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A mum found an easy way to keep her living room spotless, despite having kids in the house. Michele Keylor’s son, Nick Denbow, tweeted a picture on Saturday 5 November that showed patterned tape had been stuck across the entrance to the room with a note that read:  “This room has been closed. “Special permission will […]

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A mother shared a photo of herself wearing a “giant mum nappy” after giving birth because she wants to “empower” women about every aspect of childbirth. Amanda Bacon, from North Carolina, US, titled the post “motherhood uncensored” as she believes the realities of postpartum life aren’t spoken about enough. Bacon shared a photo her partner […]

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A dad and daughter duo who wore matching outfits at Disneyland are melting hearts online. The adorable pair, dubbed ‘Mermaid and her Mer-Dad’, were spotted strolling along hand-in-hand complete with their sequinned tails at the theme park. And Mer-Dad wasted no time in ensuring he had all the accessories, sporting gold-sequinned hand cuffs and a […]

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Many working dads benefit from a “father bonus”, but recent research shows this increase in wage will vary depending on the man’s socio-economic background. In April 2016, think tank IPPR found that working fathers earn 21% more than their “childless counterparts”. Those with two children earned 9% more than dads with one child.  However further analysis […]

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A mum has launched a new baby product that allows mums and dads to parent “hands-free”. The seating aid securely straps a baby onto an adult’s lap, freeing up a parent’s hands to eat, write or type.  Chloe Roberts, 42, came up with the idea of ‘LapBaby’ two years ago while on maternity leave with her […]

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A mum who previously wowed parents with her incredible DIY cardboard kitchen for kids is back with more inspiring creations. Rodessa Villanueva-Reyes, from the Philippines, has expanded her one-year-old daughter Audrey’s colourful kitchen and also built a “gas and hardware store” for her three-year-old nephew. “I want to inspire parents all over the world to not […]

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When Nicola Dady was diagnosed with kidney cancer back in 2010, her two children were just three and seven years old. As a single mum, caring for them while undergoing gruelling cancer treatment was a logistical and emotional nightmare. Not only was Dady struggling on a person level, but her main concern was first and […]

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A mum faced with countless requests for sugary snacks from her kids responded in the best way. Instead of caving in and giving them cake, chocolate and ice creams, Rachaele Hambleton, from Devon, whipped up something slightly different. Bowls full of chopped fruit.  Hambleton, who blogs at Part-Time Working Mummy, wrote down the conversation she had with […]

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Parenting blogger Courtney Adamo broke the mould when she and her husband decided to take their four children on a gap year around the world. Pulling them out of school and throwing them into different cultures and climates, their new experiences have helped them thrive as individuals and as a family in ways that none […]

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A dad is the envy of every young Disney-obsessed fan thanks to the incredible costumes he makes for kids. Nephi Garcia, 32, is a dad-of-three and fashion designer from California. Having previously worked in high fashion, Garcia found his calling when his six-year-old daughter asked him to make a costume for their trip to Disney […]

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