During the cold bout of weather we had last month, the lovely people over at Nissan reached out and asked if we'd like to try out their Qashqai, and of course I jumped at the chance. I'm not normally someone who takes much interest in cars if I'm totally honest, I'd be lying if I said I could recognise most car makes and models, that is definitely more my other halves forte. But the Nissan is an exception, their Juke and Qashqai have always caught my eye and since lockdown I have mulled over getting a new car which I think testing out the Qashqai has definitely given me that little extra push to do so. That and the fact after a week of driving the Nissan in the cold, my poor little Peugeot did not like restarting and took some persuasion, something I never had to worry about when getting in the Qashqai.


For many parents, the question phase of a child's life is a time of exhaustive discovery. Children come out with tons of questions one after the other, and we're torn between wanting to run away with our hands over our ears to wanting to foster their desire for learning. Children love to learn - especially when they are young, but trying to keep that going isn't always easy. You were a child once, and you remember what it was like to not want to go to school and just want to curl up at home. For most kids, that's not about the lessons and more about the environment.


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Parenthood is grand, isn't it? When you're pregnant, you're already a parent eagerly awaiting the arrival of a brand new little life. It's an exciting thing to be a part of and while it's the most challenging thing that you ever do, it's going to be full of interesting lessons for the rest of your life. As a soon-to-be parent, you're going to receive a ridiculous amount of advice about pregnancy, parenting a newborn, how to duck away from a toddler and how teenagers need you. You're going to hear all about what your baby should be doing and when, what milestones you should hit as a family and what to look for when they're not feeling well. Parenting is tough and is full of questions, and the brand new life entering yours is going to change everything for the better. You'll learn a lot when you start out with a newborn baby, and much of what you earn will come from a mix of "as you go" and from books and (mostly) solicited advice from friends. There is a lot that you will learn about newborns along the way, but the things we'll tell you below may be stuff you've never heard before! So, with that in mind, let's jump right in and learn some stuff!