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Toy Story Cookies
Grab your spatula, roll out your dough, and get ready to taste these 3D (for Delicious!) Toy Story-inspired treats! When you’re making cutout cookies, you need dough that will hold its shape during baking, and this recipe fits the bill...
How to command respect from your children
I’ve often suspected that I don’t have quite the authority as a parent that I’d like. Partly I think it’s an age thing.
Pregnancy tests: understanding pregnancy tests

Your breastfeeding questions answered
Are you expecting and hoping to breastfeed? Or are you hesitant because you're not sure if you'll manage? Find the answers to your questions...
Episiotomies: find the answers to all your questions
For those of you blissfully unaware of what 'episiotomy' involves (or indeed means) here's a little update. Cross your legs first...
Once upon a time... the fairy story of single princess
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there lived a beautiful princess with a fondness for good grammar, and an unsuitable prince who was devilishly good at scrabble.
Am I being unreasonable to judge a man on sloppy grammar?
Thank you all so much for your fab suggestions for my online dating profile - I loved them all and was very impressed by how well you clearly know me already!
How do I get my child to be more active?
Single parent dating – I need your help!
I think it was Hamlet who wisely said “To date, or not to date, that is the question.” It was something along those lines I’m sure, and he was right, it is definitely my question today...
Family friendly festivals – the joys of camping with kids
For me, putting up a tent is a bit like giving birth.
Are you ready to be a 'Soccer Mom'?
As football fever grips the nation in the countdown to the World Cup, many children are even more eager to play ‘the beautiful game’. However...
They are what they eat...
Getting kids to eat their greens is tough for many parents, but there could be a simple, healthy solution - get them to grow their own. Research commissioned...
Adrenaline junkie – sex, drugs and a good crossword
Yesterday I was on the way to the park with my sister Annabel and we pulled up behind a car that had a ‘Help the Heroes’ car sticker in the back.
Left-handedness - ask the expert
Maintaining a healthy pregnancy
Spring is the season of new life, change and starting afresh and so it's an ideal time for a woman to follow in the footsteps of the birds and the bees and start a family of her own...
“You have a lot of grey hair don’t you Mummy?”
“You have a lot of grey hair Mummy,” says Belle as she gets into my bed this morning. Charming. No ‘good morning Mummy’, ‘I hope you slept well Mummy’.
Is it cruel to tease your children?
When Bee was about three or four years old I could make her cry by pretending to be a lion.
Guest post: talking with teens
Today is guest post day, courtesy of a mystery draw over at Little Mummy. I was thrilled to find out I was swapping with Eggs, Cream and Honey, as obviously I love cake. I was less thrilled than when I found out she is up against me in the MAD blog awards...
The one where I get my contraceptive implant taken out
Yesterday I had my contraceptive implant removed. Don’t worry, it’s nothing gruesome, just a tiny plastic hormone releasing matchstick that goes under the skin in your arm. Maybe it’s a weird thing to write about, but it actually raised some interesting issues for me...
When can you let children walk to school on their own?
How old does a child have to be before they can walk to school on their own? It’s questions like these that I ask myself, and wish I had a partner to ask. I might not agree with him, but at least it would be someone to share the responsibility with...
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