• Good News in the World of Parenting #3

    June 27, 2021Celebrate with us, Parenting, Real life

    We hope you had a fantastic day on Father’s Day this year, whether you had a chill day at home or went all out to show dad how much you appreciate him! Now that it’s officially summer, and there’s only a few weeks of school left, things are looking up for you, parents. Every week we are bringing you a roundup of the top news stories from the world of parenting to bring a smile …

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  • All about the milestones that matter when your baby is in the NICU

    June 22, 2021Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Information, Real life

    If your baby is born early or unwell it can make all the difference to celebrate every milestone reached. Families often tell Bliss, our charity partner for babies born premature or sick, that marking these milestones through memory boxes, journals and baby cards had a positive impact at a worrying time. Here’s two parents’ experiences of this time, using Bliss’ milestone cards.

    Our baby boy Alisdair made a very early entrance into the world at 27 …

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  • 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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  • 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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  • What to expect from your first week of parenthood

    May 28, 2021Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    Your baby is about to arrive and your first week of parenthood will soon begin, so what should you expect? Unfortunately, a lot of the advice that you receive during pregnancy stops at labour, which can leave you literally holding the baby and wondering about exactly what happens next. Keep reading to find the information that you need to help you to make the most of a week that will feel equal parts magical and …

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