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gardening for children: the six best plants for little nature-lovers

Hobbies are great for keeping little ones busy, allowing them to express themselves and discover things they’re passionate about. From collecting rocks and playing an instrument to baking cookies and playing sports, there are so many different activities which they can take on. Gardening is a…

camping with babies and toddlers: top tips and equipment checklist

The addition of a little one doesn’t have to curtail your love of the great outdoors. From wild camping on the West Highland Way to pitching up besides beaches in France, camping holidays can be a great way to kick back and enjoy nature. When you become a parent you’ll most likely want to pass on…

"he did it first!": managing sibling rivalry

With three small children in the house, sometimes I feel more like a referee than a doting mum. Shouts of "he started it!", "she did it first!" or that good old-fashioned unintelligible screams are the soundtrack to my weekend mornings these days. Who needs Radio 4? Managing sibling rivalry isn't…

home hideaways: how to build the perfect den

It’s Sunday afternoon and you want to get the little ones away from those pesky TV and phone screens... I have the perfect solution. Well, actually, this fun sunny or rainy day activity has been a favourite for years and years, so I can't take all the credit! Yes, I'm talking about building dens.…

from cots to crèches: choosing a child-friendly hotel

Pack your bags – it's time for a relaxing holiday with your growing family! But before you hit the road (with those nursery rhyme tapes blasting away) it's always wise to do plenty of pre-trip planning. First things first, you'll want lots of car snacks. Secondly – and maybe more importantly – you n…

dream team: how to master co-parenting

When my partner and I decided to start a family, we would sit up late into the night planning our parenting strategy. From how long our children could watch TV per day, to whether they should eat sugar, we thought we agreed on everything. However, we soon found out there's more to learning how to pa…

tiny but mighty: my premature birth story

So I’ve written a blog. I’ve never done anything like this before because I’m conscious of oversharing. That being said, mothercare’s nominated charity is Bliss and they represent a cause close to my heart. Here’s why. nothing prepares you for having a premature baby About 10 years ago, we had…

flipping great fun: how to make perfect pancakes with your toddler

When it's drizzling outside and your little ones are peckish and restless, pancakes are a great go-to. But be warned: things often get quite messy! Never mind the spilt flour, making these fluffy delights is a simple (yet effective) way of treating your children. Plus, if you’re brave enough …

ten ways to support your partner after birth

Parenthood is an incredible journey but an emotional one too. For mums who have just given birth, a little support can go a long way as they recover. As part of our Body Proud Mums campaign, we spoke to Dr Arun Ghosh to find out ten ways you can support your partner after birth. If your family ha…

messy, sticky fun: arts and crafts ideas for young artists

Crafts are often only talked about as rainy day activities, but they're so much more than that! While arty games are great at keeping little hands busy, they also help your child develop motor skills and think creatively (double win). What's more, parents need to get stuck in to show baby how it's d…

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