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This is our secret nightly ritual - why I love co-sleeping with my toddler
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Why I love co-sleeping with my toddler

Isla Buchanan

Letting my children sleep in my bed is something I vowed never to do. My bed was a place of sanctuary. It was a place where me and my husband could sleep (hopefully uninterrupted) and a place we could call our own.

Dear daughter forgive me when I fail
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Dear daughter, forgive me when I fail

Sophie Anderson

My days of perfect parenting can be counted on one hand. The ones where everything goes smoothly from start to finish and we spend a relaxed and happy day together without so much as a disagreement.

You will always be my baby girl - a mother's letter to her grown up daughter before she leaves home
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You will always be my baby girl

Claire Henderson

No matter how big you grow, you’ll always be my baby girl. No matter how big you grow I’ll always have a place for you in my arms. No matter how tall you are I’ll always try to get to your level and listen.

How to be an amazing single dad - single dad tips to help them through parenting
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How to be a great single dad

You might be the best dad in the world but now you have to figure out how to be the best ever single dad. And that means getting used to all sorts of new rules and facing some hurdles and setbacks along the way.

complete beginners guide to car seats - car seat safety and how to choose the right car seat
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The complete beginners guide to car seats

Deciding how to choose the right car seat for the first time can be utterly confusing. We’ve put together a complete beginner’s guide to car seats to help you navigate your way through the minefield.

advice for new parents - 9 myths of motherhood debunked
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Real advice for new parents – 8 cliches debunked

Giving birth is the best day of your life. Cherish every moment. Sleep when your baby sleeps. Some advice for new parents can make you want to cry. Don’t. Instead know that so many of these things are just not true.

school routine - school morning hacks to help kids get ready sooner
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12 Great morning school routine hacks

The getting ready for school routine in the mornings is the worst! We’ve put together some top tips and genius hacks to get you all more organised and to make the school morning routine a little bit easier.

stay at home date night ideas for tired parents
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8 great at home date night ideas

Mas & Pas

After your baby arrives, romantic nights out seem like a dim and distant dream. With that in mind we’ve put together some great stay at home date night ideas that are achievable no matter how knackered you are.

To my husband - thank you
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To my husband, thank you

Kate Scott

To my husband, I just want to say thank you. Two small words. But I don’t say them enough.

Living the mom life. You know you're a mom when one or all of these things happen
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32 signs you’re officially living the mom life

Check out these 32 signs you’re officially living the mom life. You might try and fight these quirky habits that you pick up as a mother but before too long they become part of your daily routine. How many of these can you tick off?

Baby number 2. Welcome to level two. Out of Depth Dads life has changed with the arrival of baby number 2
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Welcome to LEVEL TWO. Life with the arrival of baby number 2

Chris McGuire, The Out Of Depth Dad

They say that ‘pride’ comes before a fall. As a SAHD to my two-and-a-half-year-old son, we’d got things into a nice routine, and nothing (poo, puke or my pathological hatred of Peppa Pig) could rock our little boat.

postnatal depression in dads - what you didn't know about paternal postnatal depression
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6 myths of postnatal depression in dads debunked

Viren Swami

After the birth of my son, I was diagnosed with postnatal depression. As a dad but also a social psychologist, I began writing about my experiences to try and better understand what I was going through.

Postnatal anxiety - the postnatal condition no one talks about
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Postnatal anxiety, what we don’t talk about

Katie Scott

It first happened a few days after giving birth, when I was chopping carrots for an evening meal. It was like a sudden vision, a flash across my mind’s eye. As I drove the knife down into the carrot

mess up as parents - 12 parenting fails you'll almost definitely experience
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12 ways you’ll almost definitely mess up as a parent

There’s no such thing as a perfect parent and, if truth be told, everyone is bound to mess up as a parent and make mistakes along the way. Let’s just hope our kids forgive us somewhere down the line. In our defence – we REALLY didn’t mean it.

Being a working mum - what the truth of working and raising kids is like
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The truth about being a working mum

Being a working mum often feels like you’re being pulled in two directions. Both ‘jobs’ feel like they are full time and you are doing your utmost to keep the plates spinning and give each your best.

Parent resolutions - 8 real parent new years resolutions that we can all try
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8 Real parent resolutions for the new year

The New Year has finally arrived and it’s a chance to look back and reflect on the year passed.  So we thought we would put together a list of 8 things we think a lot of us could do with giving up this New Year!

Breastfeeding - no one tells new mothers that breastfeeding is hard
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Breastfeeding – what no one tells new mothers

Natasha Mahtani

Everyone warns you about the symptoms you’ll experience during your pregnancy, the braxton hicks, the labour pains. But not one person sat me down and said “breastfeeding is going to be hard.

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My favourite hand to hold

Sally Johnson

It was a haze of hospital beds, nurses and bleeping machines when suddenly you were here, with that first exhilarating cry. I reached out and you wrapped your tiny hand round my finger and held on tight.

angry at your husband - how not to hate your husband
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How not to hate your husband after having a baby

All the dreamy photos on your social media feeds make you feel as if every other couple with a new baby is living in a blissful bubble of loveliness. It turns out though that not every picture tells the full story.

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10 ways to stay lovers while raising kids

When a baby comes along your whole relationship is thrown up into the air. If you can make small changes it can help keep the romance alive and help you feel more connected.

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New dad: 8 things every mum wishes she could explain

However many baby books we’ve read, however many birth preparation classes we’ve been to nothing can prepare us for the reality of becoming a parent.  Here are 8 things every mum wants a new dad to know about how she’s feeling after birth.

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7 steps to sibling bedroom sharing success

Whether your children are sharing a room out of necessity or because you think it will be a great experience for them, you want the space to work for them. A little thought and preparation can make it all go more harmoniously.

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19 easy tips to save money while raising kids

Once you have kids then the cost of living can rocket. Latest figures reveal it costs £150, 753 to raise a child to the age of 18.  When it comes to the family budget every little helps and so we’ve put together some top tips to be frugal and save money.

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20 things parents do before the school run

You might think that the school run marks the beginning of a week day but in fact parents have already faced a whole raft of tasks and challenges before then. No wonder we’re all knackered by 9am.

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Why I hate sleepovers: parent confession

Kate Burnett

Ok so I’m prepared to sound like a mean mum. I’m prepared to get shot down in flames on social media for admitting this but here’s the thing. I hate sleepovers. I really, really hate them.

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Best decluttering tips we’ve heard

If there are countless piles of clutter strewn on every surface in the house, then read on to find out our top (realistic) tips to declutter once and for all.

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Today’s parents feel more judged than ever before

It seems like from the very moment you become a parent the judgement begins, often from other parents. A recent survey revealed just how widespread this issue is with 70% of parents saying they feel judged on the decisions they make for their child.

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Dear Mamas, you’re not failing

Whatever happened to make you feel like you were totally failing as a mother today, know that other mums have been through it too. Having a bad day doesn’t mean you’re a bad mum. So go easy on yourself mama, and remember too the amazing things that you do.

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To all working mums, ditch the guilt

Who was it that said ‘A mother’s place is in the wrong?’ There’s no one who feels this more than a working mum. You feel guilty about not spending enough time with your child when you’re working and about not spending enough time at work because you have to rush back to look after your child.

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The rise of the mumpreneur

One of the ways a growing number of mums reconcile the demands of work and family is to shun the traditional 9-5 and start up their own business

work from home - mothers working from home - hacks for working from home
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15 productivity hacks for working from home

Work from home is a great option for parents, providing flexibility to juggle work and family life. However, it’s best to take steps to make sure that the lines between the two don’t blur and you end up feeling frazzled.

talk to teenagers - secrets of communicating with teenagers
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Secrets to communicating with teenagers

We all know how hard it is to talk to teenagers when all you seem to get back is a grunt or a monosyllabic response to the most innocent questions, such as ‘How was school?’.

ween parenting - why parenting tweens is so exhausting
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Why parenting tweens is so exhausting

In many ways parenting tweens should be the sweet spot. Your child is older and less dependant on you. They can put on their own shoes and even make you a cup of tea.

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How your baby sees you

In the first year your baby might not be able to verbally say the words “I love you” but they show you in so many ways.

Breastfeeding - mother and newborn breastfeeding holding hands intimacy
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When breastfeeding doesn’t go to plan

Breastfeeding – it’s one of the most natural things in the world – and so it must be really easy. Right? Not always. If you struggle with breastfeeding you are not alone.

Dad and baby - Dad and baby touching knuckles symbolising dad and baby bonding
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8 great ways to start dad and baby bonding

Dad and baby bonding matters. Studies have shown that babies who develop a strong bond with their dad do better at school, are more able to form secure friendships and relationships and feel more self confident and secure within themselves.

Tips for new mums - Mum doing yoga with baby. Practicing self-care. Tips for new mums
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5 self-care tips for new mums

Caring for your baby includes caring for yourself, after all it’s true what they say that a happy mum makes a happy baby! Here are a few self-care tips for new mums that will help you through those first weeks.