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Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent

Not returning to work…

When we made the decision that I wouldn’t return to work it wasn’t taken lightly. We understood that by cutting out a wage we would need to make changes to our lifestyle but we knew that having a parent at home was what we wanted for our child. When we began to calculate costs we actually discovered that if I went back to work after maternity leave I would be doing it to pay for childcare. Due to my career change, I had already dropped my yearly income quite considerably and my new wages would have only Continue reading “Money Saving Tips for The Stay at Home Parent”

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Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family

I have lived in Hampshire all my life and spent a lot of my childhood visiting the great places it has to offer. Certain places hold special memories for me and the coast, especially Southsea and Hayling Island, were two of my Mum’s favourite destinations. 

Southsea is located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island and is most well-known for its castle, its naval history, the events which take place on the common and its pier. Each time I visit there seems to be a new gem to discover. As a child, Continue reading “Why Southsea is a great day out for all the family”

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Teething is NOT a Myth!

Believe it or not, there are a certain amount of health practitioners out there who have claimed that teething pain does not exist. Whilst researching for my book I came across articles that claimed every symptom parents’ have ever reported, over hundreds of years, are not linked to teething, that children get approximately 20 viral infections in their first couple of years and coincidentally they get 20 teeth, so we are mistaking teething for colds and that most of the signs are in fact made up in our own minds. Continue reading “Teething is NOT a Myth!”

baby's front teeth

Identifying Teething Symptoms and Learning How To Cope With Them

Teething was the bane of my life. Jake started to show signs at 6 weeks of age and started to cut them at 5 months. People may tell you they are too young but this isn’t true, did you know that a baby can be born with teeth?! His earliest signs were the typical dribbling and chewing but as each new tooth rumbled we began to identify other symptoms, some of which were a little bizarre. I talk about 22 symptoms in my book but for this article, I have picked just a selection which should help you to identify and learn how to deal with the ones you may well be seeing in your baby. Continue reading “Identifying Teething Symptoms and Learning How To Cope With Them”

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Top tips for flying with your child

As I write this I am sat happily and safely in a villa in Zante. I say safely because I can admit that a small part of me was bricking it about flying after so many recent devastating events which have happened all over the world. Maybe I wouldn’t have been quite so concerned if I didn’t have a child; it does seem as though dangers are now much more heightened in my mind with having a little person to protect.

Anyway, we are here and Jake’s first Continue reading “Top tips for flying with your child”

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‘Your Teething Baby’ sneak peek

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of my book to help you to understand what it covers and how it can benefit you. Here are some of the sections and snippets for you to enjoy.

Introduction: (A snippet of the intro)

Why Teething?
From the moment that you discover you are pregnant you find yourself inundated with information. This ranges from how long you may get morning sickness for, to what to expect at your scan, what products you should be buying and Continue reading “‘Your Teething Baby’ sneak peek”