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How much does your little one change…from a tiny helpless baby to lively toddler – every stage is magical yet can be exhausting. Read our articles written by real mums who want to help

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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…

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3 Tips to Help Busy Mums get to the Gym

By Susanne from Ghostwritermummy If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I started going to the gym it’s that there are days (many of them) where I literally have to make time to go. I’m busy. Very busy. Four children, a business to run and a husband who works away…

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Craft Ideas for Outgrown Baby Clothes

5 Craft Ideas for Outgrown Baby Clothes Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom I get sentimental about everything. I find myself getting attached to the weirdest of things because I love the memories I get to relive. Like a pair of stones Pickle once clutched so tightly and fell…

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Why am I always so Disheveled?

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom Change There are some things about my physical appearance that have noticeably changed since becoming a parent. The ‘Mum-Tum’, dark eye bags and ever-changing breastfeeding boobs size were all to be expected. But I wasn’t quite prepared for the constant state of… well,…

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Celebrating your Baby’s First Christmas

Written by Mrs Shilts A baby’s first Christmas is a magical time for the whole family. It marks the beginning of new family traditions, experiences and it’s a special period to treasure family time with loved ones. Many families will always remember their baby’s first Christmas. From the gifts they…

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Figuring out Life as a Stay at Home Mum

Written by Holly from Little Pickle’s Mom I think part of me always knew I’d end up being a Stay at Home Mum. I kept telling myself throughout my pregnancy that I’d wait and see how I felt. You can never know how you’ll feel until it comes down to it……

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Outnumbered: The Truth about Being Mum to Four

By Susanne from Ghost Writer Mummy For as long as I can remember… I always wanted to be a mum to four. Growing up with four sisters I already knew what it was like to have a chaotic and busy household. I never imagined my own home would be any different….