Why you need to jump off of the mummy treadmill

When it comes to endurance, mums can keep jogging on the treadmill of chores, childcare, work and errands indefinitely. There’s no one else to do it – our other halves might pull their weight but…

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The 10 girl code commandments we all should be following

Watching Love Island should be braindead, entertainment-only TV. But this week it’s made me think. Shocking, right? In case you haven’t been watching it – you need to get watching it right now – here’s…

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The 15 parenting tips you need to survive

Hands up if you find parenting a total breeze. Anyone? Didn’t think so. It’s tough, though admittedly some days are tougher than others. We all get those mythical unicorn days sometimes where everything goes well,…

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13 summer essentials for babies and toddlers

Fun in the sun is what summer is all about, but keeping babies and toddlers safe in the sunshine is important.  Littles ones have thinner skin which is far more sensitive to UV rays, meaning…

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The pregnant mama’s shopping guide: What you actually need to buy for a new baby

People will tell you that you need an awful lot of stuff when you are pregnant, but what do you really need to buy when preparing to have a baby? Do you really have to…

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Why we cannot escape mum guilt

The first experience of mum guilt often happens before we have even had the baby. You’re out with friends for a meal and you decide to order a glass of wine. Even if everyone, including…

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50 things to do with toddlers this summer

Summer is here and if you have a toddler you’re probably hoping to make the best of those precious weeks of sunshine outside. If you’re struggling for inspiration for how to fill the days, here…

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The secret to keeping your toddler in bed

Your toddler is now in their big kid bed but they won’t stay there when it’s time for sleep. How do you keep them in bed when it’s night time? I’ve got lots of tips…

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I wish I was a perfect mum

It takes just 10 minutes some days. It’s funny how much your emotions can change in such a short space of time.  Just 10 minutes for me to start clock watching, to think about now…

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21 shows to binge on Netflix now

Whether you’re breastfeeding for hours in the day, or night, or looking for something to help your brain switch off in the evening, I have got some top shows to keep you entertained. These are…

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7 things parents miss about the pre-baby lazy days

Picture this. Doc Emmett Brown and Marty McFly emerge from their time machine/Delorean and offer you the chance to go back in time. When do you go back to? When dinosaurs roamed the earth? Victorian…

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How to stay cool while breastfeeding this summer

Cluster feeding a baby in a room that’s 25C plus is not a comfortable experience. Now that summer is finally turning up the heat, I thought I would share the top tips you need to…

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How can we stop mums feeling guilty about not breastfeeding?

Midwives have been told to support bottlefeeding among mums in a major shift in attitudes, the Royal College of Midwives announced this week. It says mums should not be guilt tripped over choosing not to…

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Storing your precious memories

This is is a collaborative post. When it comes to keeping your memories safe, where do you keep them? Are they scattered around the house? Are they in a box in the loft? As the…

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The secrets to baby sleep training

Does baby sleep training work? And if it does, when should you be doing it and what method – of the dozens out there – should you be using? I remember staring wild-eyed at my…

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13 ways mamas are superheroes

Forget Iron Man, Captain America, the Black Widow, Wonder Woman and Batman, mamas are the true super beings on this planet! We may no longer have the brain power to understand the Marvel universe –…

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Becoming a work-from-home mama

Taking the brave leap of faith required to start your own business and work from home can be a daunting prospect. But once you’ve made the decision, found what makes you passionate, researched Small Business…

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One day it will be the last time

As I picked up my youngest for the 7,456,788th time the other day (I kid you not), I had a thought. One day it will be the last time I pick her up. I don’t…

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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…

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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…

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