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Fun ways to help your child with times tables

They say there’s an app for everything, and it turns out there is. Just two months into year one BB [...]

By |November 7th, 2016|Parenting|11 Comments

Things no-one warns you about Halloween

So Halloween is over for another year, thank goodness. Unlike Christmas, when all the preparations are actually worth it because [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Parenting|10 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about raising a boy

We all know babies don't come with manuals and being a parent doesn't come with an instruction book (more's the [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Parenting|35 Comments

10 ways swimming can help your baby grow

Regular readers will know that Little B and I have been doing Puddle Ducks baby swimming lessons, and now he's [...]

By |October 28th, 2016|Parenting|8 Comments

How can I boost my child’s self-esteem?

‘I look horrible’. Those three little words made my heart sink and sent alarm bells ringing when they came out of [...]

By |October 17th, 2016|Parenting|51 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Little B has started doing That Thing that all boys seem to do. At 23 months he's still in nappies [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Parenting|6 Comments

Motherhood: how old is too old?

At the grand ‘old’ age of 36 and being pregnant with baby number three I am officially classed as a ‘geriatric [...]

By |October 12th, 2016|Parenting|26 Comments

‘Nobody wants to be the kid who does a number two in their pants’ #ad

This post was written in partnership with Andrex ‘Nobody wants to be the kid who does a number two in [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|Parenting|24 Comments

Super easy breadless lunchbox ideas

If I had £1 for every time I’ve silently thanked God – or more specifically Nick Clegg – for the [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|Parenting, Recipes|15 Comments

10 top tips for taking your baby swimming

Who would have thought that taking a little person swimming could be so complicated? We’re half way through our latest term [...]

By |October 7th, 2016|Parenting|11 Comments

5 tricks to help your baby sleep through the night

I feel like I’ve been banging on about this for years. Little B will be two at the end of [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Parenting|18 Comments

10 reasons all parents should take a brat-cation

I’m referring, of course, to that rare and lesser known aspect of parenting, also known as a break away from [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Parenting|19 Comments

‘No sticking toes in bums!’ (and other things I never thought I’d say)

'No sticking toes in bums!' Those were the actual words that fell out of my mouth at bath time the [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Parenting|30 Comments

The REAL reason we’re so upset about #BrexPitt

I’m talking, of course, about the parting of ways of Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie after it was [...]

By |September 23rd, 2016|Parenting|10 Comments

Things no-one warns you about school

With a school reception year and a few weeks of year one under my belt I've been reflecting on how [...]

By |September 19th, 2016|Parenting|19 Comments