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Molly Forbes is a freelance journalist, blogger and vlogger (at She lives with her husband and two young daughters in South Devon, having swapped high heels and nights in the pub for wellies and nights on the sofa. When she's not picking play-dough out of the carpet, dealing with tantrums or writing articles, Molly likes to paint her nails and read a good book. This rarely ever happens.


Anyone who says they’ve never made a mistake as a parent is lying. I’ve made many mistakes in my seven years of motherhood – many of which I’ve made time and time again. When I was a new mum though, there were a few things I got wrong which, looking back, I managed not to… Read more »

Laugh out loud at these eight photos that sum up parenting in autumn!

It’s official. Sickness season has started and there’s a high chance your children could soon be suffering from one of autumn’s most contagious viruses. It’s one that you’ve probably heard the horror stories of and may very well have experienced already. And I’m not talking the common cold. Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is rife… Read more »

My daughter has been dry during the day for just over six months. She turns three in a couple of weeks and I thought we were well past the days of puddles on floor and wet patches on the sofa. However, it appears I spoke too soon. Potty training was a breeze (compared with the… Read more »

Are you “Broody Not Broody”? It’s totally a thing. You know how I know? Because I am it. Broody Not Broody – or BNB as I like to call it – is a trend amongst many mums I know. Simply put, we’re broody, but not. It IS possible to be one and the same, honest…. Read more »

There’s something I find fascinating about famous women who become mums. Not only do they have to negotiate the tricky world of parenting that everyone else does, but they have to do much of it under the glare of the paparazzi lens. There are a few celeb mums who I really admire, either for their… Read more »

We went on holiday to France this summer for three weeks. At first, we dabbled with the idea of taking an iPad or one of the kids’ tablets – my seven and two year old love a bit of Netflix and Kinder Egg unwrapping on YouTube, after all. But then we decided to take the… Read more »

I imagine that seeing your partner in labour isn’t easy. It’s not easy, but it’s not as hard as being the actual person in labour. This is what I reminded my husband of throughout my second pregnancy, when I was keen for him to avoid repeating the mistakes he made as my birth partner the… Read more »

We’re so lucky to be mums in 2017 aren’t we? I mean, look at all the advice, wisdom and scientific knowledge we have at our fingertips. We can be the best mums ever, better than our own mums or our mums’ mums. With so much expert information just a quick Google click away we really… Read more »

By far the best thing I’ve read about Cheryl’s new role as a mum is the way she needed her own mum after she’d had a baby. For me, it proved that despite the multi-million pound fortune, immaculate get-up and toyboy popstar boyfriend, she is, essentially, just like the rest of us. The fact Cheryl… Read more »

My late grandma, Nana, was an amazing woman. She was kind, patient, funny and always there to soothe a problem away with a cake or a cup of tea. She was also a font of knowledge when it came to anything parenting-related, having raised five children of her own. Here are five lessons I think… Read more »

I should start this post with a disclaimer: I think that, if you’re a new mum, there are far more important things to worry about than losing the baby weight. In fact, I also think there are far more important things to life generally than being a certain size. As I say to my daughters,… Read more »

There are many things I can appreciate about Kate Middleton; her glossy hair, ability not to punch every paparazzi in the face who gets too close and her perfection of the Royal wave. One thing I can’t get on board with, though, is this idea that K-Middy is some kind of role model for mothers…. Read more »

My eldest daughter was born in the middle of a heat wave, in the summer of 2010. I have never, before or since, experienced such a bloody nightmare in the simple act of dressing. Finding holiday dresses to suit a post-baby figure was nigh-on impossible, especially as I was breastfeeding so needed to factor boob… Read more »

I sometimes wonder if I’d be a different kind of mum if I had a third baby. I know I was definitely more relaxed second time around, so I think a third baby might see me take that laid-back approach to a whole new level. I think I bothered less about routines and advice and… Read more »

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