Why we cannot escape mum guilt

The first experience of mum guilt often happens before we have even had the baby. You’re out with friends for a meal and you decide to order a glass of wine. Even if everyone, including…

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The secret to keeping your toddler in bed

Your toddler is now in their big kid bed but they won’t stay there when it’s time for sleep. How do you keep them in bed when it’s night time? I’ve got lots of tips…

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I wish I was a perfect mum

It takes just 10 minutes some days. It’s funny how much your emotions can change in such a short space of time.  Just 10 minutes for me to start clock watching, to think about now…

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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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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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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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21 reasons why I cannot have 21 kids

Super family the Radfords have announced they are expecting their 21st baby. This couple are amazing and I take my hat off to them, they are clearly amazing parents, how else would they cope with…

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Top tips for child-proofing your garden

You’ve probably been over every room in your home with a fine-tooth comb looking for potential danger zones as you child-proof every sharp edge and plug socket. But have you taken a look at what…

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