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10 of the best toilet training aids, by Kirsty McCabe

From reward charts to toilet seats and cool pants, our weekly columnist rounds up the things she has most found useful in the war on toilet training

1. Baby Bjorn potty chair, (above)

I would say this is definitely the best designed potty out there. It's a perfect height, and with a nice splash guard for the boys. Apparently more comfy than our toilet, too, as I still catch my five-year-old using this instead of the loo right next ...  Continue reading

 

Have a 'bad hair day' for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Turn a bad hair day into something good, and raise money for a very worthwhile charity

To raise much-needed funds for Great Ormond Hospital, the children's charity is once more calling on the Great British public to take part in its annual Bad Hair Day appeal. 

On Friday 12 February, 2016, volunteers who have signed up on the GOSH website for a fundraising pack can don a ...  Continue reading

 

9 of the most fashionable mums on Instagram

We quiz the coolest mums, and mums-to-be, for top tips on their inspiring Insta-style

“Browsing social media can often be a good way to pass time and read up on news between naps, or during feeds. But it’s Instagram, the photosharing platform, which offers filters for your photos, that’s become the home of beautiful imagery shared by fashion and design-conscious mums and mums to be. ...  Continue reading

 

A mum's 'New Year' resolutions, by Kirsty McCabe

Our weekly columnist has already fit work around family time, and now vows to start at the gym, have a 'dry' February and 'defuzz'...

Now that we’re into February and most people have long given up on their new year resolutions, I’ve finally got round to starting mine...

First up is my work-life balance. As every working parent knows, daily life is a juggling act with work and home pulling you in different directions. Luckily I ...  Continue reading

 

Kirsty McCabe shares her favourite festive family traditions

"Over the years I’ve borrowed a few festive traditions from family and friends, cherry picking my favourites. Feel free to do the same with mine..."

Christmas is nearly upon us, the parties are in full swing, schools have broken up (or very nearly will) and we’re on the final furlong of present wrapping, posting emergency cards (to the people who unexpectedly sent you a card and you hadn’t written one to them) and stocking up the ...  Continue reading

 

'Teaching children the importance of living green', by Kirsty McCabe

"They haven’t quite got the hang of such concepts as money or waste. Toilet rolls are something to be spun rapidly, a la Andrex puppy..."

This week I’ve been busy at work covering the COP21 climate change talks in Paris, where 195 countries are thrashing out an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop global warming.

I still remember the Keep Scotland Tidy campaign from when I was growing up, so it’s got me thinking ...  Continue reading

 

SHOP: Hucklebones' girlswear sample sale

Just in time for Christmas, the gorgeous girlswear label is offering beautiful samples at up to 80% discount

One of our favourite girls' fashion brands, Hucklebones, is throwing open it's doors to offer a sample sale of its beautiful garments at up to 80% discount.

Shop for coats, dresses, tops, skirts, shorts and accessories - basically, a full wardrobes worth, just in time for all those Christmas parties and ...  Continue reading

 

'Our family advent calendars', by Kirsty McCabe

Our weekly parenting columnist shares the calendars that will deck the halls of her home this December

"Now that the weather is turning colder, the countdown to 'Christmas proper' has commenced. I’ve got some amazing advent calendars lined up, but I’ve had to hide them away to stop the boys opening them early.

This tree-shaped one with drawers (top left), I’m going to fill with treats one box at ...  Continue reading

 

10 of the best from the Gap Kids + Peanuts fashion collection

Calling all Snoopy fans, don't miss the eye-catching Peanuts fashion collection for kids at Gap

Available at Gap online and in store, now! Scroll down to see our ten favourite pieces from the baby and kids' collections...

Styles available for Baby (0-24 months) and Kids (1-5 years)

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'A whole host of Halloween paraphernalia', by Kirsty McCabe

Our weekly columnist pushes away thoughts of Christmas to concentrate on celebrating a family-friendly Halloween

"Halloween’s coming, Halloween’s coming!" If you also grew up in Scotland then you are probably singing the rest of the song right now. If not, you are probably muttering under your breath about why on earth we’ve adopted this American nonsense. But, as any Celt will tell you, we’ve been doing ...  Continue reading

 

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