Babysitting apps: lifesaver for parents or a worry?

I did a little thing for Huff Post parents recently about babysitting apps. Have you ever used a babysitting app yourself? When asked about babysitting apps, this is what I said: I’ve heard loads of good things about Bubble as a babysitting app especially from parents in London. Sadly I live in the middle of nowhere in…

Creative Kate enjoys messy play

Off the back of Kate Middleton revealing her love of ‘messy’ crafts and playing with papier-mâché with George and Charlotte, Helen Hibberd, founder of Messy Me provides her top five winter messy craft ideas to do with kids. Robin Hand Prints I love these little robins… not many details on the link on how to…

A round of applause for Pregnant Then Screwed Live

“Flipping heck and wow, what an event…” Yesterday (19th Jan) I attended Pregnant Then Screwed Live. Pregnant Then Screwed Live is a festival for parents who have been pushed out and pushed to the edge by employers who are incapable of seeing their brilliance. With sessions on confidence, flexible working, starting your own business, going self…

UK Blog Awards

So excited to announce that I’ve made it to the final round of the UK Blog Awards 2019.

How to find emergency childcare when your baby is sick

This last week has found us scrabbling around trying to work out what to do with a poorly child if we both have to be at work. Amelia got chicken pox on New Year’s Eve and aside from it ensuring that we were awake at midnight (for all the wrong reasons) it meant that we…

New year, new you: 4 ways to leave work at work

A guest post by Maria, blogger at The Southerner Blogs. As we return to work in 2019 with all those aspirational resolutions, it’s important we remember that a work/life balance really is a healthy necessity. Here are 4 ways you can truly leave your work at work. One of the most important factors to think…

Maternity leave; a checklist

There is so much to think about when getting prepped for maternity leave, so let me help take the strain off with my maternity leave checklist:  Know your rights – especially when it comes to taking time off for antenatal care, pay and sick leave. Have a look at the Gov.uk website for more details. Also know your partner’s rights too. I was…

A mumpreneur’s view on the highs and lows of running a business

A guest post by Helen Hibberd, founder of Messy-Me There are many mums out there successfully running their own businesses around their families, but it’s not easy. Along with some amazing highs, there are of course some lows, today I’ll cover both and give you a sneak peak into my day to day life running…