The government's new plan to boost breastfeeding rates in areas of the country where few mothers manage to successfully breastfeed for six months may have good intentions, but the overwhelming reaction from mums and experts alike is that it misses the point. More »£200 vouchers to breastfeed a waste of money?
Both mums are no strangers to controversy so it's hardly surprising that columnist Katie Hopkins and socialite Peaches Geldof were champing at the bit to put across their point of view about so-called Attachment Parenting (AP). More »Attachment Parenting: Katie Hopkins and Peaches Geldof debate controversial topic
A mother-of-three who lost more than half her bodyweight to be named Slimming World's Woman of the Year 2013 has revealed she's detemined to make up for lost time with her family. More »Overweight mum determined to make up for lost time with her family drops 17st to win slimming award
They grow up so fast these days. But far from trying to prolong their childhood, one mum has decided that if young girls want to start wearing make up before they're anywhere near their teens, they should at least be taught how to do it properly. More »Mum's new 'Pamper Party' business says you're never too young for a makeover
Is this the end of the lullaby? Parents admit they prefer to sing pop songs to their babies More »Is this the end of the lullaby? Parents admit they prefer to sing pop songs to their babies
It's a fine line parents balance between keeping their children safe and letting them explore and learn through their curiosity and sense of adventure. More »Forget 'cotton-wool kids', this generation is the bravest ever
Exercising during pregnancy can help boost your baby's brain development, it's been revealed today. More »Exercising during pregnancy can 'boost babies' brains'
There's no doubt that having a c-section can be lifesaving, but for many women, the experience can leave them with long lasting emotional effects. All new mothers need help and support, but c-section recovery can mean that mothers who've had surgery, regardless of whether it was an emergency or elective c-section, need a bit of extra understanding. More »Supporting women after a caesarean
Mastering a musical instrument requires practise. The beauty of music is that children are naturally excited by the possibility of playing simple tunes and as they continue to work with their instrument, they discover that hard work pays off as their skills improve. Whether it is a new technique or a new piece of music, there's a limitless world of potential to discover when you pick up an instrument. Music allows children to express themselves when they may not have the words to say how they feel. More »The Benefits of Music For Children
British secret sex lives uncovered: Harry Styles named least fanciable celeb, Welsh women most open about …Sophie Tighe - Sat, Nov 9, 2013 15:36 GMT
He might be 1/5 of the biggest boy bands in the world, but Harry Styles has yet to make an impression on the naughtiest thoughts of British women More »British secret sex lives uncovered: Harry Styles named least fanciable celeb, Welsh women most open about their exploits
Another week, another warning about screentime eroding children’s love of the outdoors, their sleeping and eating habits. More »Children and screentime: Let’s get some perspective
Couple who turned to IVF after eight years of trying for a baby conceive NATURALLY during first cycle, …Yahoo Lifestyle - Fri, Nov 8, 2013 15:45 GMT
A couple who beat the odds by conceiving naturally during their first round of IVF have given birth to healthy triplets. More »Couple who turned to IVF after eight years of trying for a baby conceive NATURALLY during first cycle, give birth to triplets
It was with great relief that I read about Kate Middleton being honest enough to show her grey hairs in public. The message it imparts is, if you can cover up your grey hairs, you most definitely should. More »What a wonderful example to us all.
Most parents can tell how well their latest concoction of mashed and pureed delights went down with their baby from the amount of unwanted food dribbled down their little one's bib. More »Babies' unexpected favourite tastes revealed
Baking ‘bad boy’ Paul Hollywood has contritely launched a very public campaign to win back wife Alex via what the newspapers have described as a ‘charm offensive’, after admitting to an affair with his American co-host. More »Once a cheat, always a cheat? Should you ever forgive cheating in a relationship?
It's good news for budget-embattled parents this year as toy experts have predicted that many of the Christmas stocking-busters won't break the bank. More »Top toy list makes Christmas 2013 the most affordable ever
The Beckhams have never shied away from public displays of affection - think matching leather outfits and underwear commercial billboard shots - but it seems it's not David who's top of Victoria's affections these days. More »Body language expert explains Victoria Beckham's very PDA with eldest soon Brooklyn
A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has landed her first modelling campaign as the face of Mini Boden. Adorable Holly Greenhow has suffered from the condition since birth but that hasn’t stopped her being cast in the ‘Mini Meet and Greet’ childrenswear campaign. More »Seven-year-old with cerebral palsy lands Mini Boden modelling campaign
As long as your Bonfire Night celebrations are well planned and aspects of safety considered, your party should join the long list of successful UK bonfire party events. Whether you're just holding a small family party in the back garden or meeting up with a few friends to host a larger party, ensure all your fireworks, sparklers and any associated firelighting equipment are stored safely, well away from inquisitive children and in a secure place in the home. If children are very small, consider the effects fireworks may have. Prior to Bonfire Night, and during daylight hours, take time to hammer nails solidly into fences for any Catherine wheels and site chutes or containers for rockets safely into garden soil or flower pots. More »Plan a perfect and safe Bonfire Night celebration for your family
Although children love celebrating on 5th November, it's all too easy for accidents to happen with some really nasty consequences. Although there might be an entry fee, the fireworks that you'll be treated to will be much better than anything else you can buy for domestic use and you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show along with the children. The chances are high that the bonfire will be a lot bigger than what you can build in your garden as well and there's something really lovely about getting home for a nice hot chocolate after a night out before the children go to bed. More »Keeping your family safe around the bonfire and fireworks
Come rain or shine, they need to be outside, running around and on days when rain stops play, I have a household full of very miserable kids. Especially Guy Fawkes' night! There's something very special about wrapping up warm and being outside in the cold, dark night while fireworks explode all around, as the bonfire roars away. More »My family is looking forward to lots of winter celebrations
When I'm having a bad day and things aren't going right, and even when I'm desperate for some 'me' time (which quite frankly seems to be all the time) I find myself looking forward to one time-consuming thing that could be viewed by others as just another parental chore. The everyday moment of putting our boys to bed is something I honestly treasure, and not because of the grown-up time that follows. More »Goodnight, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite
Having trouble choosing which friends to bestow the honour of bridesmaid on for your wedding? Instead, why not pick your pet? More »Puppy-mad wedding couple walked down the aisle by their pet dogs
I spent many hours singing, then softly humming this song as he drifted off. The song is not always a guaranteed route to sleep, but the effect on his emotional state remains to this day. Should I attempt to apply the song while he is fighting sleep, he will try and evade the magic, by kicking off into a loud angry tantrum at the first word. Without witnessing this tiny explosion of rage, I would never have believed that a simple song could cause such great offence! Perhaps this little one is equally suspicious of his parents' motives. More »The power of song - my secret tip for calm and peaceful babies and toddlers
They each had a different tune and we played it for them every night as they went to sleep as part of their bedtime routine. As they grew older, the mobiles were taken down but the little music box stayed until they no longer needed it. More »My son is my sunshine