why I was wrong about co-sleeping

Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping

Before you become a parent you know it all, don’t you? I mean, how many times did you look at a parent and think my kid wouldn’t be stropping in the street like that, my kid will eat all their dinner, no fuss from my amazing imaginary children! My baby will be in a great routine from early on, oh and they will never, ever sleep in the bed with me. Yeah, this was me all over and I’m here to admit it because at the end of the day I had no clue, not one at all. I assumed far too much, I had never experienced the type of sleep deprivation that comes with children (only from drunken nights out!). I had never had a tiny person rely on me 24/7 and I never had to question every decision I made throughout the day– over and over and over again. Continue reading “Why I Was Wrong About Co-Sleeping”

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3 Simple Ways To Save For Your Kid’s Future

Things are a lot harder for young people than they were for you when you were their age. They’re struggling to afford housing and high rents make it difficult to save any money. That means that when your kids are a bit older, they might need a helping hand. If you want them to have the same opportunities that you had, you should start saving a bit of money for their future. When you’re trying to deal with all of the expenses that come with raising a family, the idea of saving money might seem out of your reach, but it isn’t’. These are some of the best ways to save for your children’s future. Continue reading “3 Simple Ways To Save For Your Kid’s Future”

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Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!

Remember the days when you were ill pre-babies? (Just?) You called in sick to work, you could pull the covers back over your head and sleep all morning. Then you could get up and have a long soak in the bath, make yourself a lemsip and curl up in front of the telly under a blanket. You were probably only ill for a day or so because you could recover so quickly from all that lovely rest and sleep… Bliss!

And now? Continue reading “Sick Days as a Parent?! Yeah, They Don’t Exist!”

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Visiting The Living Rainforest

We discovered The Living Rainforest in Berkshire a few years ago and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it sooner. Situated in Thatcham near Newbury, Berkshire this indoor gem is an ecological and educational centre which attracts visitors all year round. It provides a tropical environment based across 3 rooms in which you can discover wonderful plants, insects and animals all of which are becoming endangered in our rainforests today. If you love The Eden Project you will also love it here! Continue reading “Visiting The Living Rainforest”

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Get Better at Protecting Your Child’s Health and Fitness By Reading This

As a parent, you’ll know that nothing is more important than the general well being of your child. Part of that is your child’s health and fitness. There are many things you can do to positively impact their health and fitness going forward, and that’s what we’re going to look at and discuss right now. Each of the tips listed and discussed below will allow your child’s health to improve and help them grow up in the best physical condition possible, which has to be a good thing. Continue reading “Get Better at Protecting Your Child’s Health and Fitness By Reading This”


Creating a Garden the Whole Family Will Love

When you’ve got kids, your garden changes a little. It goes from your space to relax, unwind and entertain, to your kids play paradise. Kids absolutely love being outdoors, playing in the mud or riding their bikes. In no time, you can find that all of your lovingly planted flowers have been trodden on, your garden has been overrun with outdoor toys, and the decking that once played home to family BBQs and summer parties is now covered in mud and houses only broken toys and a paddling pool.

While it’s great to let your kids explore safely outside, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose everything you once loved about your outside area. There’s no reason that you can’t all have the garden of your dreams. It’ll just take a little planning and effort. Here are some tips to help you get it just right.

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21 Signs That You’re A Sleep Deprived Parent

I thought my first child was a sleep thief but the latest addition to our family really, really doesn’t want me to close my eyes at night! Sleep deprivation has suddenly taken on a whole new meaning and I’m living life through blurry-visioned eyes each day. We’ve all done and said daft things when we are tired beyond words and here are a few of the classics… Continue reading “21 Signs That You’re A Sleep Deprived Parent”