3 Things I Learned From Appearing On ITV1′s Lorraine

Award winning parent blogger Alison Perry appears on Lorraine

This week, I did something a bit exciting: I appeared on live breakfast TV. It was exciting but bloody nerve-wracking. In the 24 hours leading up to my appearance, I worried and fretted, imagining myself to say something stupid and embarrassing myself. I don't find being on TV or radio particularly easy. Some people I ...

5 Things To Say To “Are You Going To Have Any More Kids?”

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Awkward, presumptuous questions are nothing new - when you've been with your partner for a few years, you start getting the "Oh it'll be you next!" comments at every wedding you go to. Then, when you do get married, the questions about babies start. I remember when we moved from our one bedroom flat into ...

Finding A Beautiful Hair Bow For A Wedding…

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Next week, we're going to a family wedding. It'll be the first wedding we've taken Grace to, and I'm guessing that means there'll be less time devoted to champagne drinking and canapé munching and more time devoted to running around areas of grass and producing colouring books/puzzles from my tiny clutch bag in a Mary ...

Planning A Super Stylish Third Birthday Party

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My little girl turns three next month. Three! I’m not one of those mums who says “How did that happen?” because in some ways I feel like I’ve lived through six years of being a mum. Those sleepless nights and long long empty days during my maternity leave seemed to last a lifetime. But we’re here! ...

WIN! A Pair Of Vivienne Westwood Girls’ Shoes

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I'm currently seeking a pair of silver mary jane shoes for my nearly-three-year-old to wear to a wedding soon. Mary jane shoes (should it be Mary Jane shoes? Or does it become lower case like brogues or flip flops? Some smart person reading this will know the answer...) Anyway, mary jane shoes are just so ...