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Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends June 13th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

By Aimee Foster When I had my daughter almost nine years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships. The first of my friends to have a baby, I suddenly had lots of free time during the days. But my friends were all at work. And come the evenings when they were available, I was shattered. Plus it became evident that my new baby conversations were, at best, confusing for my friends and, at worst, incredibly boring. … Continue reading Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Seven Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Child When You’re Running Late

Seven Things You Don't Want to Hear From Your Child When You're Running Late June 2nd, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

You know the score. You’re in a rush to get out the door. You need to drop the kids off at school, pre-school or childcare. Then you have to make it to work or to an appointment on time. Or you just generally need to be somewhere. You’ve been up since the crack of dawn ensuring that the kids are fed and dressed, lunches are made and bags are packed. Despite the early start, you’re still running late. There’s practically no chance of making it to your destination in time unless you leave the house at this precise moment. And, it is … Continue reading Seven Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Child When You’re Running Late

Your 20 Week Scan: So Much More Than A Gender Reveal

Your 20 Week Scan: So Much More Than A Gender Reveal May 25th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

By Aimee Foster There’s so much more to the 20 week anomaly scan than we sometimes realise. I was one of those parents who left the scan room with more than a blurry picture. My baby was the reason this scan is offered to all pregnant women. She was sick, she needed help and without this scan we wouldn’t have had a clue. The 20 week anomaly scan is one of the pinnacle moments of any pregnancy. In the majority of cases, when the baby is healthy, it is the second and final time you’ll see your baby on screen … Continue reading Your 20 Week Scan: So Much More Than A Gender Reveal

Six Ways to Brighten Your Child’s Day

Six Ways to Brighten Your Child’s Day May 17th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s famous quote is especially relevant for children. Many of our strongest childhood memories relate to how we felt at certain times. Children don’t need expensive clothes or toys – it’s the little gestures of love that they will remember best. Here are six simple ways to brighten your child’s day and create some of those great memories. Lunchbox Love Slipping a note in your child’s lunchbox is a great way to show them … Continue reading Six Ways to Brighten Your Child’s Day

How To Handle The Stroppy Sevens

How To Handle The Stroppy Sevens May 10th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

‘I HATE you! ‘This is so rubbish. I’m soooo bored.’ ‘Just leave me ALONE!’ If you heard all the above, accompanied by door slamming and foot stamping, you’d assume you were in the presence of a teenager wouldn’t you? When everything you say is met by a smart comeback, an eye roll or a grimace, you’d grit your teeth and remind yourself that this is typical teenage behaviour. So imagine my surprise when my previously sweet tempered and pleasant daughter began acting just like a teenager as she approached the age of seven. I thought she’d been possessed. Honestly, I … Continue reading How To Handle The Stroppy Sevens

Shout For Maternal Mental Health

Shout for maternal mental health May 1st, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

One in ten women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or during the first year of their baby’s life. This week (April 30th – May 4th) is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.  The aim of the week is to encourage more people to talk about mental health issues during pregnancy and beyond. In order to spread awareness of maternal mental health issues even further, Mummy Links founder Emily Tredget, came up with the #shoutieselfie, an innovative new kind of selfie to raise awareness of an issue so many mums struggle with. This is my #ShoutieSelfie. I ♥️ a mum who suffered … Continue reading Shout For Maternal Mental Health

6 Annoying Things Strangers Say To New Parents

6 Annoying Things Strangers Say To New Parents April 24th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

I didn’t notice with my first baby (possibly because I was wading through the treacle that is ‘That New Mum Feeling’) just how many ridiculous and annoying comments are made by total strangers to new parents. When my son arrived, however, I was better versed in the language of parenting and more aware of what was going on in the world around me. Again and again I was asked the same annoying questions and subject to frustrating comments. Let me take a moment to acknowledge that I know the strangers involved were well-meaning and simply excited to see a baby.  … Continue reading 6 Annoying Things Strangers Say To New Parents

8 Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy

8 Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy April 15th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

In today’s digital world, pregnancy announcements on social media are the norm. Posting on your favourite social network is a quick and effective way to let everybody know your exciting news. We took to Instagram to find some uniquely creative pregnancy announcemnts and weren’t disappointed with what we found. The pregnancy announcements below are easy to recreate and are sure to be a big hit with friends and family! 1. Balloons US blogger, Jessica Roberts used gold number balloons to announce her latest pregnancy. Lining up her adorable children and numbering each one with the seventh balloon on her bump … Continue reading 8 Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy

See That Perfect Mum Over There? I Bet She Wishes She Were You

April 8th, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

Do you see that perfect mum over there? The one with the beautifully made up face and the toddler who is sitting nicely eating a finger of red pepper dipped in hummus. He really loves that red pepper. She must excel at feeding him a varied diet packed with super foods. He’s finished the pepper now and, still sitting nicely, he begins completing the puzzle she placed in front of him. He’s so clever. I bet she spends all her time playing educational games with him. Her clothes are incredibly stylish. Where did she get that amazing change bag from? … Continue reading See That Perfect Mum Over There? I Bet She Wishes She Were You

44 Top Tips For New Mums (From New Mums!)

44 Top Tips For New Mums April 1st, 2018 / alex m / 0 comments

There’s no one like another mum to provide support and guidance when you need it. We asked 44 mums for their top parenting tip. Here are the responses in their own words (and in no particular order): 1. Olive oil is great for banishing cradle cap. And it’s cheap too! 2. Try and make some meals up pre-baby to put in the freezer. Or if you’re not that organised,  then ask everyone who visits to bring a dinner with them. 3. If you are bottle feeding buy a Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine. It’s worth its weight in gold and … Continue reading 44 Top Tips For New Mums (From New Mums!)

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