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A letter to myself as a mama-to-be

What parenting advice would you give your pre-child self? It being half term in our world, this seems the right time to share this letter I wrote to myself as a mama-to-be. (Originally written for Alex & Alexa’s blog.)…

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Living the ex-pat life: Tula Goodwin on bringing up a family in Singapore

Ever fantasised about packing up your life and moving halfway across the world? Well, Tula Goodwin, co-founder of the VogelGoodwin PR agency, did just that. Having moved from London eight years ago, she now lives in Singapore with her husband Henry and daughters Daisy (8), Agatha (nearly 6) and Margot (nearly 4). So, is it all as exciting as it sounds or are there challenges being so far away from home? From luxurious hospital rooms to jumping on a plane to head to Bali, Tula tells us all about life in Singapore...…

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W&W on Alex & Alexa

When boutique children’s site Alex & Alexa invited us to join their Collective, we were v flattered to be asked, and then jumped at the chance.…

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Are you a fun parent?

By 'fun' we don't mean channelling Regina George's mother in Mean Girls, oh no. We're not talking dressing like you're 'down with the kids', getting them drunk on margaritas aged 12 or discussing the merits of Taylor Swift's love life like you're an actual OMG LOL teen (Ok that last one is sort-of allowed as who isn't intrigued by the are they for real? cultural phenomena of Hiddleswift?) What we mean is rather than stressing about the mess/homework/school grades, actually having fun With Your Children. As yes, it is ok to do that too....…

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting by Pearl Lowe

Designer, former rock chick and mother of four (Daisy, Alfie, Frankie and Betty), it only feels right that Pearl should have her own range of whimsical childrenswear (read more about it here). It also feels entirely suitable for her to share her parenting wisdom.…

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The Truth About Parenting in LA by Breaking Dead author, Corrie Jackson

Corrie Jackson is one totally brilliant woman. A former journalist, she’s worked at Harpers Bazaar, Grazia and GLAMOUR – where we met and jobshared before she moved to Los Angeles, California with her husband, James, and little boy, Arthur, for a two-year stint of sunshine. And she wrote a book, Breaking Dead, which is published as an e-b00k NOW and is entirely gripping (so much so that you’ll totally ignore your own children to race through it). Oh, and she landed a book deal when her baby girl was eight weeks old. As you do. She talks babies, book deals and LA-la land……

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5 things I’ve learned about parenting by Nathalie Christen-Genty, founder of Melijoe

She may be a chic Parisian entrepreneur, but Nathalie Christen-Genty is also a hands-on mother to 5 (yes 5!) children. With a busy job as founder of Melijoe, an online designer kids’ fashion boutique with a great edit of boys and girls clothes from designers such as Little Eleven Paris and Stella McCartney, a husband who works in London during the week and yup – those 5 children (Mathis, 13, Antone, almost 12, Mélie, 5 1/2, Néva, 4 1/2, Mahaut,  1 1/2) to look after, she has one serious juggling act on her hands. With her children ranging in age from toddler to early teen, she’s had 13 years experience of parenting, making her the perfect person to ask what she’s learned about being a mother….…

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The Last Child

I have two children who I love – as I tell them so every night when I tuck them in – to the moon and back; so very much that my heart threatens to burst at times. Our family is complete: we only ever wanted two children, and two we have. I know how very lucky this is.…

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting: Marloe London’s Chloe Riddell

Remember Marina from Marloe London (one of our new favourites for one of those baby essentials: multi-purpose muslins which are so gorgeous they can even be worn as scarves) and her reassuring, warm and lovely 5 Things…? Now it’s over to her brilliant business partner, Chloe – mama to Rufus, 2 and a half, and Cosmo, 7 months – who shares her parenting wisdom (I love number 2).…