Why Stikets are the best mum hack for children’s clothes

  *This is a paid collaboration with Stikets* Do you have a child getting ready for school or nursery and need to label a huge pile of clothes? With two girls in nursery I was…

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What my toddlers are wearing this summer

It’s never been harder to rein in my clothes shopping addiction than during the summer when the outfits get even cuter.  While I love treating myself, treating the kids is just so much more fun…

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LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party toy review

Being a mum of two toddlers I expected to have lots of tea parties during these early years of imaginative play.  The girls love playing house so it was perfect to be sent the LeapFrog…

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Explaining Donald Trump to my toddler

    “Who’s that man?” My toddler asks this question as the orange, pouty face of America’s President looms on the news.  Never has there been a longer pause between an awkward question asked by…

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Mayfield Lavender Farm review

I always thought family fun at the farm involved feeding goats and meeting pigs, cows and sheep. But our recent trip to Mayfield Lavender Farm in Surrey has broadened my horizons and I wanted to…

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Book review: Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims 

I will confess right now that I must be the only mama at the nursery gate who hasn’t read Why Mummy Drinks.  But I could give you a long list of answers as to why…

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Bombarded by baby advice

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And there is no time more desperate than when you are dealing with a screaming newborn with zero interest in sleep and stitches where nobody wants to have stitches. …

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11 ways to get your breastfed baby sleeping through

How do you get a breastfed baby to sleep through the night? This is the question myself, and probably a billion other mamas, ask themselves frequently.  The truth is that some babies are resistant to…

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7 amazing mini-breaks for mums

Ask any mum what she really, really wants, and the answer will be a holiday. Preferably sans children. But you don’t have to dive into your overdraft or raid the children’s savings in order to…

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The real parenting awards

Being a mum is a thankless task. We do it for the love of course, but it’s nice to get a little recognition every now and then.  There are awards for celebrity mums and dads,…

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10 reasons to have a small age gap

Are you craving a new baby even though they’ve only just wheeled you out of the delivery room? If so, you’re probably still under the effects of painkilling drugs! But seriously, if you’re anything like…

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10 reasons heatwaves are hell on parents

Us Brits love a bit of sunshine but heatwaves can be a mighty trying time for parents.  It’s not that we want it to rain, but is it too much to ask for a temperature…

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Why you need to jump off of the mummy treadmill

When it comes to endurance, mums can keep jogging on the treadmill of chores, childcare, work and errands indefinitely. There’s no one else to do it – our other halves might pull their weight but…

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The 10 girl code commandments we all should be following

Watching Love Island should be braindead, entertainment-only TV. But this week it’s made me think. Shocking, right? In case you haven’t been watching it – you need to get watching it right now – here’s…

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The 15 parenting tips you need to survive

Hands up if you find parenting a total breeze. Anyone? Didn’t think so. It’s tough, though admittedly some days are tougher than others. We all get those mythical unicorn days sometimes where everything goes well,…

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