|How do I get my child to be more active?|
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|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|
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|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...
|See Shrek a month early with National Family Week|
How exciting! Shrek is back in cinemas with Shrek Forever Afterand this time it's 3D. In may not be out for another month but, in celebration of National Family Week, tickets are now available for an exclusive preview screening on 1st June at Vue cinemas...
|Love letters from the little one|
Now I’m not normally a sentimental kind of mummy, I try to sneak the majority of drawings and painting into the recycling as soon as I can get away with it, but I just had to share this lovely note I got from Belle last night...
|First baby. First-time nerves|
Everyday things you used to do without thinking can suddenly seem daunting once your newborn arrives. Sarah Hart finds out how to cope with – and...
|Body image – when did young girls start caring about how they look?|
As a mother to two daughters, I’m extremely conscious of the way women and young girls are portrayed in the media and how this influences how they feel about their own bodies.
|Streetdance review: street meets ballet – a lesson in compromise|
This afternoon Belle and I went to see Streetdance, the British dance movie featuring Diversity, Flawless and George Sampson - basically it was a warm up for watching Britain’s Got Talent this evening…
|Clegg in parliament|
About a week ago I had a dream. Now I know listening to other people’s dreams is terribly dull, almost as boring as listening to children read, but bear with me and I will do my best to inject enough smut to make it bearable...
|Can women really have a pain-free labour?|
When describing child birth, most mothers don't use the words comfortable or pleasant. In fact, for some, having a baby can be a traumatic experience with many women going through unimaginable pain...