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8 Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy

8 Creative Ways To Announce Your Pregnancy April 15th, 2018 / Administration / 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 / Administration / 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 / Administration / 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!)

Pamper Yourself While Saving Pennies – Easy, Home-made Face Masks

Easy DIY Face Masks March 23rd, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

  Being a busy mum on a budget doesn’t mean that you should miss out on the relaxing, ‘you’ time that you deserve. One of the best ways to give your skin a pick-me-up is to apply a face mask while you kick back and relax. Making a face mask at home from ingredients you may have in your kitchen cupboards not only saves you pennies, but is also a fabulous treat for your skin. So we’re sharing our five favourite home-made face masks. They don’t cost a lot to make and will do wonders for your skin with their … Continue reading Pamper Yourself While Saving Pennies – Easy, Home-made Face Masks

Tongue Tie – The Facts

Tongue Tie March 16th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

In the past doctors dismissed tongue tie as an issue and rarely did anything about it. Nowadays it is recognised as a common problem and can have a detrimental affect on babies and their feeding, as well as possible speech problems for older children. It affects 3-10% of newborn babies. It basically occurs when the bit of skin attaching the tongue to the floor of their mouth (the lingual frenulum) is too short and too tight and prevents them opening their mouth widely. If the baby is not latching on correctly when breastfeeding, it can be very painful for the … Continue reading Tongue Tie – The Facts

Bronchiolitis: Would you know if it’s more than a cold?

March 9th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection, which affects babies and young children. It causes inflammation of the small airways in the lungs (bronchioles). This restricts the amount of air able to enter the lungs, therefore  making it more difficult for the child to breathe. For most infants, bronchiolitis is no more serious than a cold. However, around 30,000 infants are admitted to hospital in England each year with bronchiolitis. It is the most common reason for infant hospitalisation. Bronchiolitis occurs more frequently during winter months and mainly affects babies aged between 3 and 6 months. Premature babies and babies with … Continue reading Bronchiolitis: Would you know if it’s more than a cold?

Never Alone But Often Lonely

Loneliness Parenting March 2nd, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

It’s a great irony of parenthood. For the first time in your life you are never alone. And yet isolation and loneliness are real issues faced by so many mums and dads. Mums are everywhere – at the park, baby and toddler groups, children’s centres and the school gates. I often hear people say that it’s easy to meet other mums when you have young children. This is true. Meeting other mums is easy, but often establishing deeper connections with those you meet is not. Firstly, just because someone has a child the same age as you, it doesn’t automatically … Continue reading Never Alone But Often Lonely

Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas February 24th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

The daffodils are out, the days are getting longer and the shops are full of chocolate eggs – Easter is well and truly on its way! Trying to keep the kids entertained this Easter doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Here are some low-cost ideas for keeping your little people amused during the Easter break: Easter Crafts Kids love making Easter bunnies, chicks and other related crafts. Many are cheap and easy to make too! We love these 40 Easter craft ideas from Red Ted Art, which are bound to keep your creative bunnies busy! And check out these Pinterest … Continue reading Low Cost Easter Holiday Ideas

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

How To Help Prepare Your Child For School February 16th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

School applications are in and, as many parents wait anxiously to see if their child receives their first choice reception place, you may also be thinking about how to ensure your child is ready to start school. Starting reception is a big step for children and parents alike, but there are some things you can do to help your child be as prepared as possible for the transition. Encourage self reliance Ensure your child is confident carrying out certain tasks such as putting on shoes, changing into and out of their PE kit, hand-washing and eating with a knife and … Continue reading How To Help Prepare Your Child For School

14 Great Things To Do More Often

14 Great Things To Do More Often February 10th, 2018 / Administration / 0 comments

Is the winter gloom getting you down? Are you feeling stressed, tired and fed up? Try doing these things more often to help improve your overall health and well-being.   1. Drink plenty of water Experts recommend we drink 2 litres of day and with good reason. Being dehydrated causes tiredness, headaches, constipation and can often make us feel unnecessarily hungry. Our bodies are 6o% water and H2O plays such a vital role in keeping our organs functioning, carrying away waste and keeping our temperature regulated. So next time you reach for a can of fizzy drink or a cup … Continue reading 14 Great Things To Do More Often

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