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The first sign of madness
I was walking through town yesterday morning, enjoying the freedom of the first day back at school, when I heard music coming from somewhere. It was a tune I knew and liked – I could just hear it faintly...
George’s Marvellous Medicine review
“…fizzle, frazzle, and shout HOORAY!!”
A dose of George’s Marvellous Medicine
It’s a well-known scientific fact* that the book is always better than the film version of a story. Seriously, try to name me an example where a film surpasses a book – there just isn’t one...
Eat your way to pregnancy
If you are having trouble conceiving then a modern diet could be to blame. Changing your diet to include macrobiotic nutrition could increase your chances of conceiving naturally.
Back to school...
It hardly seems like any time at all since I was ‘looking forward’ to six weeks of summer holidays, yet here we are, with only a few days until they are back to school and I can return to messing about on the internet in peace...
Real-life stories: how to get back in shape after baby
Post-baby weight loss After having a baby, we all dream about getting our former figures back... and the quicker the better. We spoke to 5 mums who told us how they shifted their post-baby weight...
Kids and crafts
I would love to be one of those mothers who enjoys spending hours baking, painting, and building airplanes out of lolly sticks, but I’m just not.
Back to school back-packs: Warning extra cute
The extremely cute Zoo Pack backpacks and Zoo Lunchies lunch bags are the perfect back-to-school items for little ones.
Child immunisations: Advice from Dr Miriam Stoppard
© iStockphoto Providing your baby with vaccines is all about giving them the best chances in life but it's one parenting dilemma which provokes a lot of worry and guilt...
Freedom - what does it mean to you?
This month I have been reading Freedom, the new book from Jonathan Franzen.
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
This weekend, in true summer holiday style, we went to Bristol Zoo, with my sister and my 15 month old nephew, Finn. Here we are see, proof that we know how to rock and roll with the best of them:
Family days out
© Banana Stock Four weeks into the summer holidays and parents should feel quite proud of themselves for holding onto their sanity. Times can get tight when trying to entertain the little ones day in day out...
Daily Mail shocker: fat women have sex too…
I saw this story in the Daily Mail today (I was looking for work reasons, not for pleasure), and just had to comment….
Birthing options: 5 ways to give birth
Giving birth: The lowdown By Jennifer Barton Nothing brings a smile to our faces quite like an adorable newborn, right? Yet the thought of labour itself – unknown...
Read for fun: Leap Frog review
When the Leap Frog tag reading system arrived in the post, I thought there must be a part missing – we had an electronic pen and what looked like just an ordinary book. ‘How could that possibly work...
The return of the stay at home mum
Amelia Williams takes a look at the 2010 trend for the 'stay at home mum'. Is it time to put on your pinny, chain yourself to the kitchen sink and prepare a G&T for your beloved, hard working husband when he gets home...
The difference between boys and girls: Nature or nuture?
It’s a question that gets asked time and time again – are boys and girls just different, or do we raise them differently? Is it nature, or nurture? Only having girls, it’s a hard question for me to answer...
The best day of Bee's life - Camp Bestival
August 10, 2010 in General musings, Parenting, Reviews | Tags: Parenting, camp bestival, festivals, Seth Lakeman, stalking
Dressing your bump for a summer wedding
For any woman, finding the stylish solution to occasion wear is a tricky one but when you’re pregnant the search is even harder. Now is the time to search on-line for the best maternity clothing available...
Britain's baby shower boom
Traditionally perceived to be a sentimental American phenomenon, according to a survey more and more British mums are having parties to allow friends to shower their unborn child with gifts. A new study shows two thirds of pregnant women have plans for a baby shower before the nine months is up...
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