The things you promise you’ll never do but end up doing anyway

The things you promise you’ll never do but end up doing anyway

We all have ideas about the kinds of parents we’re going to be, learning from the perceived “mistakes” we’ve seen friends and family make. Then the baby comes and BAM! Turns out we were seriously deluded. To the mother who’s never broken any of the vows on the list,...
6 activities to make you feel super-smug

6 activities to make you feel super-smug

Here’s Lisa Jarmin with some tips on becoming one of those Pinterest mums… ish.   Listen, I know how it happens. When you’re pregnant you’re full of good intentions about all the fabulous Blue Peter style things that you plan to do with your future child...
11 annoying things loved ones might say

11 annoying things loved ones might say

The small talk (and big talk) in the early days with a baby can feel like a labour in itself, but Sheen Horton has a few tips on dealing with the onslaught of “well-meaning” advice… “Are you sure you’re doing that right?” After...
How to survive on mat leave money

How to survive on mat leave money

On statutory mat leave pay? Join the (painfully poor) club… Toys There will come a point when your innocent little baby becomes a bare-naked consumerist like the rest of us, but until that point he is not able to discern which toys are bits of leftover rubbish...
Just for you: 6 stages to becoming a happier, more confident mum

Just for you: 6 stages to becoming a happier, more confident mum

Here at Mush, we’ve noticed a huge confidence crisis among mums, and we’re worried. We know that cliches like “it goes so fast!” don’t help when you feel like a knackered old sack of crap, right here, right now. We’ve been there. In fact, some of us are still in the...
The secret perks of having children

The secret perks of having children

If you’ve had one of those days/weeks/years, focus on some positives you might not have considered… Children have an uncanny knack of ruining every trip to the zoo, every barbecue on the beach, every cinema outing and just generally squeezing the fun out of...