Month: March 2011

Mum’s handbag essentials

All women know the handbag essentials needed for any trip outside the house: Keys Purse Phone Essential cosmetics (lip treatment of choice, mascara, possibly a hair product) Maybe a handy pack of tissues (for emergencies including random sneezes and empty toilet paper dispensers) Mints and/or perfume (especially if you had garlic the night before!) But […]

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Baby gadgets: what do you REALLY need?

So you’re going to have a baby! Congratulations – what better excuse to go shopping? Browsing for new baby essentials is one of the nicest things to do while you’re waiting for your new arrival, but don’t be sucked in by every ‘must-have’ item you see – there are some you really can live without. […]

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What is Hypnobirthing?

For generations gone by, the details of childbirth were a well-kept secret, known only to those who had been there and done that: even fathers were kept at bay and not allowed to look until the baby was clean and dressed and the mother had her brow mopped, hair fixed and smile neatly back in […]

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Five things you can learn from your kids

It’s a given that Parents are naturally their children’s tutors and life coaches, but the flip side is you can learn so much from kids too. It brings to the fore the wonderful naivety and innocence that only children can possess. To stop worrying about appearances. Small children are blissfully unaware of the state of […]

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Baby weaning tips

If, like me, your idea of variety in the kitchen means alternating your pasta between fusilli and penne, the thought of weaning your baby might fill you with dread. But with the right tools and a few tried and tested recipes, cooking healthy, nutritious food for your baby is nothing you can’t handle. Get a […]

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