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Author: Louise Wheeler

As a Colchester-based single mum of two, I’m passionate about unearthing factual, unbiased information to help parents cut through the swathes of misguided ‘advice’ and internet nonsense.
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By Louise Wheeler9 June 2015

Free childcare to double. But at what cost?

Shockwaves resounded across the country last month as David Cameron and the Conservatives returned to 10 Downing Street in their strongest position since the early 1990’s. Now the electorate can only wait and see how many of its pre-election promises the party will keep – and for parents that has included the pledge to double the existing free childcare provision for three and four-year-olds to 30 hours a week. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler8 June 2015

In Pictures: Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Is there anything sweeter than sibling love? Read more

By Louise Wheeler8 June 2015

Drayton Manor Review

Reviewer Laura Mason shares her experience of visiting Drayton Manor with a young family.

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By Louise Wheeler7 June 2015

Little girl celebrates liver transplant success

The mother of a little girl who underwent a liver transplant is hoping that her story will raise the profile of liver disease among children. Read more

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By Louise Wheeler6 June 2015

More families adopting 'best of both' approach to weaning

Many families across the UK are now combining spoon-led weaning with the newer trend for baby-led weaning, a new survey has suggested. Read more