Parenting

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

Are You Able to Foster? A Breakdown of the Requirements

Typically, there are a significant number of myths surrounding what makes a good foster carer. In reality, there is no single foster carer identikit. Foster…

5 Often Overlooked Health Concerns for Expecting Mothers

When it comes to pregnancy, new mothers can never be too careful. Indeed, pregnancy is a delicate time for both mother and child, and it’s…

Modibodi and their new leak proof maternity range

Modibodi Have you heard of Modibodi? It is one of those companies that just make me want to cheer! It is an amazing and innovative…

How to help your toddler bond with the new baby

How to help your toddler bond with the new baby Even though newborn siblings are a wonderful gift for your kid, it can be a…

How to make shopping for a new baby MUCH easier

Did you enjoy shopping for your baby? I have to be honest for me it was a huge stress and I did spend rather too…

How to Encourage your Children to Eat More Fruit

Getting your children to love fruit (and veg for that matter) is no mean feat! And with childhood obesity rates rising to unforeseen levels, you…

A Guide to Free Baby Stuff and How to Get It

A Guide to Free Baby Stuff One of the most exciting and joyous times for any parent-to-be is welcoming your new baby into the world. …

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…