Baby Showers have exploded in the UK over the past 2 years. A few years ago they just didn’t take place but now, it’s a must when you’re pregnant. I had one myself and think they’re fantastic occasions. Baby showers have been a prominent social event in the US for the last 20 years or
New single parent
The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between
Whether you’ve been up all night comforting a teething baby or waiting on a teenager finally coming home, parenting can be exhausting. It’s a common myth that once babies are sleeping through the night you’ll get enough sleep and adjust to your new lifestyle. But unfortunately it doesn’t quite work out like that. Between looking
Grandparents, by definition, have a wealth of parenting experience under their belts. And some just love to share it with you. When this is done occasionally, sensitively, it can be extremely useful. But sometimes Grandparents can be a little overenthusiastic, driving new parents nuts with their unsolicited advice and opinions. If you are suffering under
It is now common for people to experience relationship break up several times in their lifetimes. The old model of staying together forever, although still a dream for many, is a reality for few. But even though many people have left relationships, or been left by partners before, it doesn’t necessarily become any easier to
Any parent knows that good organisation is the secret to a calm and happy family life. Your best-laid plans will often (usually) be scuppered, but having a framework, within which to manage your busy life can help enormously. For the single working parent, this juggling act takes one monumental proportions. There is no back up.