‘Sharenting’ on social media divides Brits

More than half of UK parents say they do not share pictures or videos of their children on social media. The so-called sharenting trend has sparked debate among parents and a new study has revealed…

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Book review: Mum Hacks by Tanith Carey

There’s one gift that mums really, really want, and it doesn’t come in a ribbon-wrapped box with Tiffany & Co stamped on it. I would argue we’re pretty easy to please (though perhaps my husband…

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Why playground bullies still frighten me

Kids can be so cruel. From my experience of growing up I know this to be true. I have not only taken some pretty hard knocks, figuratively, from other children but I’ve also doled them…

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Date nights: picture perfection vs reality

The best thing about organising a date night with your other half is the moment you drop off or leave the kids with the babysitter. It’s the feeling of utter freedom. You feel lighter somehow,…

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Cot death charity raises concerns over baby box safety

Fears have been raised about the safety of cardboard boxes given to new parents for their babies to sleep in. Leading Sudden Infant Death (SIDs) charity the Lullaby Trust has withdrawn its leaflets from being…

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Sleep deprivation is like living in the Upside Down

There’s something about being up in the middle of the night that feels like you’re in a parallel dimension. If you’ve watched Stranger Things on Netflix you’ll know the Upside Down is a nightmare dimension…

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The amazing bottomless changing bag

All of us mums have to be pretty much superheroes to organise the chaos that is family life. We’re woken up at 6am, if we’re lucky, and then are expected to enthusiastically navigate our way…

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Schools should teach children about breastfeeding, say doctors

Schoolchildren could be taught the “breast is best” mantra in class, under recommendations aimed at driving up breastfeeding rates in the UK. The country has one of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world,…

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Babies will now be offered Hepatitis B vaccine with routine jabs

From today all babies born in the UK will be offered the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations. Public Health England hopes the move will help battle viral infections that cause cirrhosis…

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Not a crafty Pinteresting mum

Art was one of my favourite subjects at school. Not because I was good at it. I can’t draw a stick man! It was because it was the most chilled out lesson on my timetable.…

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10 things my children do to make me well up

I wasn’t cold as ice before having kids but I didn’t used to well up at adverts on television (even the John Lewis Christmas ads didn’t crack me!). Now with two kids, anything can get…

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Why summer holidays suck for maternity leavers too

There’s been a lot of talk about the hell of school holidays as we enter the six-week summer break. As someone with two kids under three I have all this yet to come. I look…

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What it’s like to cut out dairy when breastfeeding

As a new mum I do very little that is just for me. I occasionally escape the house child-free to get my hair done or meet a friend. For the most part choices are taken…

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How I increased my blog traffic five-fold in four weeks

When I launched my blog I had no idea what a passion it would become in such a short space of time. I’ve been going for just over seven weeks now and I am still…

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Sexist clothing teaches our girls they’re just a pretty face

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? I admit, we appear to have a lot of different approaches to things. Like to me a pile of dirty dishes is a priority chore…

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