The great un-swaddle

safe t sleep

If your baby is between 4 and 6 months old, it’s likely he or she is ready to ditch the swaddle, so what’s next? You may be worried about your little one rolling into the sides of the cot, or getting stuck on their tummy…never fear, here’s your guide to keep them safe and sound…and wean them off the swaddle. … Read More

A model pregnancy?

glamour pregnancy

It is not enough that the pregnancy generates a nine month state of public hysteria or that the mum-to-be looks for the entire duration like a slim, tanned sex goddess with exposed baby-pod-belly or that she only eats organic mountain-grown root vegetables and plays Baby Mozart tracks to the baby bump, today a mum-to-be must also look ‘hot’ in the … Read More

The Gap Theory

polka dot cake

After gingerly putting the finishing touches on the cake I baked for baby Smiley’s baptism, I stepped back and took a good, long look at my creation. I swiveled the cake stand from side to side. I crouched down to look at it at bench level and then stood on my tiptoes to get a view from above. It didn’t … Read More

Chicken and Corn Soup

chicken soup

Chicken soup is good for the soul…and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. INGREDIENTS 300 grams of diced chicken 2 litres of chicken stock 1 can creamed corn 1 cup of favourite noodles 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 shallot, diced 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 1 egg lightly beaten METHOD Mix chicken with soy sauce and pop to the side Fry off … Read More

How to swaddle in 5 SIMPLE steps

swaddle steps

Swaddling your newbie would send even the most confident mum into a spin…so The Mums Group thought we would make it nice and easy for you in 5 simple steps…(thanks to our super cute model Zoe xx) Step 1- Lay your swaddle down and fold the top down about 5 cms, place baby on the swaddle and bring one corner … Read More

10 things you NEED to know post labour

pregnant chicken

1. You will have a really heavy period. No matter how you give birth (c-section or va-j-j) you will have postpartum bleeding. This delightful discharge is called lochia and it sounds about as appealing as it is. It lasts as little as two to three weeks or as long as six weeks after birth. The best part is you’re given … Read More

Diary of a phone addict

me phone

Hello, my name is Erin and I’m addicted to my phone. I wasn’t always this way, in fact I resisted getting a smart phone for a long time, long enough to make me an embarrassment to my friends, but once I did, I haven’t looked back. That’s where my problem lies, I have a problem! I decided to track my … Read More

Help, how do I discipline my toddler?

My 2.5 year old is lashing out every time things don’t go his way, throwing whatever it is he has in his hands at the time. He screams and carries on for ages! How should I discipline him?

The 9 month baby blues

eddie nine months

A wave of sadness washed over me the other day, out of nowhere. I couldn’t shake it off, not even after a coffee, or a walk. It lasted all weekend and it wasn’t until Sunday night that it clicked. I have the baby blues, just 9 months late. The exact same thing happened to me when Gus was this age, … Read More

It’s not over till the toddler says so!

gus tantrum

The other day I muttered seven little words that I instantly regretted. “I think we’re past the terrible two’s” Almost instantly my two and a half year old threw a tantrum. Over nothing. Ok, maybe the wind changed direction, because that’s about all it took to start the wobbly to end all wobblies. And it didn’t stop, all weekend. He … Read More