Top tips to help you work from home as a parent

*collaborative post* Since the pandemic began last year a whole load of parents have experienced the absolute chaos of working from home with kids around. I am a bit of a old school work from…

How to sleep better as a parent – the frazzled mum’s guide

*collaborative post*  Before I became a parent I took sleep for granted. I mean, I really just didn’t appreciate at all how lucky I was to just go to sleep for as long as I…

How to have a healthy and happy family dog

*collaborative post* I want a dog. I mean, I really want a dog. The timing isn’t quite right for our family though, Tilly is still small and I don’t think I can cope with a…

4 tips to help parents balance a degree with family life

*collaborative post*  Have you ever thought about further education as an adult? I love the idea of doing another degree, something with the Open University maybe. I haven’t done much more than think about it…

5 daily rituals to reduce stress

*collaborative post* Are you stressed? I’m stressed. Everyone is stressed, right? I don’t mean always, but I think high stress levels right now during the pandemic are to be expected. The thing with stress is…

Normalising screen time – you don’t need to feel guilty if your kid loves screens.

I used to be the perfect parent. This was back before I actually had any kids of my own, of course. When I eventually decided to have them, my kids were going to be great…

How to eat healthily during pregnancy – the changes you need to make to your diet when you are pregnant

*collaborative post* When I was pregnant for the first time I can remember being so stressed about food. What can I eat? What can’t I eat? What will happen if I accidently do eat something…

What happens to your period after you have a baby? – 15 mums share their experience of periods after pregnancy.

Do you know what no one ever really talks about? What happens to your periods after you have a baby. Not once did anyone ever sit me down when I was pregnant and say, “Congratulations on the…

How to save money to make sure you can afford the things you need – money making tips for families

*collaborative post* This year has taking it’s toll on us all in one way or another, hasn’t it? You don’t have to have fallen ill with Covid to have felt the negative impact of this…

Finding a babysitter with childcare.co.uk

*sponsored post* Having children is amazing and I love being a mum. You know what though, sometimes I need a break. We all do, don’t we? We spent a few years living away from all…

Covid testing school aged children – is it just a cough or is it coronavirus?

Can we talk about Covid testing and school for a minute? My eldest started back at school on the 3rd of September and Alex, my middle one, started back on the 14th. It is now…

10 ways poor sleep can impact your mental health

*collaborative post* It is no secret to me that lack of sleep impacts my mental health. If I haven’t been sleeping well, my anxiety symptoms intensify and I am much more susceptible to feeling depressed…

I don’t have an ‘easy’ baby – the ONE thing to remember when you’re finding life with a baby challenging

My daughter isn’t an ‘easy’ baby. She’s 14 months and still doesn’t consistently sleep through the night. She fights her naps, even when she’s exhausted. She is picky with what food she’ll eat. She chucks…

Short stories for mums – After lockdown

Hello, welcome back to my short stories for mums feature. It’s been a little while like I wrote my last short story – We aim to please – and with the boys back at school…

5 lessons I’ve learnt in the first week back at school

It’s Friday and wow does it feel like a Friday! I am EXHAUSTED. Leo has just completed his first full week back at school and he has smashed it. After so many months off I…