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Coping with Christmas with Tweens and Teens

Coping With Christmas For Parents of Tweens and Teens by Dr Melanie Smart, Child Psychologist ‘That’ age, the cusp of teenage-dom, not quite a child, not quite an adult.


Baby and toddler groups in Whiteley

Whiteley is great for the shops, restaurants and cinema, sadly these 3 things don’t feature highly on my 1.5 yr old’s priority list.


Mornings in the Christie household

This is an average morning in our household… “MUMMY is it time to get up yet?” Repeat… Repeat… Repeat… Okay this time mummy hears.


The joys of flying long haul with kids

Well that title was really just to pull you in (I know, sneaky) as there are no joys of flying long haul with kids, well maybe only one that I’ll come to later.

23.08.15 Life is short

No longer sweating the small stuff

Pretty regularly I’ll experience a wave of panic that life is passing by so very quickly and I’m not making the most of it.

03.08.15 Selfish Mother

Selfish Mother… Telling it how it is

Selfish Mother is a collection of articles and videos from a whole host of global writers talking about the trials and tribulations (with a dose of reality and humour) of pregnancy and motherhood.

Do It Your Own Way: My Advice to New Parents

Since falling pregnant you’ve probably been offered advice from almost every person you’ve come into contact with, be it your parents, friends, siblings, work colleagues, midwives, your bu

Parenting bloggers

Blogging as a parent is now common place as well as seemingly bloody lucrative if you’ve got a good one.

Returning to work after a career break

Returning to work after a career break to raise children can be daunting perhaps due to the amount of time you’ve been off, the changing workplace, wanting to work only certain hours, being more

24.11.2014 Expectant Dad

Best Books for Dads To Be

Becoming a father for the first time is often incredibly exciting and scary all at the same time.

30.09.14 Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave – the lowdown!

Shared Parental Leave is a new initiative designed by the government to give parents more flexibility in sharing the care of their child in the first year following their birth or adoption.