Parenting Help & Advice

The worry never ends however old your child is so here are some really helpful tips written by real mums for parenting your baby and beyond.

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Making Christmas Magical for Children – Seven Fun Activities to Make the Festive Season Extra Special

Now we are into November, Christmas is just around the corner. It will soon be time to dust off those decorations and start thinking about making Christmas magical for your children. These are some fun activities to help make the festive season extra special. Make a Christmas Eve Box Christmas…

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Reasons You Might Want to Find Out the Gender of Your Baby

Finding out the gender of your baby in advance seems to have become quite a divisive topic in recent years. Some people have strong feelings about whether it is right to find out the sex of a baby in advance, and some just feel it’s nicer to keep it a…

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It’s a boy! Popular baby boy names for 2018

Choosing a name for your baby boy isn’t always a straightforward task, especially when you have plenty of other things on your mind during pregnancy (read: endless clothes-buying, baby shower-planning and nursery- decorating). As far as names go, you’re spoilt for choice: do you go for classic or unconventional? Gender neutral or biblical?…

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Easing the Transition to Preschool or Reception

I wasn’t really expecting to be writing this post so far into our daughter, Pixie’s, preschool career. She’s just turned four and now been attending for a year. However it transpires that just because a child has previously been settled, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they’ll remain so. Unfortunately we…

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It’s a girl! Popular baby girl names for 2018

The big day is nearing. You’ve brushed up on all your baby knowledge at NCT. You’ve got a wardrobe chocker-full of gorgeous garments. And you’re adding the final touches to baby’s room. It’s all coming together quite nicely. But how much thought have you given to your little girl’s name?…

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Top 5 Tips for Introducing Older Siblings to a New Baby

Telling your children their going to be a brother or sister is both exciting and nerve wracking. How will they take the news? Will they accept the news and look forward to it or will they worry about the threat of a new sibling stealing their parents attention? What will…

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Top Tips for a Day at the Beach with the Kids

Living in Bournemouth, we are very fortunate to have some brilliant beaches right here on our doorstep. The children love heading down with their buckets and spades and wiling the time away in the sand. Whether you live near the sea or planning a summer trip, here are my top…

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How to Handle Picky Kids

How many times have you caught yourself bribing your child to eat? Too many? Mhmmm, we feel you. For those living with picky kids, the phrases ‘eat your vegetables, and then you can watch TV’,  ‘just one more mouthful for Mummy’, and ‘brrr…open wide for the mash potato plane’ haunt…

Essential Guide to Decorating Kids’ Rooms
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Essential Guide to Decorating Kids’ Rooms

Children spend a lot of time in their rooms. And no wonder – it’s a space in which they can be, well, kids – their very own sanctuary for playing, reading, working, oh, and sleeping of course. Understandably then, a bedroom should reflect your little one’s quirks, interests and personality….

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Keeping Little Ones Cool in the Summer

With summer approaching in just a few days (21st June 2018) there brings a promise of a warm and hazy sunshine filled days. Whilst it’s a lovely season to enjoy for most of us, for babies and small children the heat of the season can be quite frustrating as they can’t…

Importance of Having Support as a Mum
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The Importance of Having Support as a Mum

Having had my first child almost eight years ago, and with three children in tow, you might think I have this mum thing down to a fine art by now. But the truth is, I still feel like I’m winging it most days. When I had my first baby, I…

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An Introduction to the Teenage Years

By Susanne from Ghost Writer Mummy When my eldest was born, my life was literally turned upside down. As a parent you’ll understand what I mean. Nothing- and I mean, nothing– really prepares you for the arrival of a brand new person into your life. I spent the whole nine…