New mummy anxiety

Leaving the house. An action that was once just a simple matter of popping on your shoes and heading out of the door, becomes a tad more complicated with a baby in tow. There’s the…

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Top tips for protecting baby skin 

We all know the idyllic image of a newborn baby with flawless skin and pinchable little chubby cheeks. But when your baby is born, you quickly realise that baby skin is so much more complicated…

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Mum knows best

When it comes to babies there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As new parents we struggle with so many worries about whether we are doing it right and how on earth can we get the hang…

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Think you know what sleep deprivation is?

I owe everyone who I’ve chatted with, doled out advice to and sympathised with about sleep deprivation recently an apology. I thought I still understood how utterly, utterly crap sleep deprivation is. I thought I…

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Royalty or not, THIS will be bugging pregnant Kate Middleton right now

She’s a princess with a highly trained super nanny, cook, cleaners and lots of other staff to make her happy. If Kate Middleton wants a snack, there’s someone right there to attend to her every…

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Juggling work life and mum life

As a busy full-time working mum, I need everything in my life to be practical. I’m juggling several balls at once all day every day, from the kids and work to cleaning the house and…

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12 expectations vs realities of having a baby

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, your brain starts to paint a picture of what life will be like with your cute little baby. You create an image in your mind based on…

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10 hobbies for mums to do at home 

Free time can be a bit of a luxury when you’re a mother but when you do get a few spare moments to yourself, it feels so good to use those moments to do something…

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11 ways to pick yourself up on hard days

As mums we all know that the joy far outweighs the bad. But, and that’s a big but, it’s bloody hard work sometimes. There are definitely good days and bad days, though we often get…

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Straight-talking health advice in your pocket: The Caidr app

It’s not easy being a parent, but perhaps the biggest challenge that we face is worry. We worry if our kids have eaten enough, had enough sleep, are feeling happy and perhaps the biggest cause…

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New mama loneliness

Of all the things I expected motherhood to make me feel, lonely was definitely not one of them. You would think it was a matter of simple mathematics. When you add a baby to the…

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My secret to happiness

This week we will be celebrating the International Day of Happiness – what an amazing way to get the world thinking about what makes them smile. The world is a pretty scary place at times.…

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11 perfect push present ideas 

  The push present has exploded in popularity over the last few years. For those who don’t know, it’s a gift given to a new mum by their other half to congratulate/thank them/make them feel…

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50 things to do before you’re 3

There’s always a lot of talk about adults having a bucket list or things to do before you’re 30, but what about toddlers! There’s a lot of fun to be had in those early years…

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10 times parents think they have control, but actually have none

We are the grown-ups, so we think we have ultimate control over our children, right? Wrong, we are totally beholden to their whims, moods and behaviour. Try as you might go fight it, the fact…

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