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Harrods Annual Bear 2018 – the perfect gift for a newborn baby

If you’re anything like us at the moment, it seems like everyone is pregnant and having babies…I think being a thirty-something, I’m just at that age! And sometimes it can be tricky to know what to buy a newborn baby that’s a little bit different or a little bit special. Clothes can be great, but you don’t know what the parents have already bought or how big the baby will be (or the sex in some instances!) and toys have to be age appropriate. Well since marrying the hubby, I’ve been introduced to a little family tradition of theirs…the Harrods Annual Bear…

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Baby Bjorn Mini – Baby-wearing moments

Anyone else considering baby-wearing? It’s something I couldn’t get the hang of with my first and I always regretted it. But it’s hard to find a baby carrier suitable for newborns isn’t it? So when I was gifted the Baby Bjorn Mini to try and realised it was suitable for newborns weighing 7lb and up, I was so excited to try it and took baby Rudy out for his first carried walk at just over a week old.

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Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester – An Interview with Founder Lindsey Fish

With so many women facing discrimination during maternity leave and even when at the potential age of thinking about starting a family, the flexible working movement has quite rightly, become a real focus of many women who want to start families and still work. The movement is starting to be recognised by the government and employers too, but there’s still a lot of work to be done before the appropriate opportunities and rewards are available for working mothers.

Having been made redundant on my first maternity leave, and starting my own business in order to achieve the flexible working and work-family-life balance I wanted and needed, I feel really passionately about this subject matter and supporting other women who feel backed in a corner of sub-standard work opportunities, treatment, pay and conditions. So when events like the Mums Enterprise Roadshow Manchester come on my radar, my ears prick-up with delight and I snap up a ticket to attend!Continue reading

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