11 things your newborn baby wants you to know

It’s me, your newborn! You’re doing an amazing job so far, but your facial expressions alternate between happy, nervous, worried and bricking it all day. To help you relax, I thought I would share 11…

View Post

Should mums stop talking about their kids?

When asked how I am, my immediate response is the standard “I’m good”. This is followed up 99 per cent of the time by something related to my children. This may include phrases such as…

View Post

11 things I wish people had told me about having children

You can read all the books on babies, sleep and the first year in the world, but there will still be a lot of things that take you by surprise. The early months are a…

View Post

We need to stop trying to be Stepford mums

Everyone who is a perfect mama – so full of poise, confidence and skill that you’re a full-on Stepford mum – raise your hand right now. Anyone? Nope, didn’t think so. As mums we all…

View Post

How to keep babies and toddlers cool in hot weather

Summer is here and you want to make the most of all that gorgeous sunshine with your baby. But if you’re anything like me you may be feeling a bit anxious about keeping your baby…

View Post

Book review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Secrets and lies weave a tangled web in this story about life choices and the love between a mother and child. The book begins with the end. The family home of the Richardsons – who…

View Post

Awkward ages, blended families and the impossible tightrope of parenting – an interview with author Francesca Segal

  The Awkward Age sees two single parents who found love with each other attempt to bring their families together. The consequences are funny, explosive and heartbreaking. After reading this novel by Francesca Segal I…

View Post

21 reasons why I cannot have 21 kids

Super family the Radfords have announced they are expecting their 21st baby. This couple are amazing and I take my hat off to them, they are clearly amazing parents, how else would they cope with…

View Post

Why I left journalism

In my 13 years as a journalist I have covered countless murders, interviewed several Lottery winners, discussed a heartwarming number of heroic acts, interviewed incredible people who left me close to tears, spoke to others…

View Post

Top tips for child-proofing your garden

You’ve probably been over every room in your home with a fine-tooth comb looking for potential danger zones as you child-proof every sharp edge and plug socket. But have you taken a look at what…

View Post

Do you have mumnesia?

Ever walk into a room and forget what you went in there for? Ever go to the supermarket for nappies and come back with chocolate but no nappies? Ever attempt to get out a very…

View Post

Why catching up with friends is impossible with a baby

Ever spend time catching up with a friend only to leave realising you have no idea what you just spent the last couple of hours talking about? As you head home and think about the…

View Post

Sneak peak at Mothercare’s AW 2018 range

I’ve always loved clothes – trying on pretty dresses and finding cosy but cute casual wear. It turns out having kids has only deepened this obsession and I now spend hours ooh-ing and ah-ing over…

View Post

5 reasons why The 5am Club sucks

Successful people swear by waking up at 5am. Being a part of The 5am Club apparently sets you up for the entire day. Virgin millionaire Richard Branson is a member, as is Apple CEO Tim…

View Post

5 top tips for tackling stains with Rug Doctor

I’ve always been a very house proud person. So when I had kids I had every intention of attempting to keep my home in the order to which I had become accustomed. How long did…

View Post