Beads and Memories

The Brighton Bead Shop on Sydney Street is an institution and this March is celebrating 25 years of business. Growing up in a sleepy Sussex town, such as Horsham, major shopping trips were either to…

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The cost of childcare

The rising cost of living means that many mothers have to return to work much sooner than those of previous generations. In turn this means that childcare has become a fast growing industry and rates…

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Maternity Cover

Today it was announced that This Morning had organised their maternity leave cover for Holly Willoughby. Two presenters from GMTV will be covering when the star goes on leave to have and spend time with…

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RSVP to our Big Day – ps no Children

  Earlier this month, we were at a wedding in North Yorkshire, many, many miles from Brighton. What’s more the invitation stipulated no kids. This can pose quite a few logistical challenges for parents but…

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Tricky Trimester

I never thought I’d be in one of those couples who are ‘trying’ for a baby. Our daughter was a convenient accident. We took a spare of the moment risk and were lucky to hit…

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