5 signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap

It can be hard to spot the signs your toddler is ready to ditch their nap.  If they have started refusing to have a daytime snooze it’s difficult to tell if this is just toddler…

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What I would do if I won the lottery

Everyone dreams of becoming a millionaire.  Although money doesn’t buy happiness, it certainly makes life a lot easier in many ways.  For me it’s the knowledge that my children and us will be comfortable for…

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What I wish I had known about assisted delivery 

I read very little about forceps and ventouse deliveries when I was pregnant with my first baby.  It didn’t even cross my mind that it might be a possibility, as I just expected to be…

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17 tips for packing to move house with young children

We are moving to a brand new home next week! I’m so excited to get inside and put my stamp on it. However before all of that, we need to move first! As I’ve been…

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13 things new dads need to know

Becoming a parent is an exciting change but it’s also extremely confusing.  You may have done the NCT course, read the baby books and been given lots of advice from your mum, but nothing can…

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7 tips for potty training when out and about

Potty training is a tough phase that all parents go through and it can make you feel like you’re tied to the house while your toddler is getting the hang of it.  There’s no reason…

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8 tips for entertaining a toddler while feeding a baby

Attending to the needs of a baby and a toddler at the same time is tough, because they both want different things at different times.  While your baby is all about the milk right now,…

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16 movies from the 80s I’ll be forcing my kids to watch

Weren’t the 80s amazing for movies!? I feel it is my duty as a parent to show my children the best of the family-friendly movies from the 1980s. Although animation has come a long way…

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NFL Flag and Subway® bring American football across the pond

I’ve always loved the energy and enthusiasm Americans have for Super Bowl Sunday. They make an entire day of enjoying the big game, with food, parties and celebrations.  However I have to confess I’ve never…

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Book review: Lullaby by Leila Slimani

The opening line of Lullaby is one of the most powerful I have ever read in a novel. “The baby is dead, it only took a few seconds.” It chilled me to the bone and…

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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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