It’s 7.14am, you’ve just woken up but to be honest it could easily be 4 or even 11am, you’ve built up such a massive sleep debt that it doesn’t really make a difference anymore. If you’re lucky the mini dictator is still asleep and you can get to the bathroom, maybe even make a cup of tea before waking them up. Bleary-eyed you stand in the kitchen, greasy hair and crumpled pyjamas. Sigh. Another day begins.     Most people have a lot of time and understanding for new parents, the newborn days are simultanteously brutal and wonderful, at the…

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No matter what age your kid is it seems like the world and his wife have two priorities, A) finding out what ‘naughty’ things they are currently doing and B) warning you of the hell to come. Lucky for me I have a A-level in eye rolling and a degree in ignoring unsolicitied parenting advice. Luisa was always what you might call a ‘good’ baby. She was easy pleased, or maybe we were just excellent slaves – who knows. Either way she never gave us much bother. Sure she didn’t (doesn’t) sleep through the night but she’s always been a…

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We all want our kids to grow up to be kind confident individuals, right? It might seem a bit over the top but I really think that the best way to shape our childrens view of themselves and the world is to start small, from day one. For me, as a ‘girl mama’, that means being mindful of language, role models and considering what kind of example we’re setting to Luisa. I’ve written before about feminist books for toddlers and touched on how important I think it is to surround your child with a range of strong characters and bring as much…

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Luisa will be two in May so it’s fair to say I’ve seen my fair share of ‘baby gear’. As a parent, every day is a school day and I still feel utterly unqualified but I have learnt a thing or two. I’ve written before about the products I feel are worth the money for your babies first year and the items I couldn’t travel without. Today I’m sharing some more wisdom to help parents save a whopping £884.     There’s nothing that makes a marketer happier that a couple expecting their first child. You’re feeling the weight of responsiblity,…

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Summer has got to be my favourite time of year. Everything is brighter, there seems to be an optimisim and sense of adventure in the air. Even if you’re not going abroad there are so many opportunities to make an ordinary day a bit more exciting. We love to picnic outside, take more trips to the park, host family BBQs, visit the beach, even go camping. The last thing you want, especially during the summer, are pesky bugs and viruses coming along and ruining the fun. Of course with young kids these things are par for the course but you…

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