Archive

June 2018

28/06/2018
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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 mealtimes. It’s no lie that children can be temperamental dining companions. But fussiness is a natural part of your little one’s development. Not only is announcing food preferences a way of asserting independence, but anything from a change in routine,... Read More

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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. But with interiors design trends constantly evolving, exactly how to decorate your youngin’s room can be downright mind-boggling at times. We are, quite literally, spoilt for choice, aren’t we? So, to make life a little easier for you, we’ve trawled... Read More

19/06/2018
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Top Tips to Relieve Pregnancy Boredom

What could be more exciting than the first few months of pregnancy? You’ve just been told you’re going to be a mum; you’re constantly receiving compliments about your gorgeous ‘glow’ – not to mention your luscious locks; and yes, you can indulge in that tub of ice cream without feeling (too) guilty.  Pregnancy is a pretty rosy picture, don’t you think? Hmm…the jury’s still out. Indeed, when you hit month six or seven, the journey towards motherhood is a different story. You have to pee umpteen times, you struggle to... Read More

16/06/2018
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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 regulate their own temperatures like we can. Here’s my top tips on how to keep your little ones cool in the heat; 1) Wear minimal clothing There’s nothing worse than wearing too many clothes in the sunshine and that goes... Read More

14/06/2018
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Your Week By Week Pregnancy Guide

Congratulations – you’re pregnant! If you’ve ever wondered what on earth baby gets up to in there, join us to discover your week by week pregnancy guide. First trimester After the magic of conception, baby is a teeny tiny embryo – two layers of cells that will multiple and multiple, eventually forming the body parts and organs of your little one. During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, your babe will grow from a fertilized egg to a 3-inch human, with a strong beating heart, growing intestines, and developing nose,... Read More

09/06/2018
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Top Tips for Surviving a Baby and a Toddler

I knew it was going to be tough; it’s why I put it off for as long as I did. There are, in fact, fleeting moments when I think ‘I’ve got this’, and allow myself a metaphorical clap on the back for bossing life as a mum of two. However, the rest of the time is basically the equivalent of swimming against the tide and paddling just to stay afloat, often feeling all at sea, and occasionally plain drowning in the sheer relentlessness of life with two small – and... Read More

06/06/2018
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Coping in the Workplace after Maternity Leave

When you’re on Maternity Leave, especially those first few months, all you’re thinking about is your newborn baby, and maybe when you’ll find the time to sleep ever again. Most mums aren’t thinking about what their next step is, they’re enjoying being a Mum and learning everything about their newborn. So when the time actually comes, making a choice if you’re returning to work is quite a daunting feeling. For some, they already know they can work from home, or their partner can hold the fort with most of the... Read More

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Breastfeeding – Managing Expectations

Breastfeeding. Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. Or is that just what we are lead to believe as a first time mum? It can be really hard listening to conflicting advice from midwives, health visitors, and even friends and family. You hear stories from people you know who cried in agony attempting to breastfeed their little ones, while others tell you of their blissful breastfeeding journey. Midwives will tell you how important it is right after giving birth while health visitors will encourage you to breastfeed your baby... Read More