What does giving birth REALLY feel like?

I’ve been toying with writing this post for quite some time. Do expectant mums really WANT to know what giving birth feels like? Would knowing about the pain, blood and screaming have made me more…

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How soon can you really tell if you’re pregnant

They say that patience is a virtue, but when it comes to finding out whether you’re pregnant or not, who cares about that!? The modern pregnancy tests are amazing. Not only are they super sensitive,…

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The simple secret to getting your baby to sleep – the ultimate bedtime routine

Do tearful evenings make getting your baby to bed feel impossible? You may be struggling to get your baby to go to sleep in their own bed. They may seem like all they want to…

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10 things people would never say to working dads

    It’s funny how progressive we claim to be as a society, and yet there’s still a lot of assumptions surrounding each sex’s role in bringing up baby. There are certain things people would…

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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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#fortheloveofBLOG 47

Hi all! Welcome to #fortheloveofBLOG and hello to anyone new who is joining us this week. Myself and your fabulous hosts Claire at The Pramshed and Kelly at Bringing Up Georgia are thrilled you could…

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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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#fortheloveofBLOG 46

Hi all! Welcome to #fortheloveofBLOG and hello to anyone new who is joining us this week. Myself and your fabulous hosts Claire at The Pramshed and Kelly at Bringing Up Georgia are thrilled you could…

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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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