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PACKING hacks for her - halve your suitcase with these smart packing hacks for her - together with pdf travel packing list

12 packing hacks to halve your suitcase size

These 12 packing hacks can help you pack lighter, smarter holiday suitcases. It also comes with a FREE downloadable pdf of a Travel packing list to help you check you haven’t missed anything. 

MINIMALISM with kids - how to keep your home free from clutter when raising a family

How minimalism with kids in the home is possible

The first step to achieving minimalism with kids in the home is to have that one big clear out. We’ve put together 11 easy ways to achieve minimalism with kids in the home and to keep on top of the clutter once and for all.

How to declutter your house in one day - tips for tidying up your home and having a big clear out

How to declutter your house in one day

Are you putting off that decluttering? Is the mess piling up in your home and does it seem never ending? If so check out our top 10 steps to declutter your house in one day.

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How to mindfully change chaotic mornings

Lauren Mead

Mornings can be crazy when you’re trying to leave the house at a decent time and also manage the chaos of kids. Usually we want to hurry up to get out the door, but learning to slow down, can help your mornings go more smoothly.

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

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

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

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.

stay at home date night ideas for tired parents

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

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

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?

Postnatal anxiety - the postnatal condition no one talks about

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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.

bad mum - dear mama you're not failing - you're not a bad mother - we're allowed to have bad days

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

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

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

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.

attachment parenting - the pros adn cons of attachment parenting - is attachment parenting right for me

Is attachment parenting right for you?

It’s an increasingly popular approach with an emphasis on baby wearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping but does attachment parenting make happier babies and, just as importantly, happier parents?

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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.

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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.