Are we too scared to give women the proper support to breastfeed?

Mums are being broken by breastfeeding. This was one of the conclusions from last night’s Channel 4 Dispatches about breastfeeding.  It was an interesting documentary and gave some great insights into this issue, particularly why…

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Don’t let Love Island stop you from loving your mumbod

  A wobbly tummy, slightly saggy boobs and not even a hint of a thigh gap. This is my post-baby body reality.  And yet for many, the post-baby body, or mumbod, is an inconvenience. A…

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Why all new mamas need to be more Cardi B

I’m fine. How many of us have said that just after having a baby and not meant it at all? Two simple little words, one very big fat lie. This week Cardi B revealed she…

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How to cope with a heatwave during pregnancy

A pregnant belly makes life a lot more challenging as it is, but throw in a summer heatwave and getting comfortable becomes almost impossible.  I can remember during my second pregnancy there being a period…

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35 things I’ve learned in 35 years

Today I turn 35! While it doesn’t feel great to be staring down the barrels of 40, I’m actually very content and happy with where my life is right now.  With two kids, a husband,…

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18 ways to survive the first eight weeks with a newborn

The first few days of having a newborn baby are a blur of shock, excitement and awe. And then the interesting stuff begins. As your baby starts to wake up a bit and stops being…

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What’s so hard about being a parent? Everything.

As parents we understand why parenting is so ridiculously hard.  Some days, it’s like banging your head against a brick wall, while attempting to do half a dozen other things at the same time.  You…

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The 7 stages of paddling pool “fun”

If you haven’t got a paddling pool, are you even a parent? There’s no better way to survive the current blast of heat than to sit in what is effectively a massive puddle and attempt…

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Why Stikets are the best mum hack for children’s clothes

  *This is a paid collaboration with Stikets* Do you have a child getting ready for school or nursery and need to label a huge pile of clothes? With two girls in nursery I was…

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What my toddlers are wearing this summer

It’s never been harder to rein in my clothes shopping addiction than during the summer when the outfits get even cuter.  While I love treating myself, treating the kids is just so much more fun…

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LeapFrog Musical Rainbow Tea Party toy review

Being a mum of two toddlers I expected to have lots of tea parties during these early years of imaginative play.  The girls love playing house so it was perfect to be sent the LeapFrog…

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Explaining Donald Trump to my toddler

    “Who’s that man?” My toddler asks this question as the orange, pouty face of America’s President looms on the news.  Never has there been a longer pause between an awkward question asked by…

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Mayfield Lavender Farm review

I always thought family fun at the farm involved feeding goats and meeting pigs, cows and sheep. But our recent trip to Mayfield Lavender Farm in Surrey has broadened my horizons and I wanted to…

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Book review: Why Mummy Swears by Gill Sims 

I will confess right now that I must be the only mama at the nursery gate who hasn’t read Why Mummy Drinks.  But I could give you a long list of answers as to why…

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Bombarded by baby advice

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And there is no time more desperate than when you are dealing with a screaming newborn with zero interest in sleep and stitches where nobody wants to have stitches. …

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11 ways to get your breastfed baby sleeping through

How do you get a breastfed baby to sleep through the night? This is the question myself, and probably a billion other mamas, ask themselves frequently.  The truth is that some babies are resistant to…

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7 amazing mini-breaks for mums

Ask any mum what she really, really wants, and the answer will be a holiday. Preferably sans children. But you don’t have to dive into your overdraft or raid the children’s savings in order to…

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The real parenting awards

Being a mum is a thankless task. We do it for the love of course, but it’s nice to get a little recognition every now and then.  There are awards for celebrity mums and dads,…

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10 reasons to have a small age gap

Are you craving a new baby even though they’ve only just wheeled you out of the delivery room? If so, you’re probably still under the effects of painkilling drugs! But seriously, if you’re anything like…

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10 reasons heatwaves are hell on parents

Us Brits love a bit of sunshine but heatwaves can be a mighty trying time for parents.  It’s not that we want it to rain, but is it too much to ask for a temperature…

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