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Veganuary - Why We're Changing Our Family's Diet.

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Veganuary - Why We're Changing Our Family's Diet.

I signed up to Veganuary before the Christmas 'eat all the food in sight' period because I knew that by January 1st I would be ready for a change. My husband's initial reaction was one of scepticism and my parents acted as if I'd lost my mind. I'm still not sure if they realise it was only for a month or understand what veganism actually is. Despite my critics here I am on day 31 having really enjoyed this month. So here is what I learnt during veganuary:

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The Best Gifts For New Parents - Presents They Actually Want.

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The Best Gifts For New Parents - Presents They Actually Want.

Looking for the perfect gift for new parents? Nobody wants to be that person who buys something completely useless but there is so much on offer for babies that even if you’re a parent it’s hard to choose what to buy. After two babies and lots of baby gifts, bought and received, I’ve put together my top gifts that new parents will definitely not put in a drawer and forget about. 

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Teething Bites - Which teether is best for my baby?

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Teething Bites - Which teether is best for my baby?

With so many teethers on the market, it can be difficult to decide what to buy. Many parents throw money at the situation and end up with an arsenal of teething toys while baby only uses one or even worse prefers to gnaw on household objects or their fists! So which one is right for your baby?

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Is my baby teething? Signs, symptoms and how you can help ease the pain.

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Is my baby teething? Signs, symptoms and how you can help ease the pain.

For most new parents teething is a mystery. We’re often so pre-occupied with pregnancy, birth and adjusting to life with a newborn, and rightly so, that teething isn’t on our agenda. The first three months fly by in a new baby, sleep deprived haze and before you know it baby is chewing on their fists, fussy and drooling and every other person you meet seems to ask ‘are they teething yet?’.  So how do I know if my baby is teething?Signs and symptoms of teething differ for everyone but there are some common ones you may spot: Many of the...

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Little Magpies - What's it all about?

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Little Magpies - What's it all about?

If you feel like you’ve lost a bit of YOU since your little one arrived then you’re not alone. Are your outfit choices based on what’s clean rather than what’s stylish? Does baby puke on or destroy anything you actually feel decent in? Maybe you once loved jewellery but haven't worn it for a while? I completely understand.   I’m Natalie owner and sole employee at Little Magpies. Like many mums I felt that my sense of style slipped away after having children. I was happy to shop for cool baby clothes and had absolutely no desire to splurge on...

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