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7 Simple Steps to Save Money on New Baby Expenses – Budget Friendly Tips

Just a quick Google on how much it costs to have a baby is enough to make your eyes water! It’s inevitable that there’ll be costs incurred when you have a baby, but are they really THAT expensive? According to research: “The average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses in their baby’s …

10 ways to prepare for motherhood

How to prepare for motherhood – the honest realities!

The other day my five year old daughter came into my bedroom and woke me up to tell me her younger sister had been sick and it had ‘gone over everything mummy’. As I knelt on the floor cleaning bits of regurgitated lasagne from the carpet and wondering if ‘Mr Bear’ was worth salvaging, I …

Most common breastfeeding problems

The Most Common Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions

Breastfeeding might be a natural thing, but that doesn’t mean it always comes naturally, or doesn’t have its challenges. Here are some of the most common breastfeeding problems, and what you can do to help when and if you experience them. Sore and cracked nipples You might think that this is an inevitable consequence of …

Misadventures in parenting_ bedtime

What parenting really looks like – misadventures at bedtime

Picture the scene. It’s bedtime. After nicely putting their own pyjamas on, the biggest child brushes her own teeth while Mummy helps the second biggest with hers. The baby sits on the floor playing quietly with a toy. Then Mummy pops the baby on her lap and sits on the bed; a child either side …

3 reasons not to put down your partner in front of your kids

Why It Is NOT Okay to Put Down Your Partner in Front of Your Children

‘Maybe she’s not the wife you wanted’ This is what my 4-year-old daughter said to my husband over breakfast one morning. We both laughed. But actually, it wasn’t really funny. I was pretty hurt that she’d come to that conclusion. A little worried she might possibly be right. And angry. Both with him and with …