11 things parents forget about the first year

My youngest daughter is edging closer to 18 months and has left the baby days behind her. My two toddlers are brilliant fun, and I love watching them do new things every day. But as…

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To the partner of a breastfeeding mama

Dear partner of a breastfeeding mum, Right now you’re feeling like a total spare part. Having been relegated to hand-holding and delivering enthusiastic words of encouragement during the labour, you had hoped there would be…

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How to create the perfect toddler birthday party bags

The early birthday parties are chaotic, but they are also the most fun in many ways. The kids are beyond excited, and as a parent it’s such a satisfying feeling to know you’ve given your…

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Why not cherishing every minute does NOT make you a bad mum

Time with your children is very precious. We love them to absolute pieces, and they grow up way too fast. That first year is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of affair. Then when you add more children…

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11 reasons why toddlers are the cutest

I complain about my toddlers a lot, both verbally and to myself – either muttering four-letter words under my breath or looking to the skies as I plea for divine intervention. I get stressed out…

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How to exclusively pump for your baby

So you’re thinking about trying exclusive pumping, but have no idea where to start. Adjusting to a new baby can be hard enough without then worrying about getting to grips with breast pumps, bottles, and…

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When it comes to parental leave, I’m not sharing

Let me clarify right off the bat that I am a feminist and I am all for progression in favour of equality. I absolutely applaud the introduction of shared parental leave, I think it’s a…

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Book review: The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

Three different women, each facing challenging turning points in their lives, are brought together through a series of random, and at times utterly excruciating, circumstances. Tara, Cam and Stella are just ordinary women facing up…

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We need flexibility to close the gender pay gap

The shocking figures that lay bare the gender pay gap in companies across Britain has us all pretty riled up, and quite rightly so. Now that 10,000 companies have shown us how stark that pay…

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Joie Elevate car seat review

  Looking for a car seat that will last your child from toddlerhood right up until the end of their primary school years? It’s easy to get overwhelmed with what’s on the market, and all…

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11 secrets to preparing the perfect nursery

The nesting instinct can be pretty strong and when it kicks in you can get overwhelmed with ideas for how to make your baby’s room beautiful. Here are 11 secrets to making a gorgeous room…

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Top tips for moving house with a newborn baby

Having a baby and moving house can be two of the most stressful things you can do. So what happens when you combine the two together? Moving home when you have just had a baby…

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Pre-motherhood bucket list: 21 things you need to do before having a baby 

Are you about to become a mum, or planning on getting pregnant? There are a few things all grown-ups should do before having kids. It’s the little things that count! 1. Get your nails done…

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Surviving the Witching Hour with your newborn baby

You gain a hell of a lot when you become a mother, but you also lose a few things too. Your marbles being one of them. For me, one of the biggest losses that I…

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New mummy anxiety

Leaving the house. An action that was once just a simple matter of popping on your shoes and heading out of the door, becomes a tad more complicated with a baby in tow. There’s the…

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