October 2018

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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 surprise. Having the option to be informed whether the baby is a boy or a girl at your 20 week scan is actually a relatively recent occurrence, with women from my mum’s generation not being given the choice. As with... Read More


Your pregnancy cravings: explained

Pregnancy yens can range from the ordinary to the full-blown extraordinary. Whether it’s a straight-up hankering for the classic jar of pickles, waffles and ice cream, or a more bizarre desire for coal, dirt and even laundry detergent, cravings and pregnancy go hand in hand.  However, why pregnant women experience such weird and wonderful munchies has been hotly debated over the years. On the one hand, scientists and doctors purport they are merely the result of certain nutritional deficits, which aren’t surprising during pregnancy. But on the other, some say there... Read More

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How to Cope when you have a Super Clingy Child

I’ve experienced both fierce independence and intense clinginess in my children; and, rather oddly,  in the same child. I recently wrote about how I’d felt completely defeated by my infant daughter being entirely uninterested in me, always choosing her daddy over mummy – despite the fact she’s breastfed: I was only good for milk, nothing more. It hurt like hell, although I felt silly for allowing it to upset me so much. And then one day everything changed. Literally overnight, my youngest, Elfin, became as high-needs as her big sister.... Read More

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Top Ten Things You Really Need in the First Year

During pregnancy, especially if you’re on the Insta-Mum hype, you’ll find you’ll be inundated with “BUY ME, YOU NEED ME” type posts from brands with their products. I am due to become a Mum of three in December and over the past four years of Motherhood I have found that the market has changed a lot and the amount of products I have found I have bought and never used quite crazy really.  Becoming a Parent is super expensive and if I can find any way to cut the cost... Read More


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? If you’re still toing-and-froing with your partner, mother-in-law, or the corners of your own mind, this might just help. Published by the Office for National Statistics, here are 25 of the most popular boys’ names for 2018, along with their... Read More