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Five Back To School Buys We Love

Is your brain slowly cranking itself up for Back to School season yet, or are you firmly in the 'No, summer has barely even started yet!' camp? It's a bit of both in my house as I've got two kiddos heading off to new schools so I'm mindful of the need to get some serious…

Mama Or Dada: Which Word Was First?

Did you compete with your other half over whether your baby's first word would be 'Mama' or 'Dada'?! It seems Kim and Kanye did when it comes to baby Saint West's first word. Kim told People magazine: "He said 'Dada' today, three times and I was like: 'What?' Kanye was so excited. He was like…

Boys Wear Skirts After Shorts Ban

When a bunch of boys in Year 9 at a school in Brighton were punished for wearing shorts on the hottest day of the year - it's against the uniform policy to do so - they didn't take it lying down. Oh no. They rocked up to school the next day wearing SKIRTS. Which ARE…

Are Kids More Tech Savvy Than Us?

Are you the parent of a super-geek kid who speaks a language you don't understand? You're not alone. A study of 1,000 parents of children aged three to eight show two thirds didn't realise their little ones were learning coding at school or nursery. Many parents say they are staggered to hear youngsters babbling on…

Five Tips For Back To School Season

It's hard to believe that back to school season is already nearly upon us. On that note I am already starting to panic about when we'll get round to buying uniforms and school shoes, not to mention racking my brain trying to figure out where on earth I put the kids' school bags at the…

Is This Cafe Owner Right To Step In?

A seafront café owner has warned parents she will step in to address bad behaviour and tantrums if customer do not discipline their kids themselves. Kim Christofi posted a warning on her Facebook page which read: "Can we make ourselves perfectly clear to all parents who are too scared to discipline their children about tantrum…

Wash Salad Leaves, Health Officials Warn

An E. coli outbreak has killed two people and infected more than 150 people in the UK. According to the BBC, Public Health England says it is still working to establish the exact cause of the outbreak, but many of those struck down by the E. coli O157 bug had eaten pre-packed salad, including rocket…

86 Year Old Has 86 Great Grand-Kids

Have you heard about the grandmother whose 86th birthday coincided with the arrival of her 86th great-grandchild?! I just can't wrap my head around one woman being a great-grandmother to that many children, but it seems the facts are not in question. Today reports: The proud great-grandma is by no means a stranger to big…

Have You Been Bump-Shamed During Pregnancy?

Most expectant mums hit the point, at some stage during pregnancy, of feeling uneasy about the way having a baby on board seems to make people think you're public property. From people asking if they can touch your bump to total strangers getting all pass remarkable about its size and shape, it seems as though…

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NSPCC Warning Over Pokemon Go

NSPCC Warning Over Pokemon Go

I've yet to fully immerse myself in the joys of Pokemon Go but needless to say my lads have been running around our street shouting about Snivy all afternoon. But the NSPCC warns that the latest gaming craze may present dangers to kids - and should not have been launched in the UK until these…

Victoria Beckham Kisses Her Daughter. (Big Wow.)

I can hardly bring myself to comment on this topic but it seems half the world and its mother is most perturbed by the fact that Victoria Beckham kissed her gorgeous daughter on the lips the occasion of her birthday. It's my job to comment on such things, however, so here goes. GIVE ME STRENGTH.…

Are Pregnancy Vitamins A Waste Of Money?

When you're expecting you do as much as you can to ensure the health and well-being of your baby, and for most of us that includes taking extra pregnancy vitamin supplements. But there's a new report just been released claiming that pregnancy multivitamins are an "unnecessary expense" and don't improve the health of either mother…

Mum's Milestones Cards: A Celebration Of Survival

We've all seen those gorgeous Baby Milestones cards* for recording all those special moments with your new baby, like the first time they roll over, the first time they sleep through the night, first time eating solids and so on. But what about Mum's milestone moments? The small victories that you have in the daily…

Should Parents Apologise For Flying With Kids?

What do you think of those stories that do the rounds from time to time of parents handing out goody bags to other passengers when travelling long-distance with a baby? There was a fabulous one in the news recently about a couple who were flying from Newark to Orlando with 18-month-old twins - their first…

Fantastic Baby Freebies For New & Expectant Mums

I love a great freebie and when I was pregnant with my son I found so many and signed up for them all. It was so exciting to get them all through the post before he was born and made me even more excited to meet my new baby. So if you've just found out…