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eczema in a baby
Feb 19

This guest post is written by an old school friend of mine, Stacey Callow. At little man’s eight week check, the doctor noticed that his skin was looking a bit dry so he sent us home with some bath lotion to try. Having tried varying amounts (as recommended on the bottle), it seemed to only […]

mummy cuddle
Jan 07

Our Christmas this year didn’t quite go to plan. My husband came down with full-blown flu on Christmas day and retreated to bed for a whole week. Our plans to visit family were totally scuppered. It really wasn’t the Christmas that we’d planned for Little I, and it was a bit of a disappointment all […]

Ben eardefenders
Dec 09

This post is authored by Katie Pass, who contributed a guest post last December which sparked much debate and interest. Last year, following a diagnosis of high functioning autism for my son, I wrote a blog post describing how we would be celebrating Christmas. I wasn’t expecting anyone apart from family and friends to read […]

pink car
Oct 11

They [mess] you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. (Philip Larkin, This be the Verse) As much as my husband and I try to be ‘normal’, well-adjusted parents, I can already see recurring […]

Sep 12

This guest post is written by my friend Gareth Frampton, and is the first in a short series of posts about the realities of  being a stay-at-home Dad. Back in 2009, just a few months short of my daughter’s first birthday, I received some terrible news. I had been selected for redundancy. Some people would […]

first day at preschool
Jun 15

Little I has been eagerly awaiting her first day of preschool for months and months, and this week the big day finally arrived. Prior to half term she had two one-hour long settling in sessions, which I was meant to stay for. But ten minutes into the first session she asked me to leave! I […]

child with sunglasses
Jun 06

I remember my old editor saying to me when I was pregnant with Little I, that although you might think the early years are the best, in fact it keeps on getting better and better. I took it to heart and recently a few friends have reiterated that sentiment. Tonight I think I hit my […]

working from home
Apr 22

This guest post is authored by my good friend Jane Wakefield, who is a technology reporter for BBC News Online. It is a cliché but life as a mum really is a balancing act – between work and time with the kids, between chores and time with the kids, between your own social life and, […]

pile of books
Apr 20

This week I have had a small identity crisis. It’s a bit of a cliché – you become a Mum and suddenly you see yourself being plonked at the bottom of the pile. Slowly but surely your identity gets chipped away at, until one day you realise that you don’t really have one anymore. I’m […]

Mother's Day
Mar 15

Just in case you were wondering how much a Mummy is worth, here it is broken down for you… To quote the Mastercard advert, I personally feel us Mums are “priceless”. How can you put a figure on what is, after all, the most important job in the world? After receiving the below infographic from […]

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