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5 of the best no-cook baby weaning foods

Forget rusks and biscuits. Today’s babies are more likely to be weaned onto rice cakes and avocados if the latest research by baby snack brand Kiddylicious is anything to go by. Apparently 18% more children are being given rice cakes as a first finger food [...]

Our new look starring our Valentine’s Day baby!

Drum roll please...we've had a makeover! Eagle-eyed readers will have noticed we're sporting a brand new header at the top of the blog featuring all five members of our newly expanded family for the very first time! The new design by the ever talented Ellie [...]

#MySundayPhoto

Social media followers will know that this week we were invited to the 20th anniversary birthday party of the Teletubbies at the British Film Institute in London. It was seventh heaven for Teletubbies fans like Little B, with the premier of an episode from the new [...]

5 things I hate about World Book Day

World Book Day. I don’t know about you, but those three little words are enough to make my heart sink and have me reaching for the wine. I know it's designed to get kids reading and I know it's a charity initiative all in a [...]

Things they don’t tell you about the first week of breastfeeding

Don't worry, this isn't going to be one of those posts featuring horror stories about bleeding nipples and mastitis. Well, it does include bleeding nipples, but not in the way you might think. Like my post on the funny things they don't tell you about childbirth, this is instead [...]

Topsy & Tim’s mum: I take back everything I said

‘Twintastically smug and perfect’. That’s just one of the (many) criticisms I’ve levelled at Topsy & Tim’s mum in the past. Not so long ago she made it onto my list of top five kids’ characters who make me want to scream - alongside Mog’s [...]

#MySundayPhoto

I make no apologies: #MySundayPhoto this week is another picture of our Valentine's Day baby. It's our second weekend as a family of five and it's fair to say both BB and Little B are loving having a baby sister. They're treating her as they might [...]

The 10 best things about not being pregnant

What you can and can't eat, what you can and can't drink and the general inconvenience of it all. It's fair to say I'm not one of those people who enjoys being pregnant. With the exception of feeling those little kicks and the second trimester [...]

Funny things they don’t tell you about childbirth

Don't panic, this isn't one of those posts featuring horror stories about childbirth. Instead it's a collection of random things I've noticed in the aftermath of the three times I've given birth, most recently following the arrival of our Valentine's Day baby. That said though, while I usually [...]

Why I was right not to write a birth plan

It turns out I was right not to write a birth plan. After considering the pros and cons of writing one, and wanting the 'perfect' birth like last time but fearing writing my hopes down would mean the opposite would happen, I left the page completely blank [...]

#MySundayPhoto

What a difference a week makes! Last week #MySundayPhoto was of my enormous baby bump - this week our baby has arrived! Meet Littlest B our Valentine's Day baby, who was born in the early hours of Tuesday morning. BB is delighted to have a baby [...]

Our Valentine’s Day baby!

As Valentine's Day presents go my gift this year has to be the best yet - none other than a Valentine's Day baby! And...it's a girl! I'm so pleased to be able to announce the arrival of our third baby Marigold May in the early hours [...]

How to teach your child to love good food #ad

Chicken fingers, potato waffles and baked beans. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to feeding the kids I rely on the top shelf of our freezer far more than I care to admit. While there’s nothing wrong with chicken fingers, potato waffles [...]

5 flexible jobs for stay-at-home mums

Want (or need) to bring in an income but also want to stay at home with your little one? For many mums there comes a time, after the visitors have gone, the baby is no longer attached to you 24/7 and you’ve settled into some [...]

7 fun ways to treat kids’ colds

Blocked nose, dry lips, sore throat. We’ve all been there, done that and got the t-shirt but coughs and colds always seem infinitely worse in a poorly child who can’t necessarily tell you what’s the matter. We seem to have veered from one bug to another [...]