Essential maternity and nursing wear

When I discovered I was pregnant the first time I couldn’t wait to show off my bump. There are so many gorgeous maternity clothes out there for slobbing round the house, going out, work and…

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Dove’s PR nightmare

Transcript of advertising team campaign meeting * Ad executive: Right guys we need an ad campaign that’s going to speak to our key demographic and get people talking. Something topical. Ad flunky 1: How about…

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Wellington Country Park Review

Wellington Country Park, nr Reading, Berkshire, RG7 1SP. An animal farm, splash pad, mini train, adventure playground, toddler playground, sandpit, dinosaurs, fairyland, cafes, giant bouncy pillow and soft play. Think all these things involve a…

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The 7 stages of sleep deprivation

There’s a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture by the military. It has an impact on everything; your mental health, physical strength, skin, hair, resilience, appetite and ability to keep your…

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Family friendly recipe: Spaghetti bolognese

Hubby has always been a Dolmio Bolognese sauce fan. However when I perfected my homemade version he soon switched allegiances. Now we only have the jar when we’re both completely wiped out and looking for…

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Mummy’s grown-up cold

I’m wide awake and ready to play. I hope mummy and daddy have something exciting planned for me today. I had a good, big sleep. I did hear a noise when all the lights were…

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Why I wish I was a baby

Babies have no idea how great they have it. I watch my two and can’t believe it will take until they have children of their own to understand they’re on easy street right now. It’s…

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How I coped with sending my baby to nursery four days a week

When it came time to decide what we would do about childcare as I prepared to return to work full-time after my first baby I found the experience quite daunting. Me and my husband had…

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How I treated my baby’s eczema

One in eight babies may suffer from eczema at some point in their first months, according to the NHS. GPs will tell you there’s a lot of treatment choices out there, it’s just a matter…

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To the other mother

It’s funny how becoming a parent suddenly throws open the door to a whole new world of friendships. It is the world’s greatest ice breaker. You both have something similar to rant about, speak about…

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Signs my kids are trying to kill me

I don’t mean to sound big-headed when I say my kids adore me. I know they love their mummy very much. They always turn to me for a cuddle when they need to be comforted,…

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10 things I found different with my second baby

Making the decision to have a second child was an easy one for us. I think we both knew we didn’t want our first to be an only child and we enjoyed being parents so…

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6 ways having kids has ruined my body

I have never been one to stress that much about my weight or looks. I’m a size 12 and could do with losing the love handles but I just cannot be bothered with diets. I…

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To the heroes who gave me my babies

An open letter to the heroes of our NHS and why we should be so grateful these dedicated women and men work tirelessly under extreme pressure to save lives: I don’t remember your names but you…

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My favourite baby products

The baby industry is a booming one full of options. Books, sleep aids, clothes, bedding, toys, storage, nursery decor, travel products, organisers, creams, the list is endless. I’ll admit to falling into the trap of…

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Baby weaning recipe: Lentils and sweet potato

I started weaning Bubba Two a few weeks ago. After a shaky start where she just stared at me like I was asking her to eat a toe she is now really getting into the…

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Things people say that spark my internal eye roll

Having a baby is an exciting time that is a cause for celebration for you and your nearest and dearest. However what you don’t realise is having a baby is an invitation for everyone to…

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Sleeping like a baby?? Not in my house

Where did the phrase ‘sleeping like a baby’ come from? Why has it evolved to mean a good night’s sleep? My only conclusion can be this phrase was first coined by someone who had no…

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Fact vs Facebook

If you were to scroll through my Facebook page you would see hundreds of pictures of me smiling, my kids doing something adorably ridiculous and my fabulous friends raising a glass on a night out.…

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The witching hour

I’m sure my husband refers to this term for fussy evenings as the bitching hour in his head. Except it’s not an hour. It lasts all bloody evening and leads to endless expletive-filled rants from…

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