Motherhood words of wisdom

What words of wisdom did a child-rearing guru mum-of-eight have to share with Lucy Mangan?

Lucy's 10 top pregnancy tips

When your friend announces she's pregnant, what's the best advice you can give her? Lucy offers a ten-point plan

Christmas spirit

What is it about the festive season that melts every mama's heart? Turns out it's more than the tinsel

The modern mum's dream house

What does a modern mum's dream house look like? Lucy is building hers in her head - as you do

Family holidays

Packing your family's hopes and dreams into your luggage is simple. You'd think, says Lucy Mangan

Hotel Maternelle

Being a mum can be emotionally draining - how about some me-time in an imaginary hotel? says Lucy Mangan

Getting steamed up

If feeding your family is a basic instinct, how come some of us get all steamed up over dinner, asks Lucy Mangan

Pay it forward

We all think we know what to buy a new mum. But until you've had your own you haven't a clue, says Lucy Mangan

Difference between mums and dads

What's the difference between mums and dads? Asks Lucy Mangan. A matter of about three feet as it turns out
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