Lottie dolls review and giveaway

I don’t think kids are ever too young to hear the message that it’s ok to be you. As a mum of two girls I’m so keen for my little ones to grow up with…

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My day in 90s pop music

My days are pretty hum-drum affairs but I’ve always got a tune in the back of my head even when the s**t hits the fan. We’ve all got a soundtrack to our lives but these…

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Weaning on the go

Parenting is all about rolling with the changes. Babies grow and leap through phases so fast that if you blink you might miss them. Just as you think you’ve got a grip on things and…

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Annoying baby and toddler product design flaws

Baby and toddler products are supposed to make our lives easier. They cost an arm and a leg to buy, so surely it’s not too much to ask that they deliver on their promises to…

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Why Miffy is still enchanting children 62 years on – plus giveaway

Miffy was already 30 years old when I was introduced to her books at the tender age of two. Now I read stories about the inquisitive little bunny to my own children. It’s been 62…

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Am I seriously discussing this? Conversations parents have about children’s TV

Ever catch yourself having a genuine, in depth conversation with your other half about your child’s favourite TV programme? They’re made for fun and yet I often find myself wasting actual, valuable breath on talking…

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Mum time: How do we fit a million tasks into 24 hours?

Once we become mums we enter some kind of weird time vortex. Take a look back on the s**t you’ve managed to accomplish in just one day and it’s hard to understand how you’ve managed…

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Book review: The Supermum Myth

It might sound corny, but this book had me at “hello”. Which of us haven’t pushed ourselves to the absolute limit and then beaten ourselves up for not being able to do everything? I have…

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10 things dads can do to help breastfeeding mums

It’s easy to feel like a bit of a spare part when you’re a dad and your other half is exclusively breastfeeding your baby. You just don’t have the, ahem, equipment to pitch in with…

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13 steps to settling-in your baby or toddler at nursery

Worried, overwhelmed and, that old mum classic, guilty may be just some of the things you are feeling at the prospect of sending your child to nursery. Whatever their age, it’s hard to let go.…

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Why babies cry more for mum

Worried that your baby seems to immediately cry when you enter the room or cry harder when you pick them up? Do not take it as an insult or a sign that you’re doing anything…

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The crying game

Sometimes I wish I could swap my children for different ones. Now, wait a second, before you assume I need a good roasting on an angry mums web forum, let me clarify this point. I…

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35 movies to watch on Netflix

When we can finally take back control of the remote control and the pups of the Paw Patrol are at last silenced for the night, it’s great to have loads of choice of films to…

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Spooky Halloween costumes for children

  Halloween is a chance to make your adorable little ones look even cuter with fancy dress. Even though it’s supposed to be a scary time of year, there’s something about a baby in a…

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Sleeping through the night at last?

I am nervous as I finally put this into writing, but at last I think we may have achieved what I thought was impossible – two kids who sleep through the night. Before you poor…

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