• Top tips for protecting baby skin 

    We all know the idyllic image of a newborn baby with flawless skin and pinchable little chubby cheeks. But when your baby is born, you quickly realise that baby skin is so much more complicated than that! And if your little one is unlucky enough to suffer from eczema, caring for that delicate skin can

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  • Mum knows best

    When it comes to babies there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As new parents we struggle with so many worries about whether we are doing it right and how on earth can we get the hang of breastfeeding and sleep routines, that we look for the right solution everywhere. There are so many books and blogs

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  • Think you know what sleep deprivation is?

    I owe everyone who I’ve chatted with, doled out advice to and sympathised with about sleep deprivation recently an apology. I thought I still understood how utterly, utterly crap sleep deprivation is. I thought I knew what it was like to be more than just tired, but feeling as if you might actually cease to

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  • Juggling work life and mum life

    As a busy full-time working mum, I need everything in my life to be practical. I’m juggling several balls at once all day every day, from the kids and work to cleaning the house and keeping up with all those little disasters that get in the way, like leaky showers and broken dishwashers. Everything needs

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  • 12 expectations vs realities of having a baby

    From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your brain starts to paint a picture of what life will be like with your cute little baby. You create an image in your mind based on the knowledge you have of babies, whether that be through films, friends with kids, books you’ve read or your own

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  • Mummy blogging: What’s it really all about?

    Every now and then a new rant against mummy bloggers will hit the internet, raising the question of what is the point in the so-called Instamum? Outraged fellow mums complain these bloggers are forever parading their “free shit” everywhere, rubbing it in everyone’s faces. There are claims that influencers – as they’re known by brands

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  • 10 hobbies for mums to do at home 

    Free time can be a bit of a luxury when you’re a mother but when you do get a few spare moments to yourself, it feels so good to use those moments to do something you love. I’ve been guilty of having no hobbies or real interests beyond work and going to the pub for

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  • 11 ways to pick yourself up on hard days

    As mums we all know that the joy far outweighs the bad. But, and that’s a big but, it’s bloody hard work sometimes. There are definitely good days and bad days, though we often get a string of bad ones, particularly when our kids are poorly. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m able

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