21 shows to binge on Netflix now

Whether you’re breastfeeding for hours in the day, or night, or looking for something to help your brain switch off in the evening, I have got some top shows to keep you entertained. These are…

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7 things parents miss about the pre-baby lazy days

Picture this. Doc Emmett Brown and Marty McFly emerge from their time machine/Delorean and offer you the chance to go back in time. When do you go back to? When dinosaurs roamed the earth? Victorian…

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How to stay cool while breastfeeding this summer

Cluster feeding a baby in a room that’s 25C plus is not a comfortable experience. Now that summer is finally turning up the heat, I thought I would share the top tips you need to…

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How can we stop mums feeling guilty about not breastfeeding?

Midwives have been told to support bottlefeeding among mums in a major shift in attitudes, the Royal College of Midwives announced this week. It says mums should not be guilt tripped over choosing not to…

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Storing your precious memories

This is is a collaborative post. When it comes to keeping your memories safe, where do you keep them? Are they scattered around the house? Are they in a box in the loft? As the…

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The secrets to baby sleep training

Does baby sleep training work? And if it does, when should you be doing it and what method – of the dozens out there – should you be using? I remember staring wild-eyed at my…

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13 ways mamas are superheroes

Forget Iron Man, Captain America, the Black Widow, Wonder Woman and Batman, mamas are the true super beings on this planet! We may no longer have the brain power to understand the Marvel universe –…

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Becoming a work-from-home mama

Taking the brave leap of faith required to start your own business and work from home can be a daunting prospect. But once you’ve made the decision, found what makes you passionate, researched Small Business…

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One day it will be the last time

As I picked up my youngest for the 7,456,788th time the other day (I kid you not), I had a thought. One day it will be the last time I pick her up. I don’t…

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11 things your newborn baby wants you to know

It’s me, your newborn! You’re doing an amazing job so far, but your facial expressions alternate between happy, nervous, worried and bricking it all day. To help you relax, I thought I would share 11…

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Should mums stop talking about their kids?

When asked how I am, my immediate response is the standard “I’m good”. This is followed up 99 per cent of the time by something related to my children. This may include phrases such as…

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11 things I wish people had told me about having children

You can read all the books on babies, sleep and the first year in the world, but there will still be a lot of things that take you by surprise. The early months are a…

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We need to stop trying to be Stepford mums

Everyone who is a perfect mama – so full of poise, confidence and skill that you’re a full-on Stepford mum – raise your hand right now. Anyone? Nope, didn’t think so. As mums we all…

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How to keep babies and toddlers cool in hot weather

Summer is here and you want to make the most of all that gorgeous sunshine with your baby. But if you’re anything like me you may be feeling a bit anxious about keeping your baby…

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Book review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Secrets and lies weave a tangled web in this story about life choices and the love between a mother and child. The book begins with the end. The family home of the Richardsons – who…

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