• Expert parenting advice: for newborn to 4 months

    June 18, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life

    For the first 4 months a routine is more about laying some good foundations, you are still getting to know your baby and understand their individual needs. We advocate that any routine should work for you and your family and that you shouldn’t feel pressure to conform to other people’s ideals. 

    There are, however, a few things that you can look out for that will help you determine what sort of routine will work for your …

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  • “I had a baby during lockdown, what do I do now?”: How to introduce your pandemic baby to the outside world

    June 17, 2021Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Lockdown restrictions are ending and the country is reopening, so what does that mean for you and your baby? At stage three of the end of lockdown roadmap, you can meet friends, invite people into your home, take your children to soft play and meet indoors in small groups. As a pandemic new parent, you might be feeling more anxious than most about reentering the world and how much your life has changed. To help …

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  • What not to say to new parents (and what to say instead!)

    June 14, 2021Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Now that lockdown is easing and we can see our friends and family again, you might be getting ready to finally spend some time with your sibling, cousin or friend who has recently welcomed a new baby. Like many of us, you might be feeling a bit nervous about this new interaction or even experiencing some social anxiety about being with people face-to-face. 

    Many new parents are already very busy worrying about when to feed their …

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  • Our Surrogacy Journey Part 2: TwoDadsUK

    June 11, 2021Information, Parenting, Real life

    This is part two of Michael and Wes’ story. Click here to read Part 1.

    Finding an egg donor 

    The exciting next step was finding a clinic that worked for us all. We chose one that had a great LGBTQ surrogacy programme and with a team that made us feel at ease. The next mission was asking the clinic to source us an egg donor that met our criteria. Most clinics have a …

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  • Our Surrogacy Journey Part 1: TwoDadsUK share their journey to parenthood

    June 5, 2021Information, Parenting, Real life

    Trigger warning; Contains information on Infertility, Birth and IVF Failure

    I’m Michael and I’m married to Wes. We met by complete chance in June 2012 at Birmingham Pride no less, both single and not looking for a relationship, and pretty much from our first meeting I knew I’d met someone that was going to take my life into a direction that I’d been waiting for. Four months later (I know, right!) we were engaged …

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  • Great nickname choices for grandparents

    June 5, 2021Advice, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Deciding which nickname you want your grandchildren to call you can be tough, especially if you don’t yet feel old enough to really be a grandparent. Whatever you choose, will become your name for the rest of your life but this process doesn’t need to be stressful – it can actually be fun! Some families have traditional nicknames for their grandparents that have been passed down through the generations. Others use modern and trendy nicknames …

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  • How to celebrate Pride Month as a family

    June 3, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    June is Pride Month, the perfect opportunity to open up conversations with your children about LGBTQ+ topics. Whether you’re part of the community or actively raising a family of little allies, Pride isn’t just an event, it’s an ongoing effort to recognise, accept and celebrate love in all its forms. After a year of lockdowns, it feels more important than ever to open up to the people around us and to raise our children in …

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  • Good News in the World of Parenting #1

    May 29, 2021Information, Parenting, Real life

    Last week was a big week for the UK as many things finally started to open up and change for the better. For many, family life has more or less returned to normal. Every week we’ll be bringing you a roundup of the top news stories from the world of parenting to bring a smile to you and your family’s faces!

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for: we can finally hug our loved ones again! …

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