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A mum is providing parents around the world with an endless supply of inspiration for ways to make vegetables more appealing to kids. Laleh Mohmedi, from Australia, crafts edible cartoon characters and animals out of healthy ingredients for her son Jacob and she shares photos of her creations on Instagram. Mohmedi revealed in a blog for Jamie Oliver.com that […]

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Nadia Sawalha seems to have found the perfect way to talk to her 13-year-old daughter, Maddie, about the occasionally awkward topic of puberty. She has found that the “teen talk”, whether it be about periods, spots or hormones, should be part of an ongoing conversation rather than a separate, serious chat. “Right from when Maddie was tiny, […]

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The Olympics are the perfect time to get your children inspired by sport, get them out in the garden and enjoying the fresh air.  Unfortunately, living in the UK means that summer holidays don’t always give us summer weather, so it’s important to have indoor activities on standby. These Olympic-inspired crafts and activities from Pinterest […]

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Toilet brushes are vile. Think about it, we live in the 21st Century and yet the only clear solution we can think of when it comes to cleaning our toilets is a bacteria-coated brush which then rests in a puddle of dirty water. Tamara Staples via Getty Images It’s a frankly medieval solution, and it’s […]

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H&M is back with a badass new campaign for its autumn/winter 2016 collection. The brand’s ‘Ladylike’ video ad (above) sticks two fingers up at female stereotypes, aiming to redefine what society considers feminine. HM The campaign stars models Lauren Hutton and Adwoa Aboah, transgender actress and model Hari Nef, co-founder and chief creative officer of ‘Design […]

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A mother’s honest admission about the moment she first felt like a parent, has struck a chord with other mums and dads. Anna Whitehouse, founder of website Mother Pukka, revealed that it wasn’t when giving birth that the reality of parenthood hit her. It was three weeks later.  “This was the moment I felt like […]

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A toddler and his pet dog couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw an intruder waddle across their front garden. Sam and his pup friend were transfixed by a duck that had wandered in front of their house and the adorable moment was captured on film by Sam’s mum. It’s hard to tell who’s more […]

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Simply grounding his daughter wasn’t a good enough punishment for this dad. While she was house-bound, he set her the task of racking up 500 points to get “ungrounded”. The daughter had to choose from a list of chores (from washing up to cleaning the toilet) to gain her points. A photo of the punishment […]

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After nine months of pregnancy and waiting to meet their little one, no pregnant woman is ecstatic at the thought of being overdue.  Often, once they’re full-term, they’ll do everything they can to try and induce labour naturally.  Mumsnet user ABigWideWorld, who is 40 weeks’ pregnant, asked for advice on what other mums did to help […]

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If you’re out of ideas on how to get your kids to clean their room, use this mum’s trick of getting the tooth fairy involved. Instead of leaving a letter with some cash under her child’s pillow, the mother, who blogs at Non-Stop Mum, decided to change things up a bit. “I came by tonight […]

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