How to help a premature baby? Buy an Octopus!

How to help a premature baby? Buy an Octopus!

How to help a premature baby? Buy an Octopus!

Today I wanted to draw your attention to a wonderful project which is helping comfort premature babies whilst they are still in hospital. As the mum of a preemie I wish my son had one of these as I hated leaving him each night. 

Marta, a friend of mine set this up herself to help a friend who had a premature baby. The initiative is growing and needs a bit of assistance to keep offering this vital service to bambini! Have a read about why an Octopus is such a little life saver! 

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Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

Week 37: Preparing For Your Final Month Of Pregnancy

When you read about the time it takes for a baby to be made, it can often sound like pregnancy is a very long journey. In reality, though, while nine months sounds like a big chunk of time, the next 37 weeks are going to go by very quickly. When you find yourself staring birth in the face, you will have more work to do than ever to prepare for the little one on the way. Through bodily changes and your schedule, to getting your home ready and enjoying it while you can, this post will be taking you through the last month of pregnancy and the work you’ll have to do.

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Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

Preparing For Pregnancy: It's A Man's World Too

It’s easy to see why the emphasis is all on mum when it comes to all things preparing for pregnancy and then carrying your little heartbeat for nine months, but it takes two to tango. It takes two to make a gorgeous bundle of joy and then become amazing parents. That’s right, future fathers have a super-important role to play when it comes to wanting a baby.

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Nature-Based Vacations Which Are Great For Kids

Nature-Based Vacations Which Are Great For Kids

Nature-Based Vacations Which Are Great For Kids

When it comes to going on vacation, families will often find themselves at odds. The kids will want to do something which is packed with adventure, preferably with rides and excitement to go along with it. Mom and dad, on the other hand, will be more partial to something quieter, willing to spend their time off doing absolutely nothing. Finding a balance between the two of these can be a challenge. So, to help you out, this post will be exploring some nature-based trips, all to give you an idea of a good middle ground between the two types of holiday.

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Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Mothers come in many forms - Guest Post by Ebony Drummond

Today we have a touching post from Ebony of The Role Model Diaries. Ebony writes about the wonderful friendship she has with her partner's daughter and how she sees herself as less of a Step Mum but really a Role Model. It's very clear though that Ebony has a very strong and admirable mothering instinct! Have a read of this endearing story of two best friends...

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