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How to throw a beautiful baby shower

Every mum-to-be deserves an amazing baby shower, but don’t panic, anyone can throw one, and we've come up with a fool-proof guide so it doesn’t have to be stressful or break the bank (you don’t need an ice stork sculpture like Kim Kardashian to make it a memorable event!)       First, you need a theme   To tie it all together and determine your décor.  There are so many ideas. With Summer finally here, you could have a relaxed garden tea party theme, with bumblebees, flowers, woodland animals, cushions on the grass (think Blake Lively’s harvest woodland shower with glittery apples and melon bowls).  Or a jungle theme to celebrate the impending arrival of mum’s 'little monkey’ - banana muffin favours would be super cute! Or...

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What to buy for the new mum...

Top Gifts For A New Mum   It can be hard to decide what to buy a new mum – do you go for something thoughtful, something practical, something handmade, something extra special...?  Fortunately, we've got some fantastic ideas whatever you want to go for, and whatever your budget.   New mums might not realise it before their little one arrives, but the fact is you can never have too many babygrows – there will be countless spillages and soiled garments!  Another tip, (take it from a mum with unexpected big babies!)...is that it is probably not the best idea to buy the mum-to-be too many newborn sized items.  Mine never actually fit in any of them, so the beautifully embroidered babygrows I lovingly collected, ended up being...

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Meet the maker - Lil' Cubs and the mama powerhouse behind the brand

Lil' Cubs is the exciting, bold, fun new(ish) brand from mama powerhouse, Tabitha.  Loved by mums and celebs alike, the gorgeous designs are made from super soft luxury cotton jersey, using eco friendly dyes so are perfect for protecting your little one's skin as well as the environment. We caught up with Tabitha to meet the mama behind the brand...   Tell us a bit about yourself and the inspiration that led to Lil' Cubs "I'm Tabitha, mama to Huxley, 4 and Hugo, 2 and we live in Harpenden, Herts. I started Lil' Cubs because I knew I couldn't go back to my job of managing an art gallery after Hugo was born.  How do people afford 2 children in childcare?!...

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15 Easter party food, games and craft ideas

With Easter just around the corner, the time has come to start planning those Easter parties and fun crafts for your little ones.  Easter is simply my favourite time of year.  The Spring flowers are in full bloom and the weather is finally starting to cheer up.  The coats are packed away and the kids can get out in the garden.  Here we bring you some great, simple ideas that the kids will absolutely love.     FOOD 1. A fab idea for Easter themed party food is the carrot plant pots.  Simply dip strawberries (with the green leaves still attached) in melted white chocolate coloured with orange food colouring.  Allow them to set and line them up on crumbled...

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5 natural ways to soothe a teething baby

Can you believe that some babies are born with their first teeth! Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some (like my first) not until their 1st birthday!  Whenever your baby starts teething, it is usually the bottom front teeth (bottom incisors) that are the first ones to come through at around 5-7 months old. With two little ones running around, I am well accustomed to this painful process. Teething can be a distressing time for all concerned.  Thankfully there are some great natural ways to help make teething easier for you and your baby. So before you reach for the gels and medicines, here are the top 5 natural ways you can sooth your teething baby, to...

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