It is easy to forget that there is more than one person in a family, and there is no such thing as a 'normal family'. Whilst your new baby is the most important and precious thing in the world, you are not just a mother. A mother is a woman too, and can be a lover, a partner, a daughter and a friend. Equally the father is experiencing new emotions. Read on for other people's experiences of parenthood, and lots of information for new parents.
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Are you tired of trying to find a way to give your child a birthday party he or she will never forget that does not take up all of your free time and money?
Of course, most people do not know how to start a planning an unforgettable children’s party, let alone how to create a successful one but that is all about to change…
Through the release of the Kids Birthday Party Ideas eBook, you are going to learn how you can create a birthday party that you child will remember even when they throw their own child a party.
You will learn set up and get things running fast and what children want.
You will discover where to find the most unique party supplies and save lots of money.
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Here at Online Mum we don’t normally cover issues regarding school age children, but we are about to make an exception. The people at School Admissions sent us a copy of their book The School Admission Guide, and I must say I was very impressed.
I know from applying for a Primary School place for my son, the whole process can be a minefield. This book however does explain and simplify the whole application process. I didn’t know how the system worked and from reading the book I think I was very very lucky that my son got the place he did! I would have listed different schools if I had known how places were allocated. Read more »
Only the other day my hubby was talking about how great it would have been if he had been allowed to stay in the hospital with me when our son was born. He felt shut out and not important in the first day of our son’s life. Yes, he got to hold him and start that important bonding time, but then as it got later all Dad’s were asked (oh so politely) to leave.
I felt abandoned and very alone. There I was, a mum for the first time, a tiny bundle of joy next to me sleeping (for now) in his crib, and I really didn’t know what I was doing. What I really wanted was my hubby, and he was at home feeling very separated from the whole experience.
So imagine our relief when we read the news today! Midwives are being urged to encourage fathers to be more involved in their partner’s pregnancies. Some hospitals are now providing reclining chairs for fathers to sleep in overnight, so they can stay with their newborn and partner. Read more »
With the latest research released by Pampers Active Fit revealing “that parents spend on average 40 minutes each week looking for household items moved by their babies as part of play time.” I wondered if this is actually a very conservative figure.
I know I seemed to spend an age looking for stuff. I’m not sure if it was a case of Mumnesia (any new mum will confirm this is a genuine affliction! ) my offspring trying to be helpful and tidying things away, or simply he knew how to wind me up. Read more »
Your newborn has spent the last 9 months inside you, in the dark, in water, with strange echoey noises all around them. Then after a stressful time getting born, they find themselves in a whole new world.
The world as they knew it has changed forever.
If you think you and your partner are bewildered when you bring your newborn home for the 1st time – spare a thought for what the baby is going through. It takes time for you to adjust, and so it will for your baby too. OK you both may take to your new worlds like ducks to water, but it may just take a little time. Read more »