Tales of a Working Mum – Life as a crazy multitasker

– Guest post from working mum, journalist and author Lucy Tobin from mum blog Run Out of Womb – Most parents can’t imagine bringing up a baby without their smartphone. There to fill time during the 3am feeds; there to Google ‘is this poo normal coloured?’; there to immortalise those cute smiles/conversations/tantrums on camera. But as a part-time working mum (and whilst I sometimes worry that my toddler’s first drawing of me could feature me clutching my iThing), I’m also really grateful for what it allows me to do:… View Post

Seven miscarriages – one dad’s emotional story of love, loss and looking for answers

As many of you know, I am passionate about raising awareness of miscarriages, particularly among expectant dads, as unfortunately they are far more common than most of us realise. So, when I was contacted by Graham, a reader of the blog who wanted to share his story after suffering in silence through the pain of seven miscarriages, I was more than happy to give him the platform to do so. You see, even in today’s modern world, there is still so much stigma around men and miscarriages, with… View Post

Merino wool: the wonder fabric all new parents need to know about

As an adult, I’ve long been aware of the amazing comfort and luxury of merino wool. But it was only after becoming a parent that I discovered all the truly magical and varied benefits that merino also offers for our babies. Let me explain… As you’ve probably heard, temperature control is seriously important when it comes to newborns. You see, tiny babies are unable to regulate their body temperature in the same way that adults do, and can lose heat as much as four times quicker than grown… View Post

Tales of a Working Dad…trying to have it all

– Guest post from dad blogger Tom Cox from Unlikely Dad…A working dad. An adoptive dad. An LGBT dad. Not your ‘average’ dad, perhaps? – I’m a dad. I work full time. In a pretty demanding job. I get home and always take over bath and bedtime. I do as much as I can around the house. I try to work out three or four times a week. I manage all the finances. And lots in between. I am forever planning something. If it’s not get togethers, playdates… View Post

VLOG EXCLUSIVE: The Ultimate Parenting Challenge – Mum Vlogger vs Dad Blogger

As a new dad, every day brings new unexpected parenting challenges that complicate your usual routine. From changing nappies in the most unusual of places to trying to find time to shower, eat or just get some essential dad downtime in the bathroom, parenting is by no means a simple job! So when an old friend – the ace mummy vlogger Emma from Mamalina – convinced me to step out from behind the keyboard and move in front of the camera to record my first ever vlog, it… View Post

Poetry Corner: The night Uber saved bedtime

Something amazing happened to us the other day. One of those random acts of kindness that makes you realise that small gestures of generosity can truly make a person’s day. That, despite what the media tells us, there are good people in the world after all. So in tribute to Peter, the random Uber driver who saved our bacon on a particularly challenging night during early parenthood, I’ve immortalised the event forever in rhyme. If nothing else, as a reminder that (even in London) people can surprise you. Peter…this… View Post

Tales of a Stay at Home Dad: Relinquishing control…

• Guest post from Stay at Home Dad blogger Gavin Fitzpatrick from Moo and Me • Readers of my blog will already be keenly aware of my control freak nature. Of how I like to have everything in order. And how I am only truly happy if (please read the next sentence with your best Gestapo accent) – ze nap times are corvect, food for ze veek is vell planned, dogs are valked, dogs are zen played viz, and ze house iz properly organised und spotlessly clean… Seriously. I’m… View Post

Ones to Watch: A list of the most exciting & innovative new baby brands set for greatness in 2017!

As a new dad, parent blogger and social media junkie, I come into contact with countless baby brands as part of my regular blogging and daily scrolling activity. But every so often online, you discover an absolute gem of a small business, that not only solves a problem but that, crucially, creates something truly unique that grabs your attention (and gets a flurry of likes in the process). And so, to kick off the New Year in style, I thought I’d give a shout out to six of… View Post