Parenting

16 April 2019

Seven tips for partners before, during and after the birth of your baby

Cathy Ranson, Editor of ChannelMum.com says: “No matter how strong your relationship, a new baby will challenge your love and shake your bonds like nothing else! “Though the act of creating a new life will bring you closer together, the ...
25 March 2019

Personalise your Mother's Day bouquet with this brilliant delivery service [REVIEW]

You've done it before, the flowers and the local supermarket card... Your kid may have even made a personalised Mother's Day gift for your significant other in school, to much ...
14 March 2019

Dancing through the day, by Erica Wolfe-Murray

It doesn’t matter whether you are a mum or a dad, trying to co-ordinate your working life with children is a dance from the moment the alarm hums at you ...
14 March 2019

How parents should help kids with their homework

If you are a parent of a college student, you know what goes through his/her head when doing homework. It is the necessary evil that they must be a part ...

5 February 2019

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - Benefits of learning through play for a child's mental health

Hi Everyone! So, we have finally got dreary January out of the way. I don’t think anyone really likes January, I mean even the word ‘January’ sounds like it can’t ...
7 January 2019

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - PLAN, PLAN, PLAN YOUR YEAR!

Hi everyone! Welcome to my first blog of 2019! I hope you all had wonderful Christmas and for those that may not, I hope this years will be better for ...
18 December 2018

Seven things every new mum needs

If you're a new mum, you'll know there are plenty of challenges to face day-in, day-out after your first bundle of joy joins the family! Here, ChannelMum lets readers in on their ...
10 December 2018

Be Thankful, Be Hopeful, Be Happy - It's time for Christmas!

Hi everyone. Welcome back. I hope you found the tips helpful in my blog last month on trying to find the balance between work and family life. I know how ...
27 November 2018

5 tips to help you save for your children's future

Raising a family, little or large, is no mean feat – especially when it comes to finances. From birth to university there are budgets to be made and costs to ...
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 ...