10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

10 Reasons Your Baby's Not Sleeping and How to Cope With It - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

You’ve been up several times already. Your body is pushed to the edge, exhausted, and you really feel like breaking down because your baby’s upset, and you can’t calm them down, and you feel like a bad parent for just wanting some peace and quiet, for not knowing how to make them stop crying. And then it keeps happening night after night and your tired body can barely function from all the stress and the weariness. It’s probably safe to say that you’re getting a little desperate, but don’t worry. We’re here for you, and the first thing you need to know is this: it’s going to be okay. You’re a good parent, and your baby is going to be okay. Now let’s see how we can get you both a good night’s sleep.

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A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Infant Happy And Healthy

Whether you’ve got a newborn baby or a little toddler, the early years of parenthood can be difficult to navigate. You’ve read all the books on being a good parent, but nothing can really prepare you for having a child. Obviously, that’s the most stereotypical thing in the world to say, but you know that it’s true now that you’re living through it. Still, it’s a wonderful thing. Every child is an individual, so the same rules don’t always apply to different babies. However, intuition will serve you well. You can trust yourself as a parent to know your child and what’s best for them. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain universal rules that will help you to keep your infant happy and healthy in their early years of life. Here’s a simple guide to help you out with the whole “parenting” thing.

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Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Family Issues You Can Never Start to Tackle Too Early

Keeping your family together might be your ultimate goal, but it is not always up to you how relationships develop. From ongoing arguments and disagreements, money issues, addiction, and stress , there are several problems that are best tackled with a “nip in the bud” attitude. If you are dealing with a relative’s mental illness or serious health issues, you have to come to a consensus and create a detailed plan to avoid more serious problems.

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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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Strengthening Your Child's Immune System the Natural Way - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Strengthening Your Child's Immune System the Natural Way - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Strengthening Your Child's Immune System the Natural Way

When we were children, we all had that one friend who was very frail, sickly, and looked like a gust of wind could easily knock them over. Similarly, we also had a friend who’d be as fit as a fiddle even when all the rest of us got the seasonal flu, and who always looked strong, healthy, and cheerful. Now that we have kids of our own, it’s clear that we want them to be just like the second friend – unhindered by poor health and full of energy and joy. But how do we accomplish that? How do we help our child develop a good immune system that protects them from flues, colds, and serious diseases no matter what? Well, it all starts with making a few changes to your home and creating some good habits that will teach them how to take care. 

 

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Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Sometimes, Baby Just Has To Cry

Babies are a conundrum. I’m just going to open with that, because if you’re searching at 3am for the cure for a baby who just won’t stop crying, that’s the first thing that you need to know. Babies are not easy to figure out, despite all the years of amazing parenting that you did before you even had a baby. You’d assume that babies were simple creatures: feed, burp, sleep, repeat. Chuck in a few clean diapers and a warm blanket, and you’ve got a contented baby, right? Unfortunately, there is so much more to having a baby than just keeping them fed and warm. While those are the very basics, babies are complex. There are very few absolutes when it comes to babies, but there’s one thing that every baby all over the world has in common. All babies cry.

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New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

New Mom: The First Months Are Always The Hardest

The anticipation when you know the baby is coming sets your anxiety and excitement levels soaring. You’ve dreamt of this day and waited so long to see your child face to face for the first time. When he or she arrives, you’re consumed with emotion and sometimes even confusion. The latter is going to be elevated even more once you get the all clear to take your newborn baby home. New mothers are right in being somewhat anxious; after all a delicate new life is in their arms.

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5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

5 Steps to Cool Kids Bedrooms

We've recently redecorated our Son's bedroom. We last did this when he was a baby! At the time we used jungle wall murals but now he's nearly 6 years old it's time for a change.

We thought we would update his room to reflect the little man he's becoming. I wanted to get his input as to what he would like to see in his room but also choose things that can be adapted easily should he change his mind or outgrow any colours or theme quicker than expected. 

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5 Simple Tips for Child Car Seat Safety

5 Simple Tips for Child Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety for Babies & Toddlers

We all like to think that we are doing everything possible to protect our children. Unfortunately we can't be there all the time and for every eventuality but car travel and Car Seat Safety is something we can get right if we have a few extra precautions in place.

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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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Mums’ Guide to Managing Time - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Mums’ Guide to Managing Time - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Mums’ Guide to Managing Time - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

Being a mum is pretty darn close to being a superhero – if superheroes also had day jobs and organized a household on the daily. But nobody is born a perfect mother, and the only way you can learn is through trial and error. One of the skills that mums need to master as soon as possible is good time management. It is crucial to running a household and it is something that will be very specific to each family.

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7 Best Christmas Gifts for New Mums - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

7 Best Christmas Gifts for New Mums - Guest Post by Brigitte Evans

One of the common mistakes people make when shopping for new moms is getting them baby-related things. While this is a truly nice gesture and one that shows you care about her new role and her bundle of joy, of course, this is a time when a woman should be pampered.

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Best Italian Ski Resorts - Bormio

Best Italian Ski Resorts - Bormio

The Best Italian Ski Resort - In my opinion! 

Bormio is one of those places you want to keep a secret! Papa' Prada has been coming here since he was six years old and we have been here together regularly for over ten years, more recently with our two children.

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Halloween Costumes at Crafty Pear!

Halloween Costumes at Crafty Pear!

Want to get organised with that Halloween costume now? One less item on the to-do list? 

Take a look at Crafty Pear handmade Halloween costumes. Soft, durable and stylish. Your little ghouls will wear these all year round! 

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The rise of the mummy bloggers

The rise of the mummy bloggers

Mummy bloggers have had their fair share of bad press recently. But is it well deserved? What does it take to become successful at blogging and actually make a living out of it? 

I spoke to Talya Stone, Creator of top 1% UK parenting  blog 'Motherhood The Real Deal'. We talked hours, pay, Mumsnet and the delightful Daily Mail! Find out more here...

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Learn languages when it suits you with Preply

Learn languages when it suits you with Preply

Have you always wanted to refresh some school French? Or are your children struggling with Spanish and would like some extra tutoring? With Preply you can all learn from the comfort of your home.

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