I’m pretty confident everyone with a child over 14 months knows, at least deep down, that their kid can be a bit of a shit sometimes. Don’t get me wrong Luisa is funny, she’s loving and smart and I wouldn’t trade her. But she can be a right brat when the notion takes her. I know that she’s a small human who’s brain is expanding rapidly making thousands of new connections a day. I appreciate that the world is big and scary and changeable. I understand that she’s testing boundaries, looking for security and developing her own personality. But. She is…

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This post was written by my dear friend, Harriet the powerhouse behind Toby & Roo. If you’re not familiar with Harriet, firstly, where have you been? And secondly, change that right now. Not only is she a witty and powerful writer she’s a genuine person and wonderful friend who’s always just a few taps on the cracked screen of my iPhone away. Gush gush. Anyway, today Harriet is sharing her thoughts on being a WAHM (Work at home mum) and dispelling a few myths. If you’re a WAHM i bet you’l be nodding along to this! If you’re not, spare…

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*This is a collaborative post with Growing Generations For many of us, it seems like conceiving a baby is ‘easy’, for some like me it was a bit too easy – unplanned but not unwelcome. The notion of a ‘happy accident’ seems like a pretty common story but it’s not always the norm. You might not realise it but around one in seven couples is unable to conceive naturally after trying for two years. It’s highly likely that you know couples who have struggled, or had some kind of treatment, even if they never mention it. I can honestly say…

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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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Sound the alarm, Summer is coming! I might not be beach ready but Luisa is all kitted out for a summer of spontanteous fun thanks to HUGGIES®. This year we’re chuffed to be working with them to showcase the Little Swimmers range and share some ideas for spur of the moment summer adventures.     We’re off to Spain this week so i’m going to use that as a good opportunity to dive in to this whole thing. Point of note – when I say ‘dive’ i’m speaking figuratively, I’m not a strong swimmer so it’ll be all doggy paddle from…

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