7 things new parents argue about – and how to keep the peace

First-time parents argue 40 per cent more after their child is born, according to counselling organisation Relate.  I can tell you, that figure sounds a little conservative to me! After our first child arrived we…

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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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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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20 reasons to celebrate mum this Mother’s Day

  When any national day like Mother’s Day rolls around you always get a few individuals piping up with complaints. It’s just a holiday invented by the card companies to make money! It’s a total…

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What I’ve learned in three years of parenting

Today marks three years since my eldest came screaming into our lives. It’s safe to say that nothing has been the same since, not least mummy’s lady parts. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: 1.…

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My dream family car

I never gave too much thought to cars until we had our first child. It’s kind of like how I feel about our house. When it was just the two of us, it felt like…

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The eye-watering cost of childcare

There are two things that are absolutely certain with kids. One, they are going to keep you awake at night. Two, they are going to cost you a LOT of money. But as parents we…

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Siblings: It’s a love/hate relationship

I didn’t expect my two girls to develop a love/hate relationship quite so soon. When I found out I was having another girl my mind immediately sprang forwards to the teenage years when they might…

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Dads are not glorified babysitters

I did not have an immaculate conception. My children are 50/50 mine and my husband’s. And yet when I’m popping out to meet friends for dinner, get my hair done or see a film at…

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