Answers to all new mothers' questions about breastfeeding a newborn, including recognizing the signs your baby is hungry, how to get a good latch, positions to try, signs your baby is getting enough, and more.
This article explains how you can safely co-sleep or bedshare with your baby, and also lists the situations when it is known to be more dangerous.
A list of 19th-century baby names used in the United States that are rare nowadays. Learn about names like Blanche, Myrtle, Lura, Gussie and more!
Find some ideas for selecting a book as a gift for a baby and how to choose a good one. This includes selecting a book based on the parents' interests, making your own baby board book or photo book and, lastly, suggestions for classic baby books.
Here is a list of early 20th century names that are no longer in the United States' top 1000 baby names but were once popular from 1900-1939.
There are many story options available to read to babies. Here are some book suggestions appropriate for a baby from newborn to one year based on my own experience as a mother.
Here's a list of ten annoying things people say to you when you have a baby, mostly unwanted advice and comments about trying for another.
Get some recommendations for simple, good-value toys for a baby from birth to about the age of 6 months. Your baby doesn't need lots of toys, but a few simple ones are very useful.
A list of things you don't need for a baby. You don't need a nursery or nursery furniture, new or fiddly toys, baby monitors, dummies or many other things that companies try to sell new parents.
Guidance for dads and other partners on how to be supportive in the first few weeks of breastfeeding a newborn. Practical tips including providing food and water, doing nappy changes and housework and also providing emotional support.
Where can you escape from the tourist crowds in Edinburgh? Here are 15 escape plans that are all within a few miles of Edinburgh's city centre.
Visiting your family or friends who have a new baby? Wondering what to expect? Here are guidelines for visiting new parents with their baby in the first few weeks. Don't turn up unannounced, don't create extra work, be helpful, and admire the baby.
Read through what I found surprising about the experience of breastfeeding as a clueless first-time mother—from possible positions to sleeping and breastfeeding to fountains of sweet milk gushing everywhere.
Explore a wide variety of baby name ideas inspired by the stars, skies, moons and all things celestial.
What you need to buy for breastfeeding at the start, and some things you think you might need that you don’t. Avoid falling in the trap of buying things you don’t need.
Here are 30 great baby name ideas that begin with the letter U, with information about meanings, popularity and famous bearers of the names.
Not ready to share the news of your pregnancy yet? Here's advice on how to not let on you are pregnant while avoiding drinking alcohol, plus six excuses for not drinking.
Santa Claus doesn't have to be male. This is a guide to some of the female gift-givers found in European culture, including La Befana, Tante Arie, Frau Holle, Perchta, and the evil Gryla.
A list of around 50 baby names that are inspired by Christmas and the winter season.
A list of baby names that begin with the letter F, including their meanings, origins and popularity. If you are thinking of naming your child with a name beginning with F, this list should provide you with some ideas.
Ideas of what you can do with spare GU pots. These small glass ramekins are very useful.
Comprehensive list of baby names beginning with Z, including currently popular names, historically popular names, celebrity names and names from around the world. Z is an exotic and trendy letter to start names with.
This article describes the rules of Hide and Seek, the classic game that is popular with adults as well as children. It also explains how to play and gives tips on venues, timing and hiding. It also gives rules for some common variations, including Kick the Can, Sardines and using a home base.
This article covers names that became trendy in 2017, according to the United States Social Security Administration's baby name statistics. The meaning for each baby boy and baby girl name is also provided.
Learn the rules to some easy and classic card games which are good to play with children. With classics like Snap, Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights and Rummy, card games are a great way to spend some family time together. (Includes games for ages 3+)
Victorian and Edwardian baby boy names that were once popular and in the top 100 and are now rare and not even in the top 1000 names in the USA. A lot of these names were popular due to US presidents and celebrities of the time.
This is a list of pretty Victorian girls' names that used to be in the top 50 most popular names but are now rare.
Learn to play the classic card game Cheat, also known as Bullshit, where the winner is usually the player who is the best liar.
Instructions on how to play the classic game Old Maid, where the punishment is that the loser gets hit on the knuckles with a pack of cards.
How to play the classic parlour game "Who am I" including example questions and answers
Popular and traditional Scottish names for baby boys. This is a list of some possible choices.
Whist is a classic card game. This article explains how to play, some tactics and strategy and some of the many variations of the game.
A list of 16 things that change as you reach your thirties: less partying, more staying in, more and more marriages, and children with less insecurity.
A summary of cliche plots found in romance novels. The heroine doesn't know how attractive she is. She meets a rich businessman who whisks her off her feet. It takes them a while to trust each other.
Instructions for playing the traditional classic card game Stop the Bus. This game is also known as Scat, 31, Blitz and Bastard.
This is a simple version of the card game Rummy that is good for children. I've also included some other variations of the game that are really fun to play.
These are some Scottish baby names that I recommend avoiding because they aren't really Scottish, have negative or unfortunate meanings, are old men's names, don't sound nice or are too popular.
Easy-to-care-for plants that are excellent for humid apartments, offices, and houses.
Popular and upcoming Scottish names for baby girls.
Here is a tourist guide for visiting the city of Szeged in southeast Hungary.
Different versions of Santa Claus and his companions include the real St Nicholas, Sinterklaas, and Black Peter, Pelznickel, the Krampus, Ded Moroz, and Old Father Christmas.
Guide for travelers on a budget visiting Vienna on a shoestring. Includes information on saving money traveling from the airport, getting around the city, and visiting attractions.
How to play 'Switch', a simple classic family card game where the aim is to get rid of all your cards first. There are different versions of Switch where different cards have special powers.
Explore the beautiful countryside and pretty market towns of Herefordshire. Especially recommended for lovers of cider and medieval history.
It's raining, but do you really need an umbrella? Is it worth the bother? A discussion of the pros and cons of umbrellas with 5 reasons against using umbrellas and 5 reasons in favor.
The Isle of Staffa near Mull off the West Coast of Scotland is worth visiting to see the spectacular Fingal's Cave with its amazing natural beauty, and see some puffins.
A local's perspective and tips on being a tourist in Edinburgh, Scotland, including hints on avoiding gimmicks, and what you shouldn't do, so as not to give tourists a bad name.
The tiny island of Ulva in Scotland is an excellent place to visit for a day trip from the larger isle of Mull. Go for a picnic, walk around the island and learn about its heritage.
What to do and how to get to Mull, the second largest isle in the Hebrides.
Looking to explore Germany without a car? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to use public transportation to get to this fairytale castle in Bavaria, Germany, including guidance on the best value tickets to purchase.
Watch students in St Andrews walking along North Street, you might notice that they all swerve at the same point. This is to avoid stepping cobbles with Patrick Hamilton's initials.
Obsessed with fairy tales and building castles King Ludwig II had almost bankrupted Bavaria when he was found dead, under circumstances which remain mysterious to this day.
A celebration at Scotland's oldest university to welcome new students. A tradition involving academic parents, raisins, a foam fight, and Latin raisin receipts.
Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth can be visited by ferry. It is an excellent place to explore for a few hours with a medieval abbey, world war fortifications, and wildlife.
A guide for people considering moving to Edinburgh and privately renting property.
A guide to cycling round the Scottish Island of Great Cumbrae
This cinnamon and honey ice cream is easy to make, and cannot be beaten by any other flavor of ice cream for wonderfulness.
Scottish criminal law is unique in allowing three sorts of verdict: 'guilty', 'not guilty' and 'not proven'. This article outlines the origins of this verdict.
Rules and tips to play the game known as Bastard—and by many other different names. This is an easy-to-play game that combines strategy and luck.
Here are my eight bookkeeping tips for small businesses and freelancers based in the UK. From my experience working in an accountancy firm, I learned that being organised by knowing what you have spent and what you have received is essential.