Parenting

15 November 2018

Top tips for work in the weeks leading up to your maternity leave

Cathy Ranson, editor at ChannelMum.com says: “Working is stressful at the best of times and never more so than when you’re building a whole new human too.  The weeks just before you ...

2 November 2018

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - How to find the balance between work and family

Hi everyone! Firstly, I want to thank you for all the lovely messages I received about October’s blog, the messages meant so much and for those of you who shared ...
9 October 2018

Going back to work as a new mum

Going back to work after having a baby can be really daunting. For weeks, months and even years, you have done nothing but think about your little offspring. Your whole ...
9 October 2018

Some kids only eat beige food (and that's OK!)

extracted from The Not-So-New Mum’s Notebook Mealtime – the time when mums are most likely to be found pulling their hair out. Feeding young kids can be stressful, unrewarding and ...
5 October 2018

7 things you should avoid when you go off on maternity leave

Cathy Ranson, Editor at ChannelMum.com said: “It’s called Maternity Leave – but having a new baby is really just swapping one job for another, much harder one without pay, breaks or ...
1 October 2018

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - A story of loss, grief and hope

NOTE: THIS POST INCLUDES DESCRIPTIONS AND MEMORIES OF MISCARRIAGE WHICH SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. Are you all back into your routine of school runs, work, kids homework, tea (I’m ...
28 September 2018

Is your teenage kid drifting away from you? Tips to repair a strained parent-child relationship

Parenting is one of the more rewarding things you'll ever do with your life. It can also be stressful and emotional to parent a child, especially as they head into ...
27 September 2018

Give ‘em the third degree: how parents can help their kids land great jobs after university

The dream of sending your children to university can become a nightmare if they fail to land a well-paid job after graduating. Here, leading graduate employment expert Chris Davies explains ...
18 September 2018

How to combat loneliness as a new mum

Although having a new baby can be an exciting time for a growing family, research (2018 Research by 3Gem and Dentinox of 500 UK new mum) from Dentinox, the experts ...
17 September 2018

Finding peace in a hectic world - 3 meditative ways to help your child find calm

I feel like the world today is so hectic that being overstimulated is really easy – especially being a child. This overstimulation can make it difficult to find calm to ...
6 September 2018

Jamelia's top 3 tips to conquer back to school madness [EXCLUSIVE]

Jamelia may be best known for her music and television appearances as a panellist on Loose Women, but this week she's helped launch the Kellogg's Breakfast Club Awards by joining ...
5 September 2018

7 things you and your partner need to do before your baby comes

Having a baby is the most life-changing thing you can do. It’s bigger than marriage, moving house or even bereavement, and it impacts even the strongest relationships. Although becoming a parent ...
4 September 2018

How to establish a mealtime routine with your children after the holidays

As a nation, we’re increasingly falling out of love with our dining tables. From working late to ‘TV dinners’ to desk lunches and even eating in bed, we’ve somehow managed to drift ...
3 September 2018

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - The kids are going back to school!

Hi everyone! Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed reading my last post about the summer holiday activities and I hope you had fun doing some. So, I’ve decided to give ...
31 August 2018

8 ways to help encourage your kids to get into the water, from Bondi Rescue lifeguard Maxi

With the summer sun making a comeback across the UK, parents and their little ones may be headed to the seaside to enjoy the ocean and have some fun in ...
23 August 2018

How to enjoy guilt-free 'me time' as a new Mum

Every new mother knows it well. There is the BB life – Before Baby – where you could go to work, the cinema, the gym, for dinner, or hang out ...
22 August 2018

5 ways to prepare your pre-schooler for school

Written by the creator of Tractor Ted, Alexandra Heard, Mum of three. Tractor Ted has just launched a series of new educational books and a DVD that teaches children about ...
17 August 2018

6 foods to eat if you're trying to fall pregnant

You know there are a lot of rules about what you can and can't eat once you get pregnant, but what about when you're trying? Can certain foods improve your ...
7 August 2018

7 must haves for your hospital bag by ChannelMum Editor Cathy Ranson

Whether you’re a first-time mum or already have children, packing your hospital bag is the moment you realise your baby is really on the way!  With tots choosing their own time ...
1 August 2018

7 ideas for keeping kids entertained over the summer holidays

Welcome to my blog! This is a new venture for me and I'm very excited about it! I look forward to you joining me on my journey. Firstly, I thought ...
30 July 2018

What to expect in the first few months as a new mum

Psychologist Corinne Sweet advises on how to stay relaxed and enjoy time with your baby The first six months after having a baby can be a time of joy as ...
30 July 2018

How to lose weight after birth

Have you ever thought, or worried about ‘bouncing back’ after birth? What does that phrase even mean? Most women, myself included, were bouncing nowhere fast after the all-encompassing exhaustion and ...
30 July 2018

Top 10 mistakes made during the beginning of a pregnancy period

Getting a positive pregnancy test is exciting news. You will be adding a new little life to your happy marriage. It’s important to take in as much information as you ...

27 July 2018

7 Things you should know before employing a nanny

If you are looking for a dreamier childcare routine that doesn’t involve bundling your little one out of the door at 7.30am with a hastily-made pack lunch and a Weetabix ...