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Things to consider when flying with the family

Things to consider when flying with the family

When flying with the family I have a few anxieties, needless to say the current position across the world is not helping me at all. We have booked flights to Dubai and we are staying with friends and yes, we have travel insurance. But I am still full of fear. I thought writing out my worries and how I have overcome them may help other families in similar positions.  VIEW the POST

Teaching your new baby a good bedtime routine

Teaching your new baby a good bedtime routine

Bringing a new-born baby home is a joyous time for everyone, this little person that you have been waiting for all this time is finally home where you can love and care for them. To help them settle in, you need to start working on your bedtime routine so that they can get used to you and the family. One of the most important things to master is the night-time, you want them to sleep as much at night as possible. If you are new to parenthood, then here are some tips to getting night time right. VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Do you have Husband and Mum in the delivery suite?

I recently saw a big topic over on mumsnet this week about who to have in the delivery suite with you. There is a debate over whether to have Mum, or partner and whether the partner would feel left out if the Mum went in with you. Well, I had both in the room with Noah, my first, and I am extremely glad I did have them both.

The difference in potty training your second

The difference in potty training your second

I was thinking about how different it has been going through the potty training process with Isla (my second) compared to Noah (my first) and it made me laugh. So I thought I'd write it up in the hope that other people have a giggle and relate or realise how stress free the second time round is.  With Noah I took a weeks annual leave to focus on potty training. With Isla I took no holiday!  With Noah I had toddler wipes, baby wipes, loo roll, training pads, pull ups and lots of talc to hand. With Isla she had knickers and loo roll.  With Noah I had Potty's all over the house in case he needed a wee. With Isla we had one, in one place which she made it to every time (so what was I worrying about with Noah?)  With Noah I made sure our journeys were short and we went ...

Low maintenance gardening

Low maintenance gardening

Gardening can often take up a lot of time and effort. With more people leading busy lives, the idea of a low maintenance garden is ever more appealing. Most people don’t have gardeners, so here are a few ideas to help you achieve gardening perfection with a minimum of effort.VIEW the POST

I know I am not the only one to worry…

From the very day you find out you are pregnant a million things will run through your head, it is an incredibly exciting time but it’s also a time when many of us will be looking to tighten those belts (money wise obviously, there’s not much hope of that happening with the bump in the way!) I always worry about money and how we will cope when the maternity pay kicks in, as I am sure many of you mummies-to-be and daddies-to-be do. One great way of getting some “help” is to use websites like mumandbabyonline who pride themselves on helping you to save those valuable pennies. Sign up to the newsletter; you fill out one simple form that in turn signs you up to other companies such as Boots, Hipp, Huggies and Pampers, giving you the opportunity to start saving straight away on all those essential baby needs. How…