Diary of a Night Nanny (Part 5)

The Story so far... I have successfully completed a placement with Lucy and James, leaving them once their daughter Isabelle had learnt to sleep through the night at 12 weeks.  Whilst I was there,...

Diary of a Mum: (6) The glamour of motherhood

We’ve followed mummy-of-three Claire Bates through pregnancy, birth, teething, toileting and tantrums. It ain’t been pretty. Think her life is getting back on an even keel now her third’s almost a year? Er...Kinda. I’ve...

Diary of a mum: (7) Too many willies

We’ve followed Claire Bates through three pregnancies, three births, breastfeeding, walking, talking and toddlerdom in triplicate. You think she’d be getting better at it. Not a chance. There are too many willies in my household....

Diary of a Mum: (8) To party bag or not to party bag?

We’ve followed Claire Bates through every birthing, feeding, weaning, and potty training trauma imaginable – in triplicate. Now her three boys are no longer babies, what could be so hard? To party bag or...

Make Mine A …

In London these days, around every corner there's a resident Mixologist just dying to whip you up a nice cold Mojito. But for mums to be and those still nursing, these tasty, albeit tempting numbers are...

Diary of a Mum: (9) New Home

We’ve followed our diarist Claire Bates through tears, tantrums and toilet training in triplicate. Now, with Number Three no longer a baby, Family Bates needs a new home

The Stem Cell Debate

In recent years stem cell therapy has been able to help treat more and more people suffering from life threatening conditions. At the forefront of this research has been cells taken from umbilical cords. Traditionally...

The Diary of a Mum – Party bags

To party bag or not to party bag. That, is the middle class mummy question
baby loss

Health: Coping With Miscarriage

Rachel Connors was 37 when she miscarried. She was ten weeks into her second pregnancy. She said, “If I had known I was bleeding I would never have been leaping around at the park...
infertility

Health: Infertility

After you’ve had one child it is only natural that you would like to give your child a sibling. However, more and more couples are suffering with a problem called secondary infertility. Secondary infertility...