Monthly Archives: March 2014

Win a BrainBox magazine and board game

Today’s guest blog is from Gary Wyatt, founder of Green Board Games Company and BrainBox. He tells us how an idea he had whilst stuck in traffic led to the launch of a brand new board game and magazine for … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Parenting is sh*te!

Our Blog of the Week this week is a tongue in cheek poem by the wonderful Knees Up Mother Brown.  And if you put it like that – who indeed would be a mother?!     ————————————————————————————————————————-   It really … Continue reading

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Win a bedside table from ‘The Cardboard Man’

Today’s guest blog is from ‘The Cardboard Man’ aka Gareth Swarte. He came up with the idea for an ‘unewsual’ business (combining the unusual and the new) – making and selling cardboard furniture. ‘Cardboard furniture?’ we hear you say…we’ll pass … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day cards and gifts to make

It’s Mother’s Day next Sunday (30th March) so we’ve put together some quick, easy and lovely ideas for cards and gifts that children can make to bring smiles to their mum’s faces. We don’t know about you but here at … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Dear Biggoty W*nkers

Our Blog of the Week may be a little strong-worded for some of you, but to us it captured the anger that many mothers felt after learning that a woman who was breastfeeding in public was labelled with the word … Continue reading

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Childcare changes Q&A with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The new childcare tax-free scheme has been announced today by Government but what does it mean to mums and dads around the UK? Will it really make a difference? We got the chance to put some questions to the Deputy … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week: Things not to say to a new mum

Our Blog of the Week this week comes from the very talented team at The Motherhood. Written by Alison Perry we are told all the things we shouldn’t say to a new mum – but we’re guessing you’ve probably heard quite … Continue reading

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New mums – keep calm! – The New Mum’s Manual book giveaway

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual – but you can be sure there is a whole load of conflicting and confusing information for new mums on line, much of which is contradictory and guilt-inducing. Today’s guest blog is written … Continue reading

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