Why you need to care less about being “that family”

  Picture this. You’re out enjoying a pleasant meal and a few drinks with your other half when a family of four plants themselves down on the table next to yours. The children will not…

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10 pieces of rubbish baby advice you need to ignore

No sooner have you popped your new baby out, then a wave of advice, remarks and “helpful” observations will start coming your way. If you’re not careful, you will start drowning in it. Some remarks…

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13 parenting moments that make you lose your shit

The early years are full of milestones to celebrate, but let’s be honest, there are also plenty of moments  that test our patience to the absolute limit. Parenting littles is a tough business. They’re irrational,…

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How to cope with sleep regressions in the first year

The first time your new baby hits a sleep regression it will take you by surprise. Whether your child is a champion sleeper, or a bit of a nightmare, the regression is a massive shock…

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Why I’m nervous about spending more time with my children

When my second maternity leave finished I was really downhearted at the prospect of missing out on so much time with the children. I returned to work full-time in January, working Sunday to Thursday from…

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11 tips for taking a toddler to a wedding

Attending a wedding used to be all about taking advantage of the free bar and dancing to cheesy music until the early hours. When you have a toddler in tow, things are slightly different. But…

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11 ways to treat chicken pox

Do you think your child has chicken pox? Are you looking for ways to stop them from scratching and help them sleep through the night? Although you might feel powerless, there are actually quite a…

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Has the TV become my go-to babysitter?

Confessing to using your telly as a babysitter is a sure-fire way to get a few stern looks and tuts thrown your way. Most mums with young kids like me agree that it’s a matter…

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What to binge on Netflix now

On demand television has given us so much variety for what to watch now that we are absolutely spoiled for choice. Staying in is definitely the new going out, so whether you’re watching on Panasonic…

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Book review: The Language of Kindness – A Nurse’s Story by Christie Watson

I love the NHS. Not just because it’s free (which is bloody amazing when you think about it), not just because it’s there for all members of my family, not just because it does not…

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The juggle: Balancing mum life with being a mamapreneur

Here it is, the second episode of The Mummy Bubble Podcast and I have got a seriously inspiring chat to share with you today! Do you want to find work that works for YOU? It’s…

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Surviving silent reflux

As new parents you hear a lot of terms that you’ve never come across before in your life. Meconium, apgar score, nipple cream, letdown, fontanel, colostrum, colic. It’s like going back to school, but instead…

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How I’ve survived 18 months with two under two

I’m a few pounds heavier, there are permanent grey circles under my eyes, I can no longer retain new information and I’ve forgotten what it feels like to pee in peace. But I have survived…

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The broken promises of parenting

Do you ever get to the end of a trying day and promise yourself that you will do better tomorrow? Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to hang your…

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Family-friendly places to go in Bristol

Since having kids I’ve been totally converted to the concept of staycations. The UK has so many amazing cities, villages, beaches and beautiful countryside to explore – and getting there is so much less stressful,…

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