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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.


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 »

When my first daughter (who turns seven years old today!) was tiny, I remember thinking all the problems in my life would be solved once she started sleeping through the night. Eventually, somewhere around nine months, she did start sleeping through the night. And then she stopped. And then started again. And stopped. You get… Read more »

There’s something about becoming a parent that I was truly unprepared for and that’s the feeling of complete selflessness that came with having a baby. It’s often joked that mums will “do anything” for their kids, but it’s a saying that comes from a very real place. But while my daily sacrifices tend to involve… Read more »

I’ve got a confession to share and it’s going to make me sound like a bad human: I don’t like being with my kids all the time. I find being at home, as a work at home mum, really hard work. It’s not the juggling thing, or the working thing either, it’s the sheer relentlessness… Read more »

When I was pregnant with my first daughter I thought I knew all there was to know about birth, except for obviously the one big thing – experiencing it first hand. But despite feeling pretty prepared, I was still hugely surprised to discover some things I had no idea about beforehand. From the intensity of… Read more »

Potty training? Thinking about potty training? Already dreading it? Then don’t. Honest, it doesn’t have to be the major stress that it might at first seem. I’ve now potty trained two children and there’s one big secret I’ve discovered which could have changed my life first time around. Let me explain. When my eldest daughter… Read more »

Holidays just aren’t the same when you have kids. Gone are the days of lounging by the pool reading a book and in are the days of negotiating new nap routines and surviving a flight with a grumpy baby. Still, I can’t imagine family life without holidays and, even though holidays are different now I… Read more »

My extended breastfeeding experience I’ve now been breastfeeding my youngest daughter for more than two and a half years. That seems pretty crazy to me, considering I was ready to give up completely when she was around nine months old. Our extended breastfeeding experience hasn’t been a planned one. I keep saying we’ll stop when… Read more »

There’s nothing like a cool slogan tee or tote to liven up an exhausted morning. I love my mum slogan tees and sweaters – they make me smile on a bad day and are literally the easiest thing to chuck on for the school run. Mum slogan products are like a badge of honour, a… Read more »

When my eldest daughter was born I remember lying dazed and confused, gazing at my little bundle in awe that I’d created a human being. And then I changed her first nappy and BOOM I was in awe all over again. The meconium was very weird, and then she had a thick, milky discharge down… Read more »

When I try to explain to people without kids what it’s like to be the mum of a toddler I usually revert to the word “hectic”. It seems a fail-safe word that encompasses life raising a tiny whirlwind. These conversations often happen when I’m trying to keep one eye on my whirlwind while having an… Read more »

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