Heidi  

Push Presents: Yes or No?

Push Presents: Yes or No?

A push present, as the paper helpfully explains, is a gift "given to a woman shortly after she has given birth, typically by her spouse or partner" – apparently, it's "basically a ‘thanks for pushing our baby out’ peace offering". This probably won't make me popular but I'm not a fan of the push present,…

How Much Cash Do You Need To Be Happy?

But according to SunLife's Cash Happy report, an additional £167 per month is all the extra cash we need to be happy. Researchers found that while the average family has an average of around £44 a week in spare cash, the happiest people in the country have £82 a week to enjoy once the bills…

Nada  

How To Make A Unicorn Pumpkin

How To Make A Unicorn Pumpkin

Want to know how to make a Unicorn Pumpkin? It's pretty simple and looks really impressive. Forget scary designs this Halloween and opt for the magical touch instead. Here's what you need: A Medium/Large Paintbrush* A Small Paintbrush* White Ready Mixed Paint* Pink Poster Paint* Black Fine Nib Pen* Sheet of White Felt* Sheet of…

Heidi  

Parenting Fails. What's Your Worst?

Parenting Fails. What's Your Worst?

Becoming a parent in 2017 is one of the hardest things to do. With evolving technology and almost everyone having an opinion on your parenting style – either face-to-face, or online – the image of the ‘perfect parent’ is, quite simply, imperfect. The pressure on parents is constant as they are bombarded with (often conflicting)…

Six Of The Best Halloween Costumes for Babies

And, of course, no Halloween bash is complete without a fancy dress costume. But if you can't bring yourself to dress your little poppet like a zombie or some other gruesome character, fear not. Dress Up Mummy All In One, £10-11 This cute sleepsuit from Mothercare is just the ticket if you want to include…

Where To Buy Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) In UK

Wondering where to buy the Mini Super Nintendo Classics Console (SNES Mini) in the UK? It was released on the 29th September 2017 but is already selling out everywhere! If you want one then you need to order it NOW! We give you the lowdown on where to get yours from: Available to Buy Amazon…

Lush Sleepy: A Miracle For Sleep-Deprived Mums?!

The Lush website promises: Tonka absolute? What even is that? I confess I was sold at the hot drinks topped with whipped cream part, though. Mmm. But if I still lived in the land of sleepless babies, I think I'd be tempted to give This Works Baby Sleep Pillow Spray a go, though. Have heard…

Nada  

Estee Lauder Double Wear Dupes

Estee Lauder Double Wear Dupes

After a cheaper alternative to Estee Lauder Double Wear? We have took the legwork and cost out of looking for that ultimate dupe. Here we give you SIX of the Best Estee Lauder Double Wear Dupes that can be found on the UK High Street. Revlon Colorstay* £12.99 delivered from Superdrug L'Oreal Infallible* £6.99 delivered…

Retailers Drop Baby Sleep Positioners

Retailers that have stopped selling sleep positioners in the UK include Mothercare, John Lewis and Tesco. Other retailers are expected to follow suit and many are now investigating the issue further with their suppliers. In the meantime, safe sleeping experts have urged parents to remember that the safest place for your baby to sleep is…

Heidi  

Standing Desks At School

Standing Desks At School

So imagine my surprise when I read about a forward-thinking school adopting standing desks for kids. What a genius idea. I noticed years ago that both my boys seem to find sitting down for any length of time difficult. Whether it's eating their dinner with barely one butt-cheek perched on the chair or doing their…

Infused Water Recipes For Weight Loss

We all would gratefully accept a little helping hand when it comes to weight loss. Any consumption of water is a good thing, as we all know it flushes out toxins. You can make drinking your daily allowance of 8 glasses more palatable by infusing it. Here we give you the best Infused Water Recipes…

Chocolate Christmas Tree Baubles For Grown-Ups

When I was a kid my aunty used to get those amazing Cadbury's chocolate tree decorations. I hate to admit this but I might have had something to do with the fact that they had generally all but vanished long before the big day was upon us. Click here to check out the range of…

Heidi  

School Lunchbox Ban On Sausage Rolls

School Lunchbox Ban On Sausage Rolls

The Guardian reports: A school has banned sausage rolls, pork pies, pepperoni sticks and fruit squash in a crackdown parents have called “ridiculous”. Children aged three to seven will also be “encouraged” to show their packed lunches to staff before they eat, the rules state. It's nothing we haven't heard before, of course, and no…

Heidi  

Amazon's Top Toys For Christmas 2017

Amazon's Top Toys For Christmas 2017

Without further ado, here it is. Which items are on your shopping list or already squirrelled away in preparation for the big day? Anki Cozmo, £199.99 This guy is apparently charming and intelligent by robot standards. I don't think he can do the washing up but if he could, I'd be having a word with…

Check Your Change For These Beatrix Potter Coins

Those Peter Rabbit Coins have been sought after ever since the Royal Mint put them on sale as collectables. However, people have been lucky enough to be finding those special Beatrix Potter 50p Coins in their change, which means they are now in circulation. Click here for the Peter Rabbit 50p @ The Royal Mint…

Should Kids Be Discouraged From Having Best Friends?

I got into a discussion at the school gates this week about whether it’s ok to encourage young children to have best friends. But one mum I know was telling me that her daughter’s nursery has all but banned the youngsters in their care from having besties. My friend reckons this is nothing short of…

Heidi  

Top 10 Bedtime Stories Revealed

Top 10 Bedtime Stories Revealed

Classic children’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is the bedtime story most likely to help your kids fall asleep, according to research by Time 4 Sleep. The book, which was first published in 1969, has maintained its popularity for more than 40 years, and is accompanied in the top three by Harry Potter (first published…

Brand New Premium Gins Are Heading To Aldi This Christmas & They're All Less Than £20!

Aldi is becoming one of THE places to buy a good bottle of gin from, their Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, which costs under £10, has received some pretty prestigious accolades this year. They will be available in store and online from the 14th of November, quick add that date to your calendar now!

Heidi  

No Babysitter? No Problem!

No Babysitter? No Problem!

Well, a restaurant in Battersea has decided to solve that problem by teaming up with a childminding business to offer the UK's first in-house restaurant babysitting service. Al guests who use the babysitting concierge service will also be granted 10% off their bill at Nutbourne. Nice. Not half as exciting as I find the idea…

Britain's Got Talent Applications Now Open!

Have you got a Talent that you'd like to share with the rest of the UK? Now's your chance as Britain's Got Talent are accepting applications for the next series. The only thing I can do is make a sound like a Steam Engine and sing just like Shaggy - safe to say I won't…