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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

11 signs that your man is ready to become a dad

When Prince Harry admitted he’d love to have kids it sent the press into a state of wild excitement and had broody women everywhere wondering how to …

Relationships

Am I Raising My Kid to Be Too Sensitive?

Share89<p>Pin1<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>We were on the back deck one crisp spring morning. She was drawing with sidewalk chalk and I was pacing …

Parenting

The best maternity jeggings

Finding the perfect pair of jeans is a struggle at the best of times, never mind when you’ve got a baby growing in side of you. If denim is off the …

Clothing

Why Newborn Babies Smell So Delicious

Baby heads smell amazing. I should know — I’ve had three babies, and with each birth, I’ve found myself intoxicated by the warm funky scent of that …

Babies

13 tips to help get through the night feed (from real mums)

Let’s talk about night feeds. As you all know, during the first few weeks, you can expect your new arrival to wake up every few hours to be fed. …

Babies

Five Ways To FOMO

Share93<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Pin<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>For the last few years, the term FOMO has been brandished about on practically every online platform. In …

Parenting

How to tell the difference between the Baby Blues and Postnatal Depression

As many as four in five women suffer from the baby blues a few days after giving birth. But how do you know when this is something more serious? …

Babies

5 Superpowers That Parents and Teachers Share

Share<p>Pin<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>Let me explain the demerit system. An untucked shirt equals two demerits. Disrupting class can earn you …

Parenting

The Time-Out Alternative That May Be More Effective

Share143<p>Pin3<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>The self-quieting approach has long been presented as a powerful alternative to punishment and …

Parenting

The best pregnancy pillows

Getting a good night's sleep when you're pregnant can be a challenge - as if the constant toilet trips, hormones and shooting leg pains weren't …

Pregnancy

The best highchairs and how to pick the right one for you

Gone are the days when picking a highchair was a simple process you didn’t have to worry about until your little one was sitting up. With so many …

Babies

How white noise could help your baby sleep

Many people tiptoe around sleeping babies thinking that any noise will wake them up. While there are many sounds that will wake a sleeping baby, …

Babies

I didn’t have a 'natural' birth. I refuse to feel like a failure

Throughout my pregnancy, there was nothing more annoying than unsolicited advice. While I recognised good intentions, and welcomed the odd motherly …

Pregnancy

5 genius home remedies for dry cracked heels you NEED to try!

<b>The Great British Summer doesn't last for long, so the last thing you want to do is waste it worrying about the state of your heels.</b><p>Dry cracked heels …

Alternative Medicine

20 things you used to do that are now impossible post-kids

<b>We all know having children changes your day-to-day life hugely, but can you actually remember what life before kids used to be like?</b><p>Here Emily …

Parenting

My Son Asked Me Why I Had A Butt on My Stomach

Share126<p>Pin2<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>This is a hard post to share. I’ve always been able to talk about how my body has changed since having …

Women and Men

20 colour activities for babies and toddlers

Follow us<p>Getting pregnant<p>Topics<p>Before you begin<br>• Trying for a baby<br>• Trying for another<br>• Trouble conceiving<br>• All getting pregnant<p>TOP RESOURCES<p>Am I …

Babies

5 Things That Are Holding You Back In Life (And How To Overcome Them)

It's time to graduate from your self-defeating habits and begin your glorious future.<p>Years ago, after being swindled by a business associate, I became so confused and angry that I hired a life coach. She listened compassionately while I whined, then said, “Martha, I want you to pick a day when …

Mind

14 things you need to know if you’re taking a toddler to Legoland

Legoland Windsor is a theme park for older kids, but it's a great sensory adventure for little ones too.<p>While all of the big kids are busy at school …

Kids

Why Keeping Hydrated in Labour is Important

This is an important message for all pregnant women. I will keep it short and sweet summer is here labour wards get hot, time goes by rapidly when …

Pregnancy

14 Things You Can Do To Help The Mother Of A Newborn

As a mother of a newborn, not only have you just spent the last 9 months growing a small human (which is a mammoth task by the way), you’ve also just …

Babies

Sleep regression: Why your once good sleeper’s now awake

Your little one has been sleeping like a, well, baby and you’re feeling rested, relaxed and pretty confident that this sleep pattern will continue …

Babies

Birth trauma is most definitely a thing

I have trouble staying in the dentist’s chair even now. It's something about lying prone under strip lighting while strangers loom over you. That …

Pregnancy

Four Ways to Be Allies With Your Kid's Teacher

Share<p>Pin<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p> Listen to Post<p>When “Parenting” magazine joined forces with the National Education Association to study the delicate …

Parenting

See incredible photos of an unassisted home birth

Shares 79<p><i>By BabyCenter US blogger Mellisa Willets.</i><p>Angel Mickelle decided she wanted a completely unassisted birth for her second child, without …

Pregnancy

Practical tips for managing pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

by Dr Claudia posted in Mum Stories This post was inspired by my best mate Fanny. Fanny the microwave wheat bag. (Affectionately named “The …

Fearne Cotton On Learning To Love Her Post-Baby Body: 'I Still Have A Saggy Tummy'

'When you’re breastfeeding your boobs are massive and leaky.'<p>Fearne Cotton said she has learned to love her body after giving birth to two children, including her “saggy lower tummy”.<p>The 35-year-old presenter, who is mum to Rex, four, and Honey, one, with her husband Jesse Wood, said she feels the …

Coping with tiredness and newborn baby sleep patterns

When you find out you’re going to be a parent, one of the first things other parents will say to you is ‘say goodbye to those lie-ins’ and the luxury …

Babies