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Reusable nappies and wipes – why I encourage all new parents to make the switch

For literally hundreds of years (since the late 1500s at least), reusable nappies – or cloth versions thereof – were the mainstay of parents everywhere. That is, until 1947, when George M Schroder invented the first disposable nappy and changed the lives of millions of busy parents around the world. No longer did stay-at-home mums have to boil and handwash…

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What mums REALLY want for Christmas

For all the talk of Christmas being “the most wonderful time of the year”, spare a thought for all the exhausted mums out there. Because for them, it’s also one of the most stressful. Not only are they navigating their normal (monumental) to-do list and mental load, they now have a once-a-year extravaganza to organise on top of everything else. …

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A poem for parents who are drowning in school admin this Christmas

For all the parents who are completely overwhelmed by the crazy amount of Christmas-related emails they receive from their kid’s school on a daily basis. For everyone who has given up on following the class WhatsApp group, which no longer serves any useful purpose. To all the mums and dads trying to juggle a job and the daily grind while…

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Considering a vasectomy? One dad’s (painfully) honest account should help you decide…

Some say a vasectomy is the greatest gift a man can ever give to the mother of his children. A sign he’s happy with his lot, no longer has the urge to sow his wild oats, and never wants to have children with anyone else. Cynics, on the other hand, are somewhat less generous, suggesting it’s merely the act of…

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All hail the dad blogging trailblazers

If someone asked you where to find real life advice, tips and tales about parenthood today, you’d be forgiven for suggesting Instagram, Tiktok and YouTube as the first ports of call. But look back 15, even 10 years, and the online parenting world was a very different place. Mum bloggers ruled the roost, using WordPress and Facebook (the mother of…

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