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'When someone tells you they are pregnant...', by Kirsty McCabe

From excited and envious to feeling relieved that you aren't the one who is pregnant, hearing someone else's joyful news can bring about a range of emotions

"Quite a few close friends have announced their pregnancies lately and it always sends me through the same pattern of emotions."

  • I’m thrilled and excited. Having children is great, but sometimes it can be hard to explain why. It’s one of those things that you don’t get until you have them. I am ...  Continue reading


Olivia Rubin: "Selfridges is my one-stop, family-friendly department store" *COMPETITION*

Our weekly columnist, fashion designer Olivia, takes her daughter on a shopping trip to her favourite London store...

"As a mum, fashion designer and frequent shopper, for me, there is only one department store to head to - and that shop is the iconic Selfridges.

First and foremost, Selfridges is a one stop shop for fashion and the kids department does not disappoint. Stocking a range of brands of ...  Continue reading


'What does your Google history say about you?', by Kirsty McCabe

Where would we be without the Internet? Our weekly columnist considers the weird, the wonderful and the downright unexpected things that parents type straight into a search engine

Apparently, Google is offering its users the option of downloading their entire search history, which could make for some interesting and rather revealing insights. Especially as I use the internet like my personal reference guide, just like most parents do these days.

If I want to immediately know the answer to something ...  Continue reading


Taking a business trip when you are a parent, by Kirsty McCabe

Yes, it's still 'work', but the thrill of child-free lie-ins, free time and enjoying fancy dinners are three reasons why it is worth you spending time away from the nest

Finally, after the best part of two years, I achieved what every working parent surely dreams of: a business trip abroad. Oh yes, I was heading to America - home of The Weather Channel! Yet that wasn’t even the most exciting part…. I was going to be on a plane without ...  Continue reading


A day in the life of Olivia Rubin [Junior's monthly kids fashion columnist]

We spend a day with fashion designer Olivia from rise and shine, through office hours to storytime

Olivia Rubin, 33, is a fashion designer. She lives in London with her husband Ben, and daughter Chloe, 18 months.

What is your family’s morning routine?

My husband Ben is always up early at 5am to go to work. Chloe normally sleeps through until 7am so I then get her up and we ...  Continue reading


'When did I become a boring (but happy) mummy?', asks Kirsty McCabe

Our weekly columnist reflects on how life has changed since becoming a mum, and attends the Tommy's Awards 2015

There are times when I look round at the twenty-somethings in my office and feel ancient. When did I become the boring one that rarely goes on nights out because she’d rather be at home putting the kids to bed before settling down on the sofa with a glass of wine?

If ...  Continue reading


Paul Smith Junior x Mandarin Oriental, Paris: A collaborative collection [LIMITED TIME OFFER]

Take a look at this brand new children’s sleepwear collection, available now until 31 August 2015, with your stay at Mandarin Oriental, Paris

The Mandarin Oriental, Paris is a stylish, family-friendly hotel with ‘Palace’ distinction. Its central location is ideal for an active family, and with a dedicated kid’s Concierge, you and your child are sure want for nothing.

Paul Smith is a British fashion designer who makes traditional clothes with a hint of English ...  Continue reading


Miffy X UNIQLO Kids' fashion collection [EXCLUSIVE GALLERY]

Junior Design Award-winning Miffy collaborates with high street brand Uniqlo

Everyone's favourite cartoon rabbit, Miffy, (sorry, Bugs and Peter) celebrates her 60th anniversary this year. And as part of the festivities, a new collaborative kids' clothing range will be unveiled for spring summer 2015, from 23 March at UNIQLO online and in 15 UK stores.

Miffy was first drawn on ...  Continue reading


Five of the best kids' fashion shops, by Olivia Rubin

Our monthly columnist, fashion designer Olivia, rounds up her favourite places to shop on the high street for boys and girls

With our little ones growing so quickly, and the weather on the up, where better to head than the great British high street for a seasonal uplift. The selection of baby and kids fashion has not been stronger so check out my top of the shops with insider tips of ...  Continue reading


Happy Mother’s Day, from Kirsty McCabe

The five ways you will realise how 'awesome' your mum is

You don’t appreciate your own mother properly until you become one too. Then not only do you see her in a whole new light, you feel terribly guilty for how you behaved in your teens.

The five steps to realising your mum is awesome goes something like this...

1. Pregnancy

Few of us ...  Continue reading


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