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Maternity leave

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Expecting a baby? Then it’s important to know your maternity rights. They can be a little complicated so here are some basics to get you started. How long?52 weeks are available...

How To Calculate Your Ovulation Date

Home / Parenting / Getting pregnant / How To Calculate Your Ovulation Date

Knowing your ovulation date increases your chances of falling pregnant. Here’s our guide to calculating it. The menstrual cycleA woman’s menstrual cycle has three phases, with...

From Sperm Motility to Sperm Count: What Every Couple Needs to Know about His Load

Home / Parenting / Getting pregnant / From Sperm Motility to Sperm Count: What Every Couple Needs to Know about His Load

Women change their entire lifestyles to get their bodies ready for growing babies. But since it takes two to tango, it's as important for our men to take a serious look at their...

Can't Exclusively Breastfeed? Here's The Lowdown On Combination Feeding (Without The Judgment)!

Home / Parenting / Baby / Can't Exclusively Breastfeed? Here's The Lowdown On Combination Feeding (Without The Judgment)!

Who knew that a woman’s right to choose would extend to something other than the abortion debate? We see the worst kind of woman-on-woman crime when the topic of breast vs. bottle...

15 Not-so-cute Facts About Giving Birth

Home / Parenting / Giving birth / 15 Not-so-cute Facts About Giving Birth

Anxiety can spike in the months before women, particularly first-timers, give birth. Labour is one of the most stressful processes the human body goes through. Luckily, Mother...

7 Month Old Baby Meets Her Daddy For The First Time. See Her Incredible First Words

Home / Parenting / Children / 7 Month Old Baby Meets Her Daddy For The First Time. See Her Incredible First Words

Ok so we think baby Harper might have had a little help from her mummy with the sign she made when went to meet her dad for the first time, but either way, it's the best thing...

16 Breastfeeding Benefits: Why Nursing Rules!

Home / Parenting / Baby / 16 Breastfeeding Benefits: Why Nursing Rules!

The decision to breastfeed your child can be a very personal one, but there are definite benefits for both mum and baby. If you're trying to decide whether or not you want to...

The art of letting go: Tips for mums with separation anxiety

Home / Parenting / Children / The art of letting go: Tips for mums with separation anxiety

Every mother feels anxious about leaving their child for the first time. Be it dropping your kid off at nursery or school, or leaving them with a babysitter for the first time...

Eat those greens: How to give your kids healthy eating habits

Home / Parenting / Children / Eat those greens: How to give your kids healthy eating habits

Worried that you child isn’t getting the best nutrition? We know the feeling. Instilling the importance of healthy eating in your child can be difficult, especially if they're...

From Boob To Food: What To Expect When Weaning Your Baby

Home / Parenting / Baby / From Boob To Food: What To Expect When Weaning Your Baby

You've spent the last six months feeding baby on breastmilk or formula but there comes a time when your little one has to make the leap into the world of new foods and flavours...

Fitness for the family: fun exercises for kids and parents

Home / Parenting / Children / Fitness for the family: fun exercises for kids and parents

When it comes to following through with your New Year fitness resolutions, there's no time like the present. You may have resolved to stay in shape but what about the rest of...

20 Must-Try Hairstyles for Little Girls

Home / Parenting / Children / 20 Must-Try Hairstyles for Little Girls

Through primary school and most of secondary school, my mother always did my hair. Braids and pigtails were her strong suit, but sometimes she even helped me curl my locks by...

These Easter Egg Hunt Clues Will Keep Your Children On Their Toes

Home / Parenting / Children / These Easter Egg Hunt Clues Will Keep Your Children On Their Toes

Spring has sprung and Easter is just around the corner. On April 16 children will be searching their gardens and knocking each other over just to find the eggs their parents have...

Smiley And SO CUTE! Check Out These Amazing Pictures Of Happy Babies

Home / Parenting / Baby / Smiley And SO CUTE! Check Out These Amazing Pictures Of Happy Babies

We're getting pretty broody over here... British photographer Sandi Ford knows what parents are talking about when they say they want their babies to look as cute as humanly possible...

Mood Swings Every Mum-to-Be Will Have During Pregnancy

Home / Parenting / Pregnancy / Mood Swings Every Mum-to-Be Will Have During Pregnancy

One day, you're sitting at the office going about your work and everything is fine. The next you're sitting under a pile of tissues bawling over a video you just watched of a...

The Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems No One Talks About

Home / Parenting / Pregnancy / The Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems No One Talks About

Being pregnant ain't a walk in a park. In fact, it kind of sucks. Yes, there are some ladies who love their pregnancy. And then there are some who will NEVER let their kids forget...

Marks & Spencer Are Praised For Selling Special Needs Vests For Children

Home / Parenting / Children / Marks & Spencer Are Praised For Selling Special Needs Vests For Children

As a parent of children with special needs, everyday tasks can already be pretty strenuous. There are plenty of things that these parents know could make their lives much simpler...

Five-year-old Boy Drew A Picture Of His Mum On Her Period And He Deserves A Medal

Home / Parenting / Children / Five-year-old Boy Drew A Picture Of His Mum On Her Period And He Deserves A Medal

In a world where we're discouraged from talking about the monthly - and totally natural and vital - phenomenon that is the female period, it's refreshing to know that the young...

Rochelle Humes Framed Her Newborn Baby's Umbilical Cord And People Are Equally Disgusted And Amazed

Home / Parenting / Giving birth / Rochelle Humes Framed Her Newborn Baby's Umbilical Cord And People Are Equally Disgusted And Amazed

Parenting can be a minefield - even more so for celebrity mums and dads. Rochelle Humes - the former Saturdays singer and Ninja Warrior UK presenter - is the latest culprit to...

Eastenders Actress Encourages People To Share Their Stillborn Baby Stories With #SayTheirName

Home / Parenting / Children / Eastenders Actress Encourages People To Share Their Stillborn Baby Stories With #SayTheirName

Every so often a soap storyline breaks our hearts, and Eastender's recent storyline is one of them. After learning that her unborn baby is died, Tuesday's episode showed Shabnam...