parenting tips

Clare Llewellyn

Scientist and Author of Baby Food Matters: A Day In The Life

Clare Llewellyn leads the Obesity research group at University College London (UCL) and is the director of the Gemini twin study, the largest of its kind to explore the origins of babies’ and children’s eating behaviour. In her new book Baby Food Matters, she and co-author Dr Hayley Syrad use scientific evidence to explore what […]

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Parenting the Sh*t out of Life – Papa Pukka

Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka offer you a book that will not help you grow or raise a human successfully, but a book that might, if you’re not too emotionally battered – and can see past the permanent eye twitch – help you laugh a little more than you cry. Papa Pukka told us his […]

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Parenting the Sh*t out of Life – Mother Pukka

From Mother Pukka and Papa Pukka, the minds behind highly popular parenting blog, comes Parenting the Sh*t Out of Life, the Sunday Times bestselling account of parenting told from both perspectives and a handy guide (kind of) on how to raise a small human. It’s the must-read for all parents and parents-to-be – and […]

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7 Things I Learned Weaning A Baby

Introducing your baby to food is a fun, messy, exciting part of being a parent. Its also strange – your tiny dependent creature who has been doing well on his or her magical liquid diet is suddenly allowed to eat some of the same things as you do. But as with anything baby-related there are […]

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Calgary’s Popsicles Recipe, Four Ways

The great thing about posicles (aka ice lollies) is that you can pretty much use any combination of fruit to create delicious treats that will instantly make you happy and leave you thinking of long summer days. The other great thing is that basically any smoothie you make can be poured into your moulds, so […]

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Starting A Bullet Journal With A Baby

Six months into my son’s life I decided it had been long enough since I took a systematic approach to organising my time, but quickly found that my old ways were no longer suited to my life. Working in an office I was a to-do list addict, devoted to my time management app and my […]

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How to handle stressful moments with kids – Self Reg Tips

We asked expert author Stuart Shanker for his Self-Reg tips for stressed kids who we know (and love) so we can put into practice some strategies to help them. There’s a lot of pressure on children now to succeed at school, to fit in there and on social media, in addition to dealing with day-to-day troubles […]

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Calgary Avansino’s Cashew Thumbprint Cookies

My kids are my most trusted recipe testers – I try everything on them first. Sometimes I get a ‘that’s okay’ or ‘that tastes weird’, but these super-easy raw cookies got a ‘Mummy, these are delicious! Can I have another?’, so my bet is you’ll like them too. All you need is a food processor […]

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Tips on healthy eating from kids!

Tips from the experts – my kids! I asked my oldest kids (a 9-year-old and a 5-year-old) for their ideas and tips on how I could get them eating the healthy things I offer them. This is what they came up with: Don’t give us new foods when we are in a bad mood and […]

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Broccoli Meatballs

A plant-based recipe for plant-haters: Broccoli Meatballs

The much-loved traditional meatball is a classic and a staple in many households, so I wanted to create a plant-friendly version that my kids would still plead for and my husband and I could enjoy as a meal. Voilà – I give you the broccoli ‘meatball’. You can serve these the traditional way – topped […]

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