How Not to Let Baby Derail Your Retirement Planning


New babies are an adorable, lovable, miraculous way to stress out parents. There will be good days, like when baby takes the first steps. Then there will be bad days, like runny noses and fevers. One constant that can begin even before baby’s arrival is the stress a new baby places on a family’s budget. The list of “must haves” seems endless: nappies, clothing, nursery set up, toys, meals, medical care, on and on in endless progression, always changing as… Continue Reading “How Not to Let Baby Derail Your Retirement Planning”

Travelling with a Baby


Travelling with a baby opens up all sorts of issues but it doesn’t have to be a painful experience. I have been really lucky with my kids and they have all been good travellers, some of which is down to luck, but also good planning. My favourite form of transport has to be the car as it is your own space, you can take all the paraphenalia you want to keep the kids entertained and you can stop for a… Continue Reading “Travelling with a Baby”

Yvolution Strolly Compact Review


Kids trikes have come a long way since my eldest were little and I have fond memories of taking mine for a walk with their trikes and ending up going in circles as they insisted on steering themselves. Thankfully times have changed and trikes are far more parent friendly and can also be used by much younger children in place of a pushchair. Now there is a new Trike on the block – the Yvolution Strolly which comes boxed, requiring assembly.… Continue Reading “Yvolution Strolly Compact Review”

Nominate your Health Professional in the Real World Parenting Awards


I suffered with Gestational Diabetes with 3 of my pregnancies and one thing is for sure – I would not have got through them without the support of the Health Care Professionals that looked after me both during and after each pregnancy. Leaving hospital with a new baby can be a daunting experience, especially with your first baby, after all, in the real world, babies don’t come with an instruction manual, and new parents can be bombarded with well-meaning advice and… Continue Reading “Nominate your Health Professional in the Real World Parenting Awards”

#Win the Complete Freddie the Firefly™ Collection from Lamaze


We’ve teamed up with Lamaze to offer three lucky winners the complete Freddie the Firefly™ Collection in celebration of the brands new look that has been revealed today on the new Lamaze Facebook page. The brand’s new look will support Lamaze’s vision to ‘spark little triumphs and create moments of wonder’ and will appeal to consumers through new packaging and positioning. The new Facebook page is a space to celebrate your baby’s moments of joy, to share experiences and tips… Continue Reading “#Win the Complete Freddie the Firefly™ Collection from Lamaze”