Premier League Writing Stars – Olivia Smith, 7, from North Wales wins Premier League poetry competition

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. The competition, which launched in September last year, asked children to write poems based on the theme of resilience and uses the appeal of the Premier League football to help inspire children […]

How to get a “better” night’s sleep when you are pregnant – by Sleep Consultant Kathryn Stimpson

My pregnancy went a little bit like this, severe morning sickness from week 3-17, week 17-34 was an emotional rollercoaster, week 35 our little sleep thief greeted us nice and early. During the first 17 weeks of pregnancy I laid in bed all day everyday. Even if I opened an eye, I felt like I […]

Premier League Writing Stars – Free resources for primary school teachers

To help drive interest in poetry, the Premier League launched its Writing Stars competition last year to every school in England and Wales. With support from professional football clubs, current and former players, such as Alan Shearer, stars from the entertainment world as well as the National Literacy Trust, the response from children has been […]

Research highlights mental health impact of hyperemesis gravidarum

A systematic review of qualitative research on the impact of severe pregnancy sickness published yesterday (1st February 2018) in the British Journal of Midwifery has shown that some women can become suicidal from the severity and long duration of symptoms. The review, which was conducted by Pregnancy Sickness Support (PSS) and researchers at Plymouth University, […]

Super Movers designed to help primary school teachers inspire children – A new campaign

Swansea City legend Lee Trundle, Cyril the Swan and Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chingyanganya paid a visit to St Therese Primary School in Port Talbot [on Wednesday January 17, 2018] to mark the launch of Super Movers, a new campaign from the BBC and the Premier League which will help primary school teachers to inspire […]

Baby due between January and March? – Plimsoll Productions are looking for expectant parents.

Plimsoll Productions are making a really exciting new documentary series for BBC Wales focusing on six sets of parents across the South of Wales. The series will follow new born babies and their parents over the first 6 months of their lives. Plimsoll Productions will work closely with parents to arrange short, simple filming schedules. The documentary will […]

Asthma in children, signs and symptoms – What to do in the event of an asthma attack

On Tuesday night my 3 year old had an asthma attack! I didn’t even know he had asthma! The day before the attack he was feeling under the weather, he had a cold and a slight fever but nothing too worrying. The following morning he woke still feeling groggy and he had a cough. Nothing […]

Do you have a baby aged 11 – 19 months – Voltage TV are looking for families

Voltage TV is looking for families with babies aged 11-19 months to take part in a new and exciting show. Voltage TV Productions make ground-breaking TV shows for major broadcasters are currently making a new landmark series for BBC 2 exploring baby development. Under the supervision of experts, babies will take part in fun demonstrations for this […]

Baby College – A complete developmental workout

Baby College classes are for babies from birth to 3 years. Classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more – all designed to cover every aspect of your child’s development. The structured programme provides a complete developmental workout. It helps to […]

Looking for families with children aged 2 – 5 years – Learn Welsh!

Language learning company Lingumi are looking for 8 – 10 families to be part of a group. They are looking specifically for parents of 2 – 5 year old’s who would like them to learn Welsh as a second language, rather than native Welsh speakers. Lingumi has made an app that teaches English as a […]

Father Christmas in South Wales – Where to meet him this year!

Santa Claus is coming to town… Please find below a list of Grotto’s in South Wales A Magical Christmas at Leekes 2nd and 3rd December Leekes Llantrisant Cowbridge Road, RCT, CF72 8XU Visit Santa in his Grotto and meet a live Reindeer Book tickets in store Christmas lunch with Santa Copthorne, Cardiff £16.95 per Adult […]

New mum friendship group – 5 week support group for new mums!

Registered Cardiff based charity Perinatal Mental Health Cymru aims to help those suffering with postnatal related mental health difficulties. The ‘New Mum’ 5 week friendship group starts on Monday 23rd October and will run from 10 – 11  at The Llandaff North and Gabalfa Hub.  Creche available More details below – New Mum Friendship Group – […]

Toddler interrupts mum’s live interview with Alastair Stewart on ITV NEWS – Have you ever been in this situation?

Toddler Steals the Show on ITV News by Climbing Over Host’s Desk. Alastair Stewart keeps cool as toddler climbs onto his desk and high-fives him on ITV Lunchtime News. Today I spoke to Dot Davies on BBC radio Wales. She asked if I had ever been in a similar situation with my boys…Ahh yes! Many […]

Calling all parents! The face of parenting – Enter your family now!

The Welsh Government’s Parenting. Give it Time campaign has launched a new initiative. They are looking for parents across Wales who are willing to share their stories and become the #faceofparenting! #faceofparenting is a search to find four real, families living in Wales who can share their stories about the joys and challenges of parenting. The competition is designed to […]

A guide – how to choose the right mattresses and bedding for your baby

It’s a significantly exciting period when you’re expecting your first child, but knowing how to choose the right mattresses and bedding can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. When I was expecting our first baby I did not have a clue! I thought…hey its all good; I once knew a parent who used a chest of […]

Give it time – Seven top parenting tips

Remember that one person who said parenting was easy? Hahaha…who on earth said that!! Babies don’t come with a handbook at birth, as babies grow into toddlers from toddlers to children, family life and parenting changes with them. Between birth and age five children grow and change very fast. Understanding more about your child’s development […]

Smoking in playgrounds

As an ex smoker people often ask me if people smoking around me bothers me…No. Adults smoking around adults is perfectly acceptable if you are in a beer garden or designated smoking area. What bothers me are people smoking in playgrounds and around children. Children don’t need second-hand smoke in their faces while they play! […]