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Slimming World Syn Free Ice Cream

Slimming World Syn Free Ice Cream

Doing Slimming World? How does Syn Free Ice Cream sound for dessert? That's right - you can have Ice Cream and not feel guilty about it. It's super easy to make too. Ingredients 2 pots Muller Light Vanilla 500g fat free Fromage Frais Sweetener Vanilla/Peppermint Essence Method: Stir two pots of Muller Light and the…

Are Child-Free Zones On Planes A Good Idea?

It takes a lot to shock me but I've just watched *that* viral video of the kid screaming on a plane, and I'm not exaggerating when I say I feel traumatised. I gave the clip a quick watch before writing this piece, expecting to see an unruly kid being a kid, but the noise is…

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Would You Lie About Your Child's Age?

Would You Lie About Your Child's Age?

Oo-er. This really surprised me. According to new research, more than one third of parents have lied about their children’s age to get discounted tickets for travel, entertainment or events. Surely not?! And get this – a poll of 1,500 mums and dads also found one in 10 have trained their kids to lie about…

Should You Mention Pregnancy In a Job Interview?

Expectant mums should disclose their pregnancy to potential employers, according to new research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Er, like hell they should. It's against the law to treat a pregnant woman unfavourably at work because she is pregnant, breastfeeding or has recently given birth, and I can't think of a better…

Are You Using All The Childcare Support Available To You?

Working, middle-class parents are struggling with high childcare costs and relying primarily on grandparents to care for their children, according to new research by investment house Killik & Co. In The Real Cost of Childcare Report, Killik & Co found that couples with a child under five are spending £6,500 a year on childcare on…

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Slimming World Free Foods List

Slimming World Free Foods List

Doing Slimming World? You need our Slimming World Free Foods List to keep on the straight and narrow. Beef Chicken Duck Goat Minced Beef (must be labelled at 5% or less fat) Minced Pork (must be labelled at 5% or less fat) Ham Lamb Pastrami Pork Rabbit Turkey Turkey or Chicken Mince (must be labelled…

Midwives Must Ditch Old-Fashioned Language From The Birthing Suite

Anyone who's had a baby knows that the things a midwife says during labour and birth can have a huge impact on how things progress during the delivery – and long after. So it's no surprise to me that medics have drawn up new guidelines for the language midwives should use – in order to…

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Easy Pancake Ideas UK

Easy Pancake Ideas UK

Shrove Tuesday is on 13th February, so you may well be looking for Easy Pancake Ideas. Worry not - we have some foolproof suggestions for you to try on this year's Pancake Day 2018. 1. Basic Pancake Recipe Ingredients: 100g Plain Flour 2 Large Egg (beaten) 300ml Milk 1 tablespoon sunflower oil Put all your…

Cafe Asks Mums To Settle Crying Baby Outside

You can't have missed the story getting loads of online attention this week about the mum who was asked to leave a cafe because her baby was crying. The Evening Standard reports: Critics have hit out at a south London café owner who defended asking a mother to settle her crying baby outside. The woman…

Cool Stuff To Do With The Kids During February Half Term

Can you believe the half term school holidays are almost upon us?! Wasn't it the Christmas holidays just five minutes ago? And the summer holidays just a few weeks back?! No? Just me that's struggling to keep up, then. Well. Incase you're stuck for ways to keep the little darlings occupied over the school half…

Pay Penalty For Part-Time Working Mums

Are you a mum who works part-time? If so, you could be getting stung by a pay penalty, according to new research. Metro reports: By the time a first child reaches the age of 20, mothers earn around 30% less on average than similarly educated fathers, said a report funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation…

New Parenting Words Added To the Dictionary

A host of parenting words are among those set to become part of the Oxford English Dictionary family in its latest update, which includes over 1,100 new entries, phrases and senses. Included in the update are over a hundred words relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare. From TTC to VBAC, cry-it-out to baby-led-weaning, the language…

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Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

Weirdest Pregnancy Cravings Revealed

Haribo sweets, boiled eggs with horseradish and garlic mushrooms dipped in custard are among some of the strange foods craved by pregnant women, according to a new study. Researchers who polled 1,400 mums found others had a hankering for dry chocolate powder while one vegetarian even said she suddenly developed a taste for bacon. Grated…

Most Popular Baby Names For 2018 (Stormi Isn't On The List...)

Kim and Kanye went with North and Chicago, Kourtney and Scott plumped for Reign, and now Kylie and Travis have a little Stormi. Don't worry, I'm not about to lay into the Kardashians for their, um, unconventional choice of baby names. We've all heard the are-they-all-named-after-a-weather-report jokes – but it seems those aren't the only…

Online Counselling Offered To New Mums

Under new plans to support women with postnatal depression, online counselling could be on the cards. The Daily Mail reports: New mothers suffering from postnatal depression are to be offered NHS counselling online over Skype. Health officials have pledged to do more to help women facing the 'hugely emotional experience’ of motherhood. Video chatting has…

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Children's Mental Health Week Begins

Children's Mental Health Week Begins

How comfortable do you feel talking to your child about their mental health? A campaign launched today aims to help make mental health an easier matter to talk about with our kids. And the Duchess of Cambridge helped kick off the campaign with a video message highlighting the importance of tackling mental health and wellbeing…

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Ten Of The Best Mascara Dupes UK

Ten Of The Best Mascara Dupes UK

Looking for the best Mascara in the UK? Normally, it's as easy as finding that wild goose that lays golden eggs, but not with our 'best Mascara dupes' list. Sure, there are plenty of great Mascaras out there but generally they cost £££'s. We have found some purse-friendly alternatives to those Mascara favourites to ease…

Ten Nude Lipsticks You Can't Live Without

You cannot go wrong with a nude lip. It'll go with any eye look, outfit or mood. Seriously, use it on it's own, with a dark liner for that ombre look or use it to tone down a bright unwearable shade. The list is endless! Wondering what Nudes you need in your life? Here are…

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Cut Yourself Some Slack Today

Cut Yourself Some Slack Today

I don't know about you, but I've had one of those lightbulb parenting moments this week. It all started with various things unravelling to the point that I started to feel like a pretty crappy mother. Scratch that; like a pretty crappy human. Don't get me wrong. I haven't committed any crimes and I'm probably…

This Mum Charges Her 5-Year-Old 'Rent'

You can't have missed the bonkers story doing the rounds on social media about the mother in the USA who charges her five-year-old rent. The Independent reports: A mother has sparked a debate among parents by revealing that she charges her five-year-old daughter rent out of her weekly allowance. Essence Evans, a mother from Georgia,…