• A cat called Mr Bengal

    This is a story of friendship, love and a little boy who’d really like to get his paws on a cat called Mr Bengal. The…

    Snippets to help keep baby calm during first haircut

    With little C being of Persian descent, he was blessed with an admirable thick head of … blonde curls. Now I have to admit that…

    Breastfeeding – a must-read for any new mum over 40!

    With Public Health England figures revealing the proportion of breastfed babies in Newcastle upon Tyne has fallen significantly in the last 12 months, I thought I’d wade…

    Terms of endearment living in a multicultural world

    Since he was born 11-month-old Cyrus has been called everything from a little hazelnut to a rocket mouse by the in-laws overseas. Now although these…

    How not to make a balls-up of your return to work

    Before I got back in the hot seat at work, there was always something niggling away in my brain that returning to work after maternity…

    8 teething remedies that really work

    It started with drool, then came chewing, crankiness, loose stools and finally a lot of sleepless nights. There’s no doubt that teething has been hard…