5 things every family car MUST have

Our family car takes us on adventures virtually every single day.  Whether it be to the local park, on holiday, or to explore somewhere completely new, we couldn’t have half as much fun without our…

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5 tips for treating children with chicken pox

Chicken pox can leave little ones feeling utterly miserable with the horrible itching and discomfort.  Most children get chicken pox at some point and although it’s a virus that can be treated at home, the…

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Just one more year

Everywhere I look fellow parents are picking out school uniforms, talking about stationery and induction days, and wondering what to spend on shoes. It won’t be me this year. My little girl turns four in…

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Selling my home with Purple Bricks

We recently sold our home in just 10 days through online estate agency PurpleBricks, saving us thousands of pounds in fees. I was sceptical about using the website, because of certain seeds of doubt planted…

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You are not a unique snowflake – and that is a good thing

As we plod along on the parenting treadmill, it can be easy to believe we are the only ones experiencing the daily highs and lows of raising little ones.  With babies it can be particularly…

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Why you shouldn’t stress about your toddler’s fussy eating

It’s a familiar scene for all of us mums. You’ve slaved away over the family meal for hours and hours on end.  You picked something that should be a crowd pleaser, something that you know…

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What I’m loving on TV now

Does anyone else think that television has never been better? With the launch of on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon making their own television shows, I now feel spoiled for choice when it comes…

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Embracing the chaos of kids 

If I were to compare myself to a character from Friends, it would have to be Monica. I love a clean house, almost as much as I love a glass of wine on a Friday…

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Why I wouldn’t want a night nanny

If you could hand over all responsibility for night feeds to another person, would you do it? The nights with Isabella, my youngest, during her first year were the hardest experience of my life. It…

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Vonshef Picnic Basket review and easy toddler picnic ideas 

This has been the best British summer I can remember, and we’ve been making the most of the sunshine as much as possible.  And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than with a…

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17 ways to make weaning easier

How do I know if they’re eating enough? What if my baby refuses to eat anything? Why does my baby keep gagging on food? These are just some of the fears I had when I…

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5 signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap

It can be hard to spot the signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap.  If they have started refusing to have a daytime snooze it’s difficult to tell if this is just toddler…

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What I would do if I won the lottery

Everyone dreams of becoming a millionaire.  Although money doesn’t buy happiness, it certainly makes life a lot easier in many ways.  For me it’s the knowledge that my children and us will be comfortable for…

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What I wish I had known about assisted delivery 

I read very little about forceps and ventouse deliveries when I was pregnant with my first baby.  It didn’t even cross my mind that it might be a possibility, as I just expected to be…

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17 tips for packing to move house with young children

We are moving to a brand new home next week! I’m so excited to get inside and put my stamp on it. However before all of that, we need to move first! As I’ve been…

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13 things new dads need to know

Becoming a parent is an exciting change but it’s also extremely confusing.  You may have done the NCT course, read the baby books and been given lots of advice from your mum, but nothing can…

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7 tips for potty training when out and about

Potty training is a tough phase that all parents go through and it can make you feel like you’re tied to the house while your toddler is getting the hang of it.  There’s no reason…

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8 tips for entertaining a toddler while feeding a baby

Attending to the needs of a baby and a toddler at the same time is tough, because they both want different things at different times.  While your baby is all about the milk right now,…

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16 movies from the 80s I’ll be forcing my kids to watch

Weren’t the 80s amazing for movies!? I feel it is my duty as a parent to show my children the best of the family-friendly movies from the 1980s. Although animation has come a long way…

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NFL Flag and Subway® bring American football across the pond

I’ve always loved the energy and enthusiasm Americans have for Super Bowl Sunday. They make an entire day of enjoying the big game, with food, parties and celebrations.  However I have to confess I’ve never…

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