Updating the bedtime routine

When I was pregnant I bought myself a copy of Gina Ford’s Stepford Baby book. I binned it when I read in Chapter 1: “7am: baby is awake and dressed”. Not in my world, mate. We’ve always been big fans of sleep in our house. Until she started school Flea… View Post

Why Flea doesn’t watch television

I’ve got a confession to make:  my child doesn't watch television. But here's the thing: I never set out for Flea not to watch television. I'm not one of those parents who will only feed their child organic Quinoa and ethically-sourced dried fruits. Honestly, I've nothing against the odd packet… View Post

Halloween Costumes: Sorted.

This month, The Great Toy Guide team has been hard at work testing kids’ Halloween costumes, and we’ve put together our guide to 12 of the best outfits for your children this Halloween. Hey, it's a tough job, but we're there for you.  We think there's something great here whatever… View Post

An Ode to Playmobil

As a parent, you enter – or rather re-enter – the World of Toys.  One of my favourite rediscoveries has been Playmobil. For those who aren't familiar, this is a range of plastic figures and playsets that allow kids to play at all sorts of things, from construction to hospitals.… View Post

When nine months feels like a lifetime

Peggy over at A Mother’s Secrets is gathering stories about pregnancy low points. I thought long and hard before deciding to post something about my pregnancy. It was one long low point really. But I decided to share it here because when I look at Flea now, finally, I can… View Post