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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10 ways to show your other half you love them

Ah the most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, but when you’re a parent the grand gestures of Valentine’s Day become tricky to stage. With any luck you’ll manage to get…

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Post-baby friendships

My toddler has a best friend who she plays with at nursery. Their friendship is pretty simple. They both like looking for ants and the only thing that sometimes puts a spanner in the works…

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Baby bucket list: 17 things couples must do before becoming parents

You’ve thought long and hard about it and finally come to the decision that it’s time to take the leap and try for a baby. You’re already talking about what names you like, what kind…

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The invisible mum

When I take my baby to visit friends and relatives I frequently find myself wondering if I’ve developed the power of invisibility. Everyone excitedly chatters around the baby, makes observations on what she’s doing and…

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