Body Mass Index: “B*ll*cks to BMI”

Body Mass Index: “B*ll*cks to BMI”

My “Body Mass Index” has been a curse of mine for many years.  I was curvy as a child, I lost my puppy fat in puberty but as a teen I became too thin (physically skeletally anorexic but not low enough a weight to get help).  Now as an adult...
The Gruffalo: Win a family ticket to the theatre

The Gruffalo: Win a family ticket to the theatre

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood… and has ended up in Leeds at the West Yorkshire Playhouse (well, they do have a good family area there).  Celebrate the start of the Summer Holidays in theatrical style! Join Mouse (played by Whitby, North...
Real Life Reads: The story behind MyBump2Baby – a baby, toddler & family directory

Real Life Reads: The story behind MyBump2Baby – a baby, toddler & family directory

I haven’t got many blogging friends, but when I met Carla Lett from My Bump2Baby – the UK’s fastest growing online baby, toddler and family directory, at the Blog On festival in Manchester, we hit it off straight away.  Not only is she funny,...
How to make Ginger Cookies: Recipe & Food Hamper giveaway

How to make Ginger Cookies: Recipe & Food Hamper giveaway

Create your own cookies and turn up the heat with your own level of gingerness! Plus you can win a food and drink hamper from Opies (just scroll to the bottom of this post). Ingredients: 350g self raising flour Pinch of salt 200g golden caster sugar 1 tbsp ground...
Help! My child can’t talk yet 

Help! My child can’t talk yet 

I’m a big believer in learning lots of languages and travelling with kids (especially before they turn 5). But with my youngest, aged two, we’re struggling to get her to speak English let alone any other language. A lot of people have said that their...
Mumbler: The birth of the hyper-local parenting community

Mumbler: The birth of the hyper-local parenting community

When a mum-of-two started a Facebook group to meet other parents, she never imagined that it would turn into a business. Sally Haslewood was tasked with the stress of moving house when she was pregnant with her second child. In a bid to settle and make friends she...
National Breastfeeding Week: How important is support to breastfeed?

National Breastfeeding Week: How important is support to breastfeed?

When I accidentally fell pregnant with my first child, I panic bought all the “pregnancy essentials,” or at least what I believed to be a necessity such as dummies, bottles and formula milk. Little did I know I was totally wasting my money but I had never...
Win a food & cocktail hamper perfect for Summer

Win a food & cocktail hamper perfect for Summer

Gherkins to put on your burgers, sliced lemons for your cocktails and black cherries with kirsch for your dessert… We’ve been loving this hamper which also contains super tasty and spicy chilli sauce – if it’s good enough for Jamie Oliver,...
Post-Natal Care: After Care not After Thought

Post-Natal Care: After Care not After Thought

There’s so much focus on your pregnancy – the scans, blood tests, ante-natal classes and there’s all the information on having a healthy pregnancy and planning for the birth. Then there’s the “what to pack in your hospital bag”...
Real Life Reads: Yorkshire Tots to Teens – days out & activities founder

Real Life Reads: Yorkshire Tots to Teens – days out & activities founder

People are often surprised to find the the person running a site called Yorkshire Tots to Teens is American. Yorkshire Tots to Teens’ Erin EK Rush said: “I am actually from Montana in the US. I grew up on my grandpa’s cattle ranch until I was about 10 when...