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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…

making memories: creating family christmas traditions

With the glittering lights, tasty mince pies and magical secrets (how did all those presents get here?), Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Especially if you have little ones in the family. Those early years – when they wait excitedly to meet Father Christmas and try to stay awa…

festive fun: christmas activities for families

We've all experienced that inevitable lull on Christmas day. The presents are unwrapped and all that's left of lunch is a lowly sprout, so... now what? Before the adults succumb to a food coma and the kids start to get cranky, crack out a family-friendly Christmas activity! From energetic board g…

festive feasts: christmas baking ideas for little chefs

Letting little ones loose in the kitchen (within reason...) is a sure-fire way to make their Christmas extra special. Their creations magically turn from mix to masterpiece in the oven, and then there's the fun of decorating. Yes, there may be the small matter of cleaning up all the batter, icing an…

making friends with other parents

Having children should be considered an act of heroism. You forgo sleep, privacy and sanity in your mission to preserve the human race. But being a parent isn’t all that bad. There are moments of unimaginable pride, the almost impossibly cute pictures and an abundance of cuddles. And the perks of th…

must-have gifts: our top toys for christmas 2018

Sorry mums and dads. But it's that time of year again. You know - the one where you lose your mind (and money) trying to get hold of this year's must-have gift. Which your child will play with for a week or two. Before losing interest. Completely. Yes, that's right...IT'S CHRISTMAS! When I wa…

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