5 surprising ways your baby is saying “I love you”

Newborn babies gobble up love like it’s a Michelin-starred meal – they cannot get enough. And yet in the early months they gave very little back. In the first few weeks that smile you thought…

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11 things I’ve learned about being a stay-at-home mum

Whoever thinks there is an easy option when it comes to working vs parenting is totally bonkers – and doesn’t have kids.  Both options have pros and cons, but neither comes out on top.  It’s…

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7 ways to keep your cool  when running errands with kids

I don’t care if you have one baby, two toddlers or three little hellraisers, going anywhere with kids can be a stressful experience.  Since my youngest learned to walk it’s become increasingly difficult to keep…

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Parenting and the internet age

The internet has given us many wonderful things, but it hasn’t helped with my parenting paranoia.  While we may now have access to limitless knowledge, such as what Sally round the corner had for lunch…

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5 amazing family-friendly UK destinations 

The UK has some fantastic places to visit with your family. While our country might be small, it packs a punch when it comes to variety and excitement. Plus it doesn’t take all that long…

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Why I don’t care that my little girl is shy

We were shopping for clothes in Next when the little girl tried to engage my daughter in conversation. She started following us all round the kids’ clothing section and following my eldest like she was…

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What to expect in the first month with baby number two

Are you pregnant with baby number two and nervous about what to expect in the early weeks of coping with double trouble? Second babies are easier in so many ways, mainly because you have been…

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Why I find playing with my kids boring

I feel like I need to begin this post with a huge disclaimer. I love my children. I love being with them. I think they are awesome. But, I am 35 years old. My kids…

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Book review: Fierce by Gin Phillips

What would you do to protect your child? Or perhaps the more accurate question is, what wouldn’t you do? Fierce sees a normal mum forced into a nightmare situation where she must protect her young…

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5 things every family car MUST have

Our family car takes us on adventures virtually every single day.  Whether it be to the local park, on holiday, or to explore somewhere completely new, we couldn’t have half as much fun without our…

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5 tips for treating children with chicken pox

Chicken pox can leave little ones feeling utterly miserable with the horrible itching and discomfort.  Most children get chicken pox at some point and although it’s a virus that can be treated at home, the…

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Just one more year

Everywhere I look fellow parents are picking out school uniforms, talking about stationery and induction days, and wondering what to spend on shoes. It won’t be me this year. My little girl turns four in…

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Selling my home with Purple Bricks

We recently sold our home in just 10 days through online estate agency PurpleBricks, saving us thousands of pounds in fees. I was sceptical about using the website, because of certain seeds of doubt planted…

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You are not a unique snowflake – and that is a good thing

As we plod along on the parenting treadmill, it can be easy to believe we are the only ones experiencing the daily highs and lows of raising little ones.  With babies it can be particularly…

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Why you shouldn’t stress about your toddler’s fussy eating

It’s a familiar scene for all of us mums. You’ve slaved away over the family meal for hours and hours on end.  You picked something that should be a crowd pleaser, something that you know…

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What I’m loving on TV now

Does anyone else think that television has never been better? With the launch of on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon making their own television shows, I now feel spoiled for choice when it comes…

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Embracing the chaos of kids 

If I were to compare myself to a character from Friends, it would have to be Monica. I love a clean house, almost as much as I love a glass of wine on a Friday…

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Why I wouldn’t want a night nanny

If you could hand over all responsibility for night feeds to another person, would you do it? The nights with Isabella, my youngest, during her first year were the hardest experience of my life. It…

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Vonshef Picnic Basket review and easy toddler picnic ideas 

This has been the best British summer I can remember, and we’ve been making the most of the sunshine as much as possible.  And what better way to enjoy the sunny weather than with a…

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17 ways to make weaning easier

How do I know if they’re eating enough? What if my baby refuses to eat anything? Why does my baby keep gagging on food? These are just some of the fears I had when I…

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