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You know how annoying it is when you're an exhausted new parent, and people tell you it's only going to get harder. Well they're right. Read on to find out why kids need you more, not less, as they get older.

Why Kids Need You More, not Less in their Teens

You know how annoying it is when you're an exhausted new parent, and people tell you it's only going to get harder. Read on to find out why kids need you more, not less, as they get older.

Do you worry that your daughter is too concerned with her looks? Don't. It's all good. Here's why, and how to support your teenage daughter through it all.

Why girls SHOULD be concerned about their appearance

Do you worry that your daughter is too concerned with her looks? Here's why, and how to support your teenage daughter through it all.

It doesn't matter how stressed you are, or how busy, you still need time alone. Here's why a solo spa break could save your parenting sanity...

Why every parent needs a solo spa break

It doesn't matter how stressed you are, or how busy, you still need time alone. Here's why a solo spa break could save your parenting sanity.Carey's Manor, New Forest, Hampshire

Minecraft or Minefield? How to keep your kids safe online without any fuss.

Minecraft or Minefield? Essential Help with Parental Controls

Minecraft or Minefield? How to keep your kids safe online without any fuss.

How old should your kids be before they can do a theme park visit without you? Here are some things to think about before you decide. Click through to find out how a group of 12 year olds got on at Thorpe Park without a parent.

Thorpe Park - the Right Age for Kids to do a Theme Park alone

How old should your kids be before they can do a theme park visit without you? Here are some things to think about before you decide. Click through to find out how a group of 12 year olds got on at Thorpe Park without a parent.

If you're like me, and you've spent a lot of time covering up on a beach because your body is older, and less twenty-something than it used to be, you might like this. This is a swimsuit that I really don't mind showing off in. Click through to find out where I got it

Style: A Swimsuit I'm Happy to Show Off in

Do you really need a car dashcam? Click through for the pros and cons

Do you really need a car dashcam

Do you really need a car dashcam? Click through for the pros and cons

Aren't these handpainted stemless wine glasses just begging to be filled with rosé and taken out into the garden?

Beautiful Summer Wine Glasses

These beautiful stemless wine glasses are perfect for lazy summer evenings in the garden, or just to liven up a gathering with friends.

If you've never heard of a 3D pen, or you're wondering if it would be a good thing to have, read our CoLiDo 3D pen review by clicking through to the website. It's the perfect gift for creative teens.

Review: The CoLiDo 3D Pen - a Perfect Gift for Creative Teens

If you've never heard of a 3D pen, or you're wondering if it would be a good thing to have, read our CoLiDo 3D pen review by clicking through to the website. It's the perfect gift for creative teens.

A day out at Lee Valley White Water Centre, with Beach and Play is well worth adding to your list of summer activities with the kids. Click through to find out more.

A Beach and Inflatable Play Park at Lee Valley

A day out at Lee Valley White Water Centre, with Beach and Play is well worth adding to your list of summer activities with the kids. Click through to find out more.

iFly: indoor skydiving at Milton Keynes: is it worth it for a day out with the kids?

Skydiving without Fear

iFly: indoor skydiving at Milton Keynes: is it worth it for a day out with the kids?

Baby sleep positioners have been declared unsafe for use. Here's why I used one, and would do so again.

Why I Used a Sleep Positioner for my Baby

Baby sleep positioners have been declared unsafe for use. Here's why I used one, and would do so again.

Finding out someone you love has diabetes can be a shock. Here's what to say to support them. And what NOT to...

10 Things you should Never Say to a Diabetic if you Value Your Life

Blog post at Actually Mummy... : 'She's SUCH a Teenager!!'  I'm betting every parent knows where that came from, even if their oldest child is only three. There's even a ter[..]

Parenting: Why Teenage isn't a number

Parenting: Why Teenage isn't a number - Actually Mummy.

It is possible to look amazing at 50, yet still feel comfy. Here's how I did it!

Turning 50, Feeling Hotter

It is possible to look amazing at yet still feel comfy. Here's how I did it!

Finding, and decorating the perfect Christmas tree, when you're up against it time wise with a family. We had some help from Pines and Needles

Decorating the Perfect Christmas Tree

Finding, and decorating the perfect Christmas tree, when you're up against it time wise with a family. We had some help from Pines and Needles

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