The Diary of a Mum – Toddlers

We've followed CLAIRE BATES through weaning, whining and weeing in triplicate, and now, with her youngest a toddler, life has to be getting easier. Or not.   A lot of my mates hate toddlers. They love...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 11)

The story so far:  I spent last week teaching Jack, aged 10 months, to sleep through the night.  Mille is three years old and also struggles with disrupted sleep, ending up in her...

Diary of a mum (13) Moving House

I'm never moving house again. As a young-and in-love naive Army wife-to-be, I'd fallen hard for my handsome officer, all soave and shiny, and either didn't hear him say we'd have to move house...

Diary of a mum (12) Phonics

We've followed our columnist Claire Bates through the tears, the toil and the tantrums of pregnancy, birth, weaning, toilet training -  the lot. But this dear reader, could break her. "Thank you ma'am for...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 10)

The story so far:  I spent last week teaching Jack, aged 10 months, to sleep through the night.  Mille is three years old and also struggles with disrupted sleep, ending up in her...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 9)

The story so far:  I spent last week with Joanna and Simon teaching their son Jack, aged 10 months, to sleep through the night.  Millie is three years old and also struggles with...

Diary of a mum (11) Ballet Classes

We’ve followed our columnist Claire Bates through the tears and tantrums of raising three boys. Having waded through a sea of blue, balls, bugs and bogies, she now gets her chance to go...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 8)

The story so far:  I am training Joanna’s children to sleep through the night.  Jack, aged 10 months, still won’t go to bed without a lot of attention from his mother and wakes...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 7)

TThe story so far: I am training Joanna’s children to sleep through the night. Jack, aged 10 months, still won’t go to bed without a lot of attention from his mother...

Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 1)

  Becoming a new parent and adjusting to your new routines and sleep deprived nights can at times be challenging and testing. Night Nannies are leading overnight baby care specialists, their focus is to...