11 Games from your 80s Childhood

The kids are asleep, the house is a bleedin’ mess, there’s toys everywhere, and you’ve just crippled yourself after standing on yet another piece of camouflaged lego. Sigh, you think, it’s far from buckets of Lego we were raised. But it isn’t! Us 30-somethings were raised right smack bang in the middle of Lego, for donkeys’ years. And in fact, if you think about it, your kids are probably mostly playing with the same toys as you were, except now they come in primary colours and “girl“. But looking back to those glorious days, there’s a few items that filled the hours of our childhood that will remain in the annals of history, probably for a good reason. Do you remember any of these?… Continue reading 11 Games from your 80s Childhood

Book Review: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

If someone says “pregnancy”, what’s the first book you think of? I’m going to guess nine out of ten people will say What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It has sold over 14 million copies worldwide and has been around for 25 years. In the States they like to call it “the pregnancy bible”. But is it any good – and is it worth your money? Continue reading Book Review: What to Expect When You’re Expecting

What new mothers really need

I wrote an article for my business blog last year called 10 great tips for grandmothers to support new parents, which – even if I do say so myself! – I think gives a good comprehensive guide of dos and don’ts for any family member, not just grandmothers, looking for advice in supporting a family with a new baby. Actually, to be honest, it isn’t really for people “looking for advice” per se. It was more written for parents or parents-to-be who think they might have a problematic family member on their hands when the baby comes and it’s really for a “I’ll just leave this there, in case you might stumble across it all by yourself on my timeline” kinda way. Continue reading What new mothers really need

10 conversations a celebrity mum has before THAT post partum appearance

The Duchess of Cambridge emerged from the doors of the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London today to greet the international press just hours after giving birth to her baby girl. The royal baby had arrived! She looked resplendent. Her hair, make up, outfit were all fabulous. She even donned a pair of high heels. She was a picture of new mother health and wellness, with that glow of “look what I did!” as she held her newborn and waved to the hordes of waiting photographers. Continue reading 10 conversations a celebrity mum has before THAT post partum appearance