Top Five: Books For Toddlers

Who isn’t forever looking for ways to get the kids off the iPad?? It’s tough to come up with new things to keep them entertained! If that rings a bell then Catching Doodles is one to check out – it’s loaded with games and activities to

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Do I have Diastasis Recti?

Heard the term Diastasis Recti banded around your friends, and think you might have it? You’re not alone. It’s often hard to know if you have and what you can do about it. Personal Trainer and postnatal specialist Kimberley Cleminson

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Pregnant & Screwed At Work?

54,000 women a year in the UK are forced out of their jobs due to pregnancy.  Just 1% of these women take their employers to court to seek justice. And it’s not hard to see why 99% of us don’t. How

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Holidays: The Best Boutique Family Breaks

When you become a parent, you don’t suddenly stop wanting relaxing, boutique holidays. You don’t automatically turn into a package holiday fan. You know what we mean, right??   So, where do you find a family holiday that: Has the things you 100% need (safe pool, kid-friendly restaurant,

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The Sisterhood of Motherhood

One of most surprising / life-saving things you find when you become a mum are the new friendships you find. They come out of you being in the same shit as other women. This is The Sisterhood of Motherhood. Before you become a mum, you think you

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Family Getaways: Grecian Bliss

For some, the perfect family holiday begins with a hotel that doesn’t consist of all inclusive buffets, water slides and kids clubs. If that’s you, you’re in luck – Ekies All Senses Resort is a Greek hideaway that’s a boutique, baby friendly haven. With an

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Dressing To Breastfeed

One of things you don’t realise before you have your first baby, is how tricky dressing can be once bubb is born. Breastfeeding in public is an ordeal in itself. So, give me clothes to make breastfeeding as stress free as

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Your Pregnancy Wardrobe Sorted

We all want to rock an amazing wardrobe when we’re pregnant, to show off our bump as it grows. We want our maternity clothes to have some semblance of style, without splashing a fortune on them, but it can be tough. Finding good pieces that don’t

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Is Motherhood the new cool?

It’d be hard not to notice the influx of Cool Mums there are around at the moment. And by Cool Mums, I mean women who are smart, sassy and who are definitely not going quietly into what we used to expect of life

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Women We Love: One Day Young

Every mother feels the ultimate sense of pride when their new baby finally arrives – She’s here! I bloody did it! East London photographer Jenny Lewis wanted to celebrate mums and their freshly delivered babies, so over 5 years she created

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Stop Breastfeeding Shame

‘Embarrassed’ was written by spoken word artist Hollie McNish in a public toilet. Where she’d been breastfeeding her baby. Hollie was so embarrassed while breastfeeding in public, that for the first six months she took her little girl into the loo.

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Ten Tips: Exercising When Pregnant

During pregnancy, keeping fit and in shape is important to expecting mums. We want to keep exercising, but with changing bodies it can be hard to know what’s allowed. As a Personal Trainer who’s been through two pregnancies, Kimberley Cleminson understands the questions that mums-to-be

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Career: Be Your Own Boss

We’re chatting to Melissa Talago, founder and chief fire starter at Campfire Communications, to find out how to become your own boss lady. What to do after maternity leave is a tough choice, particularly with the cost of childcare and long hours to

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Family Raving

Afternoon raving doesn’t mean when you’re still out from the night before any more. Oh no, not since babies came on the scene. Now it’s about partying from 2 – 4pm in the afternoon, with the whole family, including the kids. Bright

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& Breathe Postnatal Retreat

This June, the beautiful Manoir La Croix de la Jugie, Limousin, launched their first post-natal retreat. The idyllic 18th century manor house will play host for a week for the whole family to getaway. For new mums, finding time to exercise

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Top Gifts: All Wrapped Up

Looking for a present for loved ones but don’t have time to potter round the shops? Gorgeous home and gifting site Too Wrapped Up come to the rescue with their stunning range of presents, cards and wrapping. Favourites are the beautiful the Lucky Arrows Pouch and the Freya Art screen

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Wish List: Mother’s Day Gifts

Martini Mum’s Serra Kerrigan gives Mother Lover her top gift recommendations this Mother’s Day. Mothers should be celebrated all year round and small tokens of affection should be given whenever the moment takes us. Young kids do it all the time, they’re always

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Going Underground

Held in the labyrinth of secret tunnels beneath Waterloo, the team behind the amazing VAULT Festival bring us Mini VAULT – an underground festival for kids and their adults. The programme of explosive events and activities includes music, comedy and crafty things. Giving everyone an

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Breastfeeding: Why the big taboo?

In conversation with Sherridan Stymest, Lactation Consultant. There’s a common misconception that breastfeeding is something you simply choose to do, that your new baby will magically know how to feed when they’re born. Unfortunately this isn’t the reality that many women

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Fussy baby: What the hell’s up?

A wise, wise old friend with two older children (a seasoned pro in the mother game) once gave me a copy of The Wonder Weeks. The what?? She explained it had been a lifesaver when her baby girls were going through

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Beauty Hacks For New Mums

Becoming a mum leaves little or no time to beautify yourself like you used to. It’s a case of finding a few extra minutes to fit it into the day, rather than spend hours getting ready. Oh those happy days! 

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Baby Friendly Boltholes

Finding a holiday to take baby on, to satisfy both a fussy hotel junkie (i.e. me) and the family seemed like it could be tricky. However, Baby Friendly Boltholes came to the rescue, specialising in stylish and boutique

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Honest Mums: The Grace Tales

One of our favourite instagram crushes is Australian feed @thegracetales – for it’s honest stories of how career driven mothers make life work for them. The Grace Tales gives a sneaky peek at the most stylish homes and nurseries, with an insight into how these women manage their

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Baby on the way? Get sorted

Expecting your first baby? Hooray! Now, what do you need to get sorted? Before the little bundle arrives, knowing exactly what you’ll need for your newborn can be bamboozling.  Apart from clothes and nappies, what will you actually use? Do I really have

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Mother Lover Pregnancy Essentials

Pregnancy is a time to Treat. Your. Self. Put those swollen feet up and relax before the little bundle arrives. It’s also a time to pump your skin full of moisturiser and look after it as it goes through so many changes.

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