• Loft conversion tips - how to convert the loft in your family home and how we converted our london victorian terrace house

    How a loft conversion with VELUX transformed our family home

    April 25, 2019

    AD – this post is sponsored by VELUX. Are you thinking about a loft conversion? Here are some loft conversion tips, and how having our attic space extended transformed our family home. We are five years into our house renovation and one of the best things we’ve done is have our loft converted. It transformed…

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  • Ten children's TV programmes adults secretly love

    10 children’s TV programmes adults secretly love

    April 18, 2019

    Here are ten children’s TV programmes adults secretly love…which are your favourites? It’s the holidays! So in all probability, your children will be watching a bit of TV – it’s fiiiiiiine – and you’ll be spending a lot of time shouting ‘Can you turn the volume DOWN?’ On repeat. There are lots of TV programmes…

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  • The Book you wish your parents had read by Philippa Perry

    One book a month: March

    April 8, 2019

    This month, I’ve read The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will be Glad That You Did) by Philippa Perry. ‘They fuck you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had, and add some extra, just for you.…

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  • Five things we’re watching, five years after everyone else

    March 28, 2019

    Here are five TV programmes we’re watching, five years after everyone else…this post could also be called ‘thank goodness for catch-up TV when you’re a parent…’ Here are two great technological gifts to modern parents: 1) The ability to stop, pause and rewind live TV 2) Steaming and catch-ups – meaning you can watch anything…

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  • 19 things CBeebies’ The Baby Club gets wrong about baby clubs

    March 19, 2019

    We’ve been watching CBeebies’ The Baby Club, which is brilliant, but here’s what it gets wrong about baby clubs… OK, hands up in the air, we are a few years too old for CBeebies’ The Baby Club’s target market. But after a long sofa session with a sick four-year-old, we accidentally ended up watching it…

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  • Wayfair bed review

    Buy the biggest bed you can: the secrets of co-sleeping parents

    March 14, 2019

    Are you a co-sleeper? Did you ever co-sleep with your children? Or is the thought of bed sharing with your baby, toddler or child a complete nightmare to you? The thought of co-sleeping used to terrify me, ‘I’ll NEVER let my baby sleep in our bed’, pregnant-me thought as I starfished in it, smugly. Even…

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  • Would you use a menstrual cup? I try the Lily Cup One

    March 8, 2019

    I’ve been trying out the Lily Cup One (which I was sent as a gift) on a mission to find out if menstrual cups are the one…period chat incoming… Do you use a menstrual cup / period cup? Would you try one? Shaped along the lines of a more curvy party popper (!) menstrual cups…

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