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How to take pictures of your family (and love the result) by photographer Andrea Thomson

Taking pictures of your nearest and dearest, should be easy, right? You're comfortable with each other, you spend a lot of time together, you love each other...then why is it, that whenever you pick a camera up everyone stops what they're doing and acts like a rabbit in the headlights or turns on the jazz hands and poses as if they're on a shoot for Vogue? Gorgeous, natural pictures are always the best, but can be the hardest to take. Which is why we turned to brilliant Edinburgh-based photographer Andrea Thomson (who takes amazing family pictures) for some tips. If you've ever wanted to take a good photo, then read this....…

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The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third baby. Here’s what Kate needs to know…

Congratulations Kate! The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant - and baby number three is on its way - cue much flag-waving, gender guessing and Royal bump watching as the nation - well, the Daily Mail - starts the baby countdown. Has Kate been holding one too many newborns? Did she decide that three wasn't going to be a crowd? Could it have been a right Royal accident? While I have none of the answers to the above, we do have a little insight into what it's like to welcome a third little person into the world and how different baby no. 3 will be to baby no. 1. If you're not (morning) sick to the gills of baby chat, read on! …

Family

17 Parenting Hacks for a more Enjoyable Life by The London Mummy

Do you have kids? Do you also like fashion, great reviews and brilliant interviews? Then hop onto The London Mummy. Parenting blogs can often be revoltingly smug or naff, but this one isn't it. In fact, it's the only one I read. Written by the fantastic Lucinda Robins (who is also behind TLM Edit - one of my favourite online boutiques), it's down-to-earth, stylish, friendly and helpful. I particularly liked this post on parenting hacks, that she kindly let us repost on W&W. Wise and true, we agree with her wholeheartedly...…

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Holiday Lessons

We’re back from our holidays. They flew by far too quickly. Yes, I miss the heat of the sun, the sea, the swimming, the sunset glass of rosé… But what I really miss is hanging out, our little gang of four, and the slowed pace.…

Children's Style

20% off at Alex and Alexa

To celebrate the relaunch of Alex and Alexa's magazine blog, we have a rather brilliant 20% discount for you, our lovely readers. If you're looking to snap up something special for the son/daughter/niece/nephew/godson/goddaughter in your life, then this is the place to do it!…

Children's Style

20% off Olivier Baby & Kids’ gorgeous new collection

Hurrah for Spring and flowers and lighter evenings and gorgeous new clothing collections! We're not ashamed to admit that we love a change of season as an excuse to shop, but who needs an excuse for children who have inconveniently grown (how dare they?!) and actually need new clothes? Olivier Baby & Kids is one of our favourite brands for small people, making beautiful vintage-inspired pieces, GORGEOUS baby wear, great cashmere and -this season - some amazing jumpsuits, dresses shorts and trousers. And the best news? We've got an exclusive 10% for our readers. Here's our edit of our favourite pieces...…

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Win! £150 to spend at Wild & Gorgeous

Christmas is coming so it's time to get your kids' glad rags on (or win a special prize for a niece/nephew/godson/god-daughter). We have TWO gift certificates worth £150 each to give away to spend at Wild & Gorgeous, quite possibly the most stylish kidswear brand around..…

Family

So, what’s it like having 4 kids?

If there’s one thing that I get asked a LOT (it’s up there with ‘would you like chocolate on that?’) is “What’s it like having four children?” Often accompanied with a look of sheer horror or can what only be described as the look of someone who is mulling it over. The truth is that I only know what it’s like to have my four children. Someone else with four will undoubtedly have a completely different experience. Hell, someone else looking after my four children will have a completely different experience to me, so with that in mind, this is what I’ve learned….…