Dear Mother Nature, WTF were you thinking?

I apologise if this letter at times seems a little confrontational or rambling. I’m getting very little sleep you see. I am so utterly shattered even simple tasks like trying to find the milk leave…

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Tips for leaving your breastfed baby for a day

A day away from your baby after several months of being joined at the hip, or rather joined at the nip, is definitely something new mums deserve to enjoy. My first full day away from…

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30 hours free childcare won’t be what it says on the tin

The pledge to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week to working parents was music to the ears of many forced to choose between a career they love and being able to pay the…

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I hate judging other parents but I do judge anti-vaccers

I am a firm believer in no judgements when it comes to parenting. I think the trolling and shaming of parents making their own decisions in the best interests of their kids is appalling. You…

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Ultimate parenting hacks to save you precious time

None of us have enough hours in the day. By the time we’ve lost hours trying to get kids to sleep, preparing food, tidying up, entertaining kids and changing nappies us parents are in serious…

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6 tips for introducing your toddler to a new baby sibling

I was incredibly worried about introducing our newborn to our toddler. Our eldest had been used to being the centre of our world for 21 months before our second was born. Here we were asking…

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7 ways having children changes the way you think

Since the arrival of my kids it’s like my brain has been completely re-wired. Another miracle of Mother Nature. Whereas before I had just my own wellbeing and needs to look after, now there’s two…

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Putting two kids to bed and other things that shouldn’t be hard

It doesn’t sound like a challenge at all. When I tell childless friends that bedtime for two leaves us all in meltdown they look at me like I’ve just praised Donald Trump for his inspirational…

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50 tried and tested books for young children

We have a mountain of toys in our house but my toddler’s number one favourite thing to do is read a book. We spent ages reading to her from a very early age and she…

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The honest baby book

I happened across my youngest daughter’s baby book gathering dust on the shelf this weekend. Flicking through it I realised I haven’t updated it since she was a couple of weeks old. I look at…

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Why I ended up with 3 buggies

We have two children but have somehow ended up with three buggies. I wish there was just one that fitted all our needs but unfortunately I’ve yet to find it. There’s a myriad of choice…

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10 weird things parents say

I sometimes take a step back during conversations with my other half and have an “oh my god, I’m a parent” moment. The things we discuss now are worlds apart from our main topics of…

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Decorating my baby nurseries

I spent hours and hours trawling the most beautiful Pinterest boards and Google images pondering colours and themes for my first baby’s nursery. We found out we were having a girl at the 20-week scan…

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My house before and after children

Back when my husband and I were in charge of our house and what went where everything was kept in order. I’m quite a house proud person so kept on top of the chores and…

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25 family days out in Hampshire

Here’s part two of my blog series on family days out during the summer holidays. I’ve picked places that are on my list for the summer in the Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey areas. My two…

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A very un-British confession

I’m going to own up to something very shocking. It’s something that as a Brit you should never admit. Something that’s utterly taboo. Admitting it will see me ostracised I’m sure but I must get…

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Family friendly recipe: Tomato and basil pizza with harissa

We all love a pizza but we don’t love the guilt that comes with it. That’s why I often turn to this homemade version, when I have enough energy to manage making the dough from…

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25 family days out in Berkshire

The kids are nearly done with school for the summer. While they are counting down the days with excitement, parents are counting them down with a tinge of dread as they worry about trying to…

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My one month blogiversary

Page views 724 Twitter followers 220 Facebook likes 95 Instagram followers 112 Posts 30 Tweets 239 After a month of blogging I cannot believe I waited so long to start. Once I got over the…

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Why I’m ignoring the baby milestones

When you buy a brand new computer it’s useless until you go through several set up stages to get it working to its full potential. Every step is predictable, set, pre-determined. There are no surprises…

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