Parenting

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 ...

24 July 2018

New anti-bullying campaign aims to encourage confidence in young children

This summer Start-Rite Shoes has joined with the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation to launch the #KidsWalkTall campaign to help raise funds for the anti-bullying charity. The campaign aims to empower ...
24 July 2018

Top summer tips for new mums

World Breastfeeding Week is just around the corner, celebrated from Wednesday 1st August. For breastfeeding mammas, the summer heat wave can be uncomfortable, especially if travelling and always on the ...
23 July 2018

6 Modern-day table manners that make for a happy family mealtime

By Child Psychologist Emma Kenny, Exclusively for Female First Family mealtimes can be tough, right? Ads on TV usually show smiling families around a table tucking happily into their food, ...
19 July 2018

7 Ways your spouse can help you fight the postpartum blues

Postpartum depression is a mental and emotional state that is closely linked to social, chemical, and psychological changes in a woman after childbirth. Studies reveal that emotional reactivity is increased ...
18 July 2018

7 Top tips on traveling abroad in the summer holidays with young kids

Seven top items when travelling with kids. A recent straw poll of mums on Facebook found the top handbag items for travelling with kids includes wipes, snacks, a tablet, books, ...
16 July 2018

The causes of swollen ankles and feet during pregnancy and how to ease the discomfort

Pregnancy is the time where a woman’s body changes dramatically. Some women enjoy every moment of this, but others can suffer from uncomfortable symptoms leaving them feeling fed up and ...
16 July 2018

Fitness dos and don'ts postpartum

Getting back into fitness can be the absolute last thing on your mind after having a baby, and rightly so! The combination of the sleepless nights and time spent feeding ...
9 July 2018

Tips from real women on getting back into sport after having a baby

After Serena Williams competed in Wimbledon following the birth of her child, new mothers from the This Girl Can community offer their advice on getting back into sport after having a ...