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By Neil | Featuring Baby & Parenting articles, news and reviews from the very best sources around the world.

10 health signs every parent should take notice of

Knowing when to call your GP for an emergency appointment, or making the decision to take your child to A&E is never an easy call. We don't want to …

Practical tips for managing pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

Shares 0<p>This post was inspired by my best mate Fanny. Fanny the microwave wheat bag. (Affectionately named “The Fanny-Bag” by my somewhat …

Revealed: the shocking number of children left home ALONE overnight

Despite some parents thinking that this is too young, 32% of mums and dads believe when children are eight or nine, they can be left unsupervised, …

The viral photos raising awareness of a serious pregnancy condition

Founder and chair of ICP Support, Jenny Chambers, is determined to make more mums-to-be aware of the complex and little-known condition, intrahepatic …

20 Best & worst foods for a bloated tummy

Shares 1<p>You know the feeling. You’ve just finished a meal and you feel all bloated and uncomfortable. It doesn’t mean you’ve eaten too much either, …

Our house may not be fancy or pristine, but it’s safe, warm and loving

<i>“Mommy, I’m safe,”</i> she said, snuggling into my chest as we laid in bed, in that sweet interim between saying bedtime prayers and finally closing her …

Parenting

How DO You Know When Your Family Is Complete?

Shares 0<p>My little boy is only 11 weeks old but this question has been popping up in my head ever since he was born: <i>DO I want another baby?</i><p>I must ask …

That Rage You Feel When Other Kids Hurt Your Child? Amanda Peet Knows All About It

Peet talks about the rage she felt when her child was excluded at school<p>One of the biggest fears many parents have before sending their kids to …

Parenting

Science Confirms What We’ve Always Known: Morning Sickness is a Good Sign

fizkes/Shutterstock<p>Any woman who has ever dealt with morning sickness will tell you: There is absolutely nothing pleasant about the round-the-clock …

Pregnancy

6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children

My oldest son just graduated high school and is now embarking on the next leg of his journey that will bring him closer to real life. I have come to realize that there are so many things that I wish I could un-tell him.<p>I hope he knows that all of these empowering, yet misleading little statements …

Parenting

Dear Husband: The Bathroom Is Not A Man Cave

Dear Husband,<p>You’re a pretty awesome guy. If I didn’t think that, I wouldn’t have married you (because as you know, I have impeccable taste). But …

Babies

On The Pressure To Have Sex And Be Sexy After Motherhood

<i>This article first appeared on Role Reboot and has been republished with permission.</i><p>In a small examination room at my doctor’s office, I sit on the …

10 Things Nobody Tells You About After-Birth

Childbirth classes were something I didn’t consider to be optional when I was pregnant. With my Type A personality and the fact that I am someone who …

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Let The Kids Get Filthy. It’s Good For Them.

My older sister spent a lot of time going to the doctor when she was a baby. One time, the doctor, possibly frustrated after seeing this otherwise …

15 need-to-know facts about your pelvic floor

by LucyBC posted in Mum Stories The pelvic floor is an often overlooked part of our internal anatomy, but it's hugely important! Part of the problem …

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I decided to go it alone with motherhood at 40, but then I met the one

Staring at those two tell-tale lines on the pregnancy test, I started crying happy tears. Feeling elated and terrified in equal measure, and …

Relationships

Do Your Kids A Favor: Take Them To Their Local Library

I remember the marble stairs, cool to the touch even on warm days in the poorly air-conditioned building, stretching out in front of me like a portal …

Libraries

How these crocheted octopuses are helping premature babies

Poole Hospital in Dorset, is aiming to give every premature baby in its NICU a tiny, crocheted octopus.<p>This comes after research found that babies …

Babies

To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of …

My toddler helped me realise it's okay to talk about my miscarriages

I was walking through the baby food aisle at the supermarket when I felt it. I was convinced it was happening: I was miscarrying.<p>We'd recently …

A letter to all the mums whose babies sleep through the night

When you tell me that your baby sleeps though the night I really do mean to be happy for you.<p>Really I do.<p>I'm not usually a bitter or vengeful person, …

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Nutritionist Shares Her 'Real' Postpartum Body

Nutritionist Shares Her 'Real' Postpartum BodyThat body of yours is pretty awesome, Mama, and if we had to guess, we bet you don't give it enough …

I don’t agree with sugar-free diets for children

Shares 227<p>Whilst I am aware of the health risks of sugar, especially when eaten in excess, I believe it’s equally dangerous to prevent your child …

Parenting

SAHM of twins hits back at those who say her life is ‘easy’

Anna Strode, 31, from Melbourne, Australia, took to Instagram to share her emotional post.<p>She began by saying that a recent commenter on her page …

Babies

4 Cute Ways to Display Your Kids' Collections

These projects help your kids proudly display their very favorite things, all while keeping their rooms from looking like something out of Hoarders: Grade-School Edition.<p>1 of 5<p>1 of 5<p>Aaron Dyer<p>Divide and Conquer<p>Everything is awesome when kids can exhibit their collection of mini figurines.<p><b>What To Do:</b><p>…

An artist made a painting showing himself and his wife in the bathroom that perfectly sums up marriage

Artist James Needham painted a picture of himself and his wife, Alix, in the bathroom — and it's since gone viral, with nearly a million views on …

How waking up before my kids made motherhood so much better

<b>This is how my mornings looked like, some time ago:</b><p><i>I would wake-up when my (then only) child was calling me out from her her crib. This was usually</i> …

Parenting

The things your midwife will do after birth

But there are all sorts of procedures and things that your midwife will do after delivering your baby. Hold out for the last one on the list. By …

Pregnancy

Mum Issues Warning To Parents About Washing Machine Liquitabs After Son Suffers Burns To His Eyes

'The liquid went in his eyes. I had no idea how awful the contents are.'<p>A mum has issued a safety warning to parents about using washing machine liquitabs after her son accidentally squirted one in his eye.<p>Jemima Strain, from Dudley in the West Midlands, said her son picked one of the tablets up …

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