Parenting

A collection of posts sharing advice, guidance and thoughts on parenting

Parents Encouraged to Read Life Skill Stories to their Children

To assist children in planning for starting school, the philanthropy Booktrust has assembled a booklist for guardians and parents of pre-schoolers and kids covering ‘regular…

Cutting Costs on Newborn Essentials

We have all heard before that babies, and raising kids in general, is expensive. Anyone on the school summer break with their kids right now…

How to Treat Mummy After the Birth of a New Baby

The birth of a child is one of the most special times in your life and should be treated as such. It is also, however,…

Fostering with a Disability

Every foster child has different needs, and that’s why fostering agencies look for people with varying life experiences to become foster carers. If you have…

Divorce with dignity and choose child-inclusive mediation

It’s difficult to hear the word divorce and imagine anything positive about the process, however, there is a less stressful, cheaper and more dignified alternative…

Failed IVF: What to do next

Failed IVF: What to do next If IVF fails, it can be devastating for you and your partner. Your immediate reaction might be extreme, but…

Getting your baby photo ready

Baby photo shoots can be so stressful can’t they. I have had disasters! My baby has cried, soiled their nappy, looked utterly miserable and not…

3 HUGE Reasons why Life Insurance is so important for families with children

Reasons why Life Insurance is so important Do you have life insurance? It is so important to have life insurance I really cannot stress it…

New baby budgeting – 3 ways to cut costs

So you’ve got a new baby on the way – congratulations! There’s nothing more exciting than looking forward to those first moments with your child.…

3 big financial challenges when you have a baby

When you first find out you are pregnant feelings are often intense. If planned or a welcome surprise they can be incredibly happy feelings but…

Ways to show your kids how to save

I have just read a great article on 5 Ways to Show Your Kids How to Save Money and it really got me thinking. The…

Cutting Costs When You’re Expecting a Child

Cutting Costs When You’re Expecting a Child   There are few things in life that kick you into gear like expecting a child. As soon…

Fertility tourism – keeping a lid on costs

From Dr Caroline Phillips, founder of Fertility Clinics Abroad  Introduction Last year we teamed up with Fertility Network UK to look at the main drivers…

Living With Your Baby – Tips For New Parents

A new baby in the house can be a particularly challenging experience for any parent. This is even more true when you’ve never had a…

Find The Balance Between Being Yourself And Being Mom

Becoming a mom, might be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. Your entire identity gets altered within a few moments. Suddenly everything…

Party On at Smyths Toys on 26 May

Party at Smyths Toys So what plans do you have for next weekend?     How about a bit of free fun – and a…

Preparing for a Baby – Make Sure You Action These Top Tips

  Preparing for a baby to arrive is a fun and exciting proposition, and something you need to plan for. There is a lot to…

5 Small Business ideas For Stay-At-Home Parents

  When you first become a parent, you’re planning too, or you’ve been a parent for a few years, you may find it useful to…

Facing Infertility after 35

  Facing Infertility after 35 Declines in egg quality and quantity beginning at age 32 can make becoming pregnant naturally more challenging for women in…

How to win £5000 in school trips with Boots Soltan

Boots Soltan Sun Ready Schools is a curriculum-linked programme which provides free teaching resources that help to equip teachers and pupils with all the knowledge…