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THE STRUGGLE OF THE LONG DISTANCE AUNT.

WRITTEN BY AUNTY SARAH ( HONEY-LAWSON) I knew it would happen one day. I just don’t think I was all that prepared. In the selfish, self-obsessed world of the younger sister, this was how I saw my sister’s roles: Big sister   Daughter   Person

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Baby First Aid – the basics

I went to a baby first aid course put on by the Red Cross through NCT. I took some notes so thought I would share. I am by no means a qualified baby first aider but thought these basic notes might be good to share. You

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Nappy tips and tricks

These are things you will get very familiar with when you have a baby. Zain grew out of size 1 nappies pretty quickly, by a month old was in size 2’s. There are a lot out there and it is true that every baby will work

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Work V Baby – I am officially a full time Mum

Weird day today, I came in to my office after telling them I wont return after my maternity leave, for my final farewells. I am sat at a desk waiting for leaving drinks to commence, watching the office buzz, hearing the work talk, reminiscing about

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NEW PARENTS TIPS, TRICKS AND TRUTHS

WRITTEN BY FELLOW MUM HARRIET PHIPPS On Thursday two very good friends who haven’t seen each other for a few years got together. Both are now Mums, one to a 3 months old and one to a 9 month old. The topic of conversation went

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Vaccines

Does my baby need to have vaccinations? When and what are the jabs my baby will have? Where can I find more info on baby vaccinations? The vaccinations were something that me and Jaan did a lot of backing and forthing with. They are not

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Our heartache, our journey and my advice

I hadn’t always been sold on the idea of having kids. I was always far from a baby person, and wasn’t sure I had enough maternal instinct in me to be a Mum. When I met Jaan, he wanted a BIG family – 4 kids! I

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Facts on registering a birth

Information on registering your child’s birth in order to gain a Birth Certificate – required for opening a bank account, applying for child benefit (which everyone is eligible for), a baby infant passport (which they need from birth if wanting to travel), benefiting from the NHS. You

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New parents shopping list – for your newborn

A shopping list for things you’ll need when you get home with new your newborn baby: I spent so long researching and asking myself, what do I need for my new-born baby when I get home!? So, as I have previously said, you can go crazy

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No photos please

Something that me and Jaan had discussed and decided before Zain arrived was that we didn’t want any photos of him on social media and we didn’t want any photos of him being sent around by people other than us and to immediate family. Neither