How Important Is Children’s Education To You?

Mother teaching daughter to read

Children's education is so important to us here in the UK that parents do everything they can to get their children into the best schools. Some move houses, some move to completely new areas and there's a lot of discussion between parents about which schools are good and which aren't. Just the other night, during ...

Hollie McNish’s Breastfeeding Poem Goes Viral

Breastfeeding poem goes viral

Only a couple of weeks after National Breastfeeding Week comes a video that, for me, perfectly sums up the stigma attached to breastfeeding in public. Poet Hollie McNish wrote a poem, entitled Embarrassed a few years ago, as a new mum. But it was only recently that her partner convinced her to release it on her ...

Not Another Mummy Blog Meets… Jools Oliver

jools-oliver-alison-perry

The Mothercare A/W13 press day was my idea of heaven. A chance to browse around the upcoming clothing collections and check out the toys that every kid will be going gaga for come Christmas. Gorgeous dresses, snug winter boots and super cute prints were everywhere we looked. And there were more than a few ...

Why Every Mum Should Own A Pair Of Clarks Summer Sandals

Tan Sandals From Clarks Shoes

Last week, I needed a bit of cheering up, so I did two things: 1. I booked myself a hot stone massage (It. Was. Amazing.) 2. I went shopping Gawd, I'm such a hideous cliché. Let's ignore that for a minute, though, and pretend that it's a really original and cool way to cheer yourself up. I bought ...

The Bounty Mutiny: Let’s Ban Sales Reps From NHS Postnatal Wards

Bounty Mutiny

In the past few weeks, a campaign by Mumsnet to ban the organisation Bounty from NHS maternity wards has gathered pace. The #BountyMutiny petition currently has close to 20,000 signatures and Minister for Health, Dan Poulter has written to the Chief Executives of NHS Trusts to ask them to review their practices for allowing reps ...

LolliBop 2013: You’re Going, Right?

LolliBop 2013 Official blogger

If you're NOT going to LolliBop 2013, you need to rethink this situation. Assuming you're a parent that is. If you're reading this, and you're not a parent (why are you reading my blog?) then you should definitely not go to LolliBop - it'll be your idea of hell. But parents, seriously, you should go. LolliBop is ...