Will you cash in on your name?

After a recent study, social scientists have discovered your name can influence your personality, our physical appearance and how we’re perceived by those around us. The question now though, is can your name affect your salary?

The study found that boys named Oscar are likely to scoop the largest salary, earning on average £37,786 per year. Following Oscar is our Royal name of George (37,342) and the UK’s most popular boys name, Oliver, coming in third with an average salary of £35,536 per year.

On the female front, those named Lily will earn on average £30,821 followed closely by Isabella (£28,935) and Ella (£28,623).

As published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, your forename alone is not the only factor that can increase your career success, your middle name also plays a part.Psychologists Wijnand AP Van Tilburg & Eric R Igou found that applicants who display a middle initial were perceived as smarter.

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Sam Faiers and her family head out shopping

TOWIE start Sam has headed out for the first time since the birth of her beautiful baby daughter. Sam is already mum to young son Paul, looked stunning and is clearly doing well after the birth.  We’ve loved her choice of car seat,  taking the convertible Doona out for a stroll!

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Help Poppy Today!

A fellow young mummy of our’s needs out help. Elle’s beautiful daughter Poppy is 2 years old and suffers from an extremely rare condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 which has unfortunately led to a tumour, growing behind Poppy’s left eye.

After nearly 60 rounds of chemotherapy, the tumour is still growing and doctors in the UK are not willing to operate on her. By raising £300,000 Poppy and her mum will be able to travel to the USA where Poppy can receive treatment.

The young parents’ community is a strong and loving one and I’m sure between us all, we can raise the money to give Poppy her chance.

Click Here to help Poppy today!

It’s A Girl!

Our favourite Chelsea girl now has a little princess of her own. Congratulations to Alexandra ‘Binky’ Felstead on the birth of her daughter, India Elizabeth! 


A Royal Birthday! 

Happy second birthday to the beautiful Princess Charlotte! We hope you have had a wonderful time celebrating.

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National Hugging Day!

Share the love this weekend as January 21st is National Hugging day! Cbeebies and Playtime PR have been working on a poll with happiness experts to discover why a hug is valuable to us all.

Did you know that a 7 second hug can release a happiness hormone? No neither did I, but it can make you smile and blow away those moody cobwebs. I know that I will be hugging everyone today to shake off this cold weather.  They also found that the celebrity we most want to hug is one of our favourite mums, Holly Willoughby from This Morning.

Cbeebies knows all to well the benefits of a great hug. Their BAFTA award winning show Hey Duggee encourages children to embrace hugging in every episode with a good old #DuggeeHug. It’s the perfect end to the fun activities they get up to at The Squirrel Club.

So what makes a hug perfect to you and which celebrity would like a nice warm hug from? Let us know and don’t forget to check out Cbeebies #DuggeeHug on Twitter this weekend!

Happy National Hugging Day! *hugs*
Enjoy a #DuggeeHug this weekend Photo Credit: Cbeebies Hey Duggee
Teen Mom UK recap.
If you haven’t heard yet, we were asked by Little Lullaby to recap episode six of MTV’s Teen Mom UK and you can now read it live on their website! The episode continued to focus on all the relationships and drama in the girls’ lives…

Christmas is coming!

It’s our favourite time of year here with Lily. We love the exciting build up with all the films, letter writing, wrapping and of course, advent sweeties. This year we have fed other activities including baking and painting so look out for those soon!
We also have new posts for you, looking at everything from anxiety with university to embracing the hygge trend, there’s something for everyone this Christmas at the Young Mummy Survival Guide!
P.S don’t forget to share your festive fun with us with #YMSGChristmas!
Second post for Little Lullaby
We’re honoured to have been asked to write a second post for Little Lullaby. After teh success of our post realting to financial advice, we have noe published a post realting to being yourself as well as being your little one’s mum. Head over to their website now to read all about it!
Little Lullaby is a fantastic organisation. Take some time to look aroudn their webpage and other blog posts if you get the chance.

Little Lullaby guest blog 

Our guest blog post for Little Lullaby is now live! It’s been a great pleasure to write for Little Lullaby and they offer great support to young parents. The blog focuses on budgeting and saving money so head over now and read my tips!

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New i-Size infant carrier!

Britax are releasing a new infant carrier, meeting the new i-Size regulations. The Baby-Safe seat will be hitting stores soon and is suitable from newborns to 15months old. This new seat also features and patented lie flat technology allowing your child to travel in the safest position for their developmental stage. To find out more, head to the Britax website now!

#PowerToTheBump 22/05/2016

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a new, digital campaign to help young and expectant young mums know their rights within the workplace and to give them the support and confidence to stand up for them.

Research from the #PowerToTheBump campaign found that 15% of younger mothers were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments while 1 in 5 were verbally harassed due to their pregnancy.

To find out more about the campaign, just follow this link:

Greenhouse treats 08/05/2016

The plants in Lily’s greenhouse are starting to grow! As someone who is a very inexperienced gardener, I’m really surprised that they have grown. Even so, we have a proud little girl who’s extremely happy with what she has created.


CCCU Sustainability post 06/05/2016

We’re also proud to say that are new post for the Canterbury Christ Church University sustainability blog is now live. This one focuses on Lily’s latest project…

Eddie Catz Blog 06/05/2016

Our new blog post for Eddie Catz is now live on their website! This one talks about the tough year it has been between ending year 1 at university and year 2.

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Happy Easter! – 27/03/2016

Happy Easter to all of our wonderful readers, followers and friends! We hope you all enjoyed your day. We have spent ours surrounded by family and a mountain of chocolate.

BBC Drama – 23/03/2016

Last night, new BBC One drama, The A Word started. Depicting the journey a family goes through when their child is assessed as being on the Autistic spectrum. If you missed it, catch up now on BBC iPlayer.

You can also catch up with BBC Three show Thirteen. This show has gripped not only myself, but everyone I seem to come into contact with. The story of Ivy Moxam, who has escaped captivity aper 13 years, and her family is mysterious and extraordinary, leaving you questioning EVERYTHING!

New Eddie Catz blog! – 14/03/2016

Our new contribution to the Eddie Catz blog is now live! You can find it over on their website by clicking here!

This month, Alex talks about her recent experience of juggling an internship and university alongside being a mother…

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Twitter Motivation – 08/03/2016

On Twitter this week, I cam across a profile called @YMotehrhood_UK and their profile featured a series of videos with tag #AdviceForYoungMothers and they were amazing! It was real mum’s who have been young mums. They were inspirational and honest and it was refreshing to hear.

If you get a free moment in your day, head over and take a look at them as well as the other tweet linked up to #AdviceForYoungMothers.

MPs reject expansion of MenB vaccination programme – 02/03/2016

Today MPs REJECTED the petition signed by over 700,00 people to give the meningitis B vaccine to all children under the age of 11 years. In a report from the BBC new pages, MPs said that to do this would not be “cost effective” and a waste of NHS resources.


Tommee Tippee cup reaction – 27/02/2016

After days of parents posting pictures of their mould children’s cups on social media, Tommee Tippee have announced that they will soon be launching a new cup with easier to clean components.

Our find in the anti-spill device of Lily’s Tommee Tippee cup.

Speaking on their website yesterday, Tommee Tippee posted that:

“We sell millions of Sippee cups globally but we know from recent social media posts, that some people have had problems cleaning the valve. For this we sincerely apologise and we are actively following up on any concerns raised.”

By going to their webpage, you can order a new see through valve for the existing cups. This allows you to see where you’re cleaning and if there is an area you can’t reach.

We will be looking our for further information from Tommee Tippee. For their current advice and information, click here.

One week left to enter! 01/02/2016

February is already here which means there isn’t long left for you all to enter our competition to win one of TWO pairs of tickets to The Baby Show in a few weeks. The shows next stop is the ExCel in London. For more details about the show and to enter, head over to our competition page now!


First One Direction baby arrives! 25/01/2016

Louis Tomlinson has welcomed a son into the world with Briana Jungwirth. The pair briefly dated last year and it was confirmed a few months after that Jungwirth was expecting.

This comes just weeks after the band began their break from music.


Third son for Wayne Rooney 25/01/2016

Wayne and Coleen Rooney have welcomed a third son to their family. The newborn, named Kit Joseph, is younger brother to Kai and Klay.

We wish the Rooney family all the best!

UK Blog Awards: VOTING NOW OPEN! 04/01/2016

Happy New year everyone! Our first bit of news to kick the year off is that the voting for the UK Blog Awards is now open! You can now vote for the Young Mummy Survival Guide. All you need to do is click on the link below and vote! Voting closes January 25th!)

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UK Blog Awards 2016 30/12/2015
The Young Mummy Survival Guide has been entered for the UK Blog Awards 2016! Voting is open from January 4th – January 25th 2016. To vote for us, simple click on the link below!

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CCCU Sustainability post! 16/12/2015

Our writer’s latest contribution to the Canterbury Christ Church University sustainability blog is now available to read!

This months post is all about making homemade gifts this Christmas time including candles, blankets and edible treats.

Head over to their website now to take a look.

Click here to read the blog!

Eddie Catz blog post! 11/12/2015

Our latest contribution to the Eddie Catz blog is now live! Click here to read it now!

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Good Egg safety video 12/11/2015

For our regular readers, you will know that here at the Young Mummy Survival Guide we are huge supporters of making sure every parents has the knowledge to make sure their child’s car seat is used correctly.

The Good Egg safety video shows the five most common mistakes made by us parents. Watching this videos highlighted some of the mistakes I have made. It really does have some helpful points. Take a look and share with all your friends and family. For more information, head to the Good Egg safety website!

MiPeach update! 10/11/2015

The hotly anticipated iCandy MiPeach is here adding a “touch of luxury to playtime‘, and it is extraordinary!

An echo of the highly successful Peach range, the MiPeach gives your child the same quality and joy as a real pushchair. With a smooth transition between carry cot and seat unit, your child is able to customise the MiPeach to suit their needs and imagination.

The fabulous MiPeach also features an adjustable handle, allowing the product to grown with your child and make the most of those special years of play.

Available in Royal (blue) and Bubblegum (pink), the MiPeach is retailing at £180.00 and is available from Christmas 2015.
The iCandy MiPeach is available from Christmas
The iCandy MiPeach is available from Christmas
Bonfire Night 2015 05/11/2015

Bonfire night is here once again! This months blog post for Eddie Catz is all about bonfire night, Guy Fawkes and what you can do to keep safe. Head over now and take a look!
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Maxi Cosi gets five stars! 27/10/2015

Maxi Cosi’s i-Size seat, the Pebble Plus, has been awarded a five star safety rating! To add even more to this occasion, thei Tobi seat has been awarded a four star safety rating! Congratulations to every one at Dorel Juvenile & Maxi Cosi!
More Eddie Catz blogs! 27/10/2015

The Young Mummy Survival Guide really is honoured to write for the Eddie Catz blog. You can catch up with all the contributions rom our writer and creator, Alexandra Hurton now by heading over to their website!
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Eddie Catz blog post! 04/10/2015

There’s still time to catch up with the latest Young Mummy Survival Guide post for Eddie Catz!

Written by our writer and creator Alexandra Hurton, the post features the great work done by Eastenders to help raise the awareness of still birth and neonatal death.

Head over to the Eddie Catz website now to read more…


Milton portable steriliser updated! 04/10/15

The award winning Milton mini portable steriliser for dummies has had a new make over and redesigned.

The new design sees the function of the product simplified yet again, as well as allowing more space so that a wider range of soothers can be compatible. The new design also takes on advances in water bottle design.

By incorporating more removable parts, the product is now easier to clean and with these parts being made of silicon, they are highly flexible and longer lasting than the previous design.

The Milton mini portable soother steriliser.
The Milton mini portable soother steriliser.

iCandy MiPeach 14/09/2015

Last week, iCandy launched their new MiPeach. The MiPeach is a children version of the successful peach range so that you child’s doll can travel in style and comfort. It also allows your child to feel apart of the parenting experience when you’re siblings arrive.

To find out more about the MiPeach, head to the iCandy website or take a look at their Facebook page!
Copyright: iCandy
Copyright: iCandy
New Eddie Catz post 14/09/2015

You can take a look at the latest Eddie Catz post form the Young Mummy Survival Guide. This months posts talks about how important your baby’s movements are during pregnancy.

Fearne’s baby girl! 09/09/2015

Fearne Cotton has welcomed a baby girl into the world today! The presenter and TV personality gave birth to healthy baby girl, the second child for her and husband Jesse Wood.

The little girl was touchingly named after Jesse’s late mother Honey and will be a much loved sister of the couples eldest child Rex aged 2.


Yummy Mummy’s World! 18/08/2015

The latest blog contribution from the Young Mummy Survival Guide is now available on the Yummy Mummy’s World website! This latest post sees our writer and creator, Alexandra Hurton, talk about her favourite things about being a mum!

Header and take a look now!

Eddie Catz blog post 03/08/2015

The latest blog post for Eddie Catz by the Young Mummy Survival Guide is now available. This months post, written by Alexandra Hurton,  is all about safety in the sun and gives you some helpful hints on how to stay safe.

Head over to the Eddie Catz website now and take a look…
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Positive steps to safety! 02/08/2015

After our recent blog post about fire safety, the writer and creator of the Young Mummy Survival Guide, Alexandra Hurton, will now be sharing her story on camera as part of a fire safety campaign over the Christmas season. The Kent fire and rescue service is doing this in to educate children and the general public about how distraction can easily lead to cooking fires.

Kandi Burruss expecting! 23/07/2015
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star has revealed she is expecting her first child with husband Todd Tucker. It is well known through the series that the pair had been trying for a while so this news had been eagerly anticipated.
Both Kandi and Todd have daughters from previous relationships (Riley and Kaela) so both have plenty of experience all ready!
Copyright: Burruss and Tucker
Copyright: Burruss and Tucker
One Direction to parenthood! 23/07/2015
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is expecting a baby with Briana Jungwirth. The pair had been briefly seeing each other after Louis split form his long term girlfriend Eleanor Calder back in March.
Copyright: Jungwirth
Copyright: Jungwirth
Royal Christening 06/07/2015

Yesterday (July 5th) marked the christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana in a low-key and very private ceremony. The princess, who was born in May, arrived at the church in a vintage pram, used by the Queen for two of her own children.

St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham was also the church in which Princess Charlotte’s late grandmother, Diana Princess of Wales was christened in back in 1961. For royal fans, this sentiment towards Diana gave her a chance of being a part of her granddaughter’s life.

The christening also gave us a chance to finally find out who had been chosen to be godparents for the youngster. The Honourable Laura Fellowes was chosen as one of the godmothers. As one of Princess Diana’s nieces, it became another fitting tribute. Joining her in the godparents duties are James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee, two close friends of Prince William.
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Copyright: GettyImages
The final two godparents are Sophie Carter, a friend of the Duchess and all her cousin, Adam Middleton.

As ever though, the Duchess of Cambridge’s outfit was one of the highlights with her outfit being mainly formed by her go-to designer brand, Alexandra McQueen.

Jacqueline Jossa’s great post! 02/07/2015

Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa has proved that celebrity mummies are just like the rest of us. The 22 year old posted a photo of her hair line, commenting on how she has lost a lot of her hair since the birth of her daughter, Ella.

She commented with the photo:

‘For all the new baby mummy’s that might be losing some hair after birth, I’m right here with you, I think it’s starting to slowly grow back, so it’s all good guys!!’

Hair loss is common after having a child and it’s great to see someone putting that out there!

Copyright: Jacqueline Jossa Instagram.
Copyright: Jacqueline Jossa Instagram.
Ex-Corrie star welcomes baby 02/07/2015

Actress Helen Flanagan has welcomed a beautiful daughter in the world. Herself and partner, Scott Sinclair have named their daughter Matilda Jessica and reported that they are all over the moon and doing well.

WANTED: Your birth stories 28/06/2015

We are always looking to improve the Young Mummy Survival Guide and find new ways of offering expectant young mums a glimpse into what they can expect. Birth stories offer a unique insight into the whole experience and where every story is different, you can prepare for so many outcomes not only mentally, but emotionally too.

If you would like to share your story with the Young Mummy Survival Guide, email it over to us and we can get it uploaded! Unfortunately, we can not offer payment and all stories will be posted under false names to protect privacy.  Take a look at the first birth story we have published, *Catherine’s Story!
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Follow the Young Mummy Survival Guide 28/06/2015

You can now follow the Young Mummy Survival Guide wherever you are and whenever you like through all of our social media platforms! Check out below how you can find us:

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Sun safety this weekend 27/06/2015

This weekend and through the to next week is due to be a scorcher and safety in the sun is important. Make sure your regularly top up your child’s sun cream and wear a hat when possible (I know Lily just refuses to wear one!).

Here at the Young Mummy Survival Guide, we use The Sun Mousse which featured in one of our blog posts earlier in the year.
The Sun Mousse
The Sun Mousse
TOWIE star welcomes baby 17/06/2015
TOWIE star Billi Mucklow has welcomed a baby boy into the world with her partner, footballer Andy Caroll. Although this is Billi’s first child, the baby will be a welcomed brother for Andy’s daughter, Emilie-Rose and son Lucas.

Cumber-baby time! 13/06/06/2015
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have announced that they have welcomed a little boy into the world! The news comes after Cumberbatch, who married Hunter earlier in the year, was named a CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours for his charitable work and contributions to the performing arts.
Cumberbatch and Hunter earlier in the year.
Cumberbatch and Hunter earlier in the year.
Duchess of Cambridge shares family snaps 10/06/2015
The Duchess of Cambridge has shared the first photos of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The adorable photos are said to have been taken by the Duchess herself when Princess charlotte was only a few weeks old.
Prince George looks every inch the loving big brother!
Copyright: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Copyright: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

i-Size future 02/06/2015
Here at the Young Mummy Survival Guide, we took a trip to the Maxi Cosi offices in Borehamwood to hear all about the new R129 regulations, commonly known as i-Size. Look out for our blog post about it arriving soon, but for now, check out the i-Size information page on the Maxi Cosi website.

Abbey Clancy gives birth 02/06/2015
Model Abbey Clancy has welcomed her second child with husband Peter Crouch. The couple posted a picture today of Abbey holding their new daughter, Liberty Rose. The couple are already parents to four year old Sophia.

Celebrity baby updates! 22/05/2015
More celebrities have announced baby news this week starting with Hollyoaks actor Ayden Callaghan and his fiancé Sarah-Jane Honeywell announcing that they are expecting their first child. The couple chose to announce their happy news during their recent visit to The Baby Show in Birmingham.

Music star Sophie Ellis-Bexter also announced that she is expecting her fourth child with husband Richard Jones. The couple are already parents to three sons (Sonny, Kit and Ray).

Finally, Westlife star Kian Egan and wife Jodi Albert have welcomed their second son, Zeke, in to the world. Egan and Albert already have one son, Koa.

The Baby Show 2015! 16/05/2015
This weekend, The Baby Show arrived at the NEC in Birmingham and has been a success. With expert talks from Annabel Karmel MBE, Jo Tantum, Sarah Beeson MBE and Dean Baumont, there was no question left unanswered for parents. Joining these names include some of the biggest brands around such as iCandy, Joie, Nuby, Tommee Tippee, Mamas & Papas, Cow and Gate and much more!
Head over to our Facebook and Twitter pages to discover what we were up to and keep an eye out for our upcoming posts about the weekend…
The Baby Show @ NEC Birmingham
The Baby Show @ NEC Birmingham

Royal baby named… 04/05/2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The name includes family tributes (Charlotte as the female version of Charles and Elizabeth after her majesty) with the most poignant being that of Diana. This is said to be Prince William’s way of keeping his mother’s memory alive. The baby girl, who is 4th in line to the throne will be known officially as HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

It’s a girl! 03/05/2015

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who have welcomed a baby girl in to their family. The princess was born on 2nd May, weighing 8lb 3oz at 08:34am. The Duke and Duchess left St Mary’s hospital later on that day to return to Kensington Palace.  The world is still waiting to hear the name of the little princess, with Charlotte and Alice leading the favourites. The princess is a welcomed sibling for Prince George ( aged 1) who is 3rd in line to the throne.
The Duke and Duchess outside St Mary's hospital (Daily Mail Online)
The Duke and Duchess outside St Mary’s hospital (Daily Mail Online)
Competition Winners! 29/04/2015
We have recently been running a competition to win tickets to The Baby Show next month at the NEC, Birmingham and we have our winners…

Congratulations to Jackie Mogg and Mandy Fenn!

We hope you enjoy your day and we’ll see you there.
Hello i-size 25/04/2015
There are new laws in place regarding children’s car seats and parents everywhere have been asking questions! When laws like this begin to change it can be a little confusing so here is a brilliant post by Made for Mums which helps answer those questions!

The Baby Show competition! 25/04/2015
There’s only FOUR days left to enter our fantastic competition to win tickets to The Baby Show next month at the NEC in Birmingham. Head over to our competition page for your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets!

The Baby shows has stands from all the leading brands from iCandy to Joie (featured in our product review!) and also gives you the chance to here from expert speakers such as Annabel Karmel.
The Baby Show
The Baby Show
Celebrity baby boom! 20/04/2015
The season of celebrity bumps and babies is upon us with little ones arriving here, there and very soon! First up, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have introduced their adorable son, Silas to the world while classical singer Katherine Jenkins, has announced she is expecting a baby girl with her husband!

There are also expectant arrivals from olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington and ex-corrie actress Helen Flanagan. Of course though, the world is waiting and watching for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child. With a rumoured due date of April 25th, the royal bundle could arrive any day now….

Happy Easter! 05/04/2015
Happy to Easter to you all for the Young Mummy Survival Guide! Look out for our upcoming blog detailing what we’ve been up to over the Easter weekend. Here is a short, animated video detailing the Easter story in a way that children can understand and could be a great video to watch this Easter! Enjoy your holiday!
Win tickets to The Baby Show! 03/04/2015
Here at the Young Mummy Survival Guide, we have TWO pairs of tickets to give away to our lucky readers! The Baby Show is one of the biggest of its kind for baby products, services and charities to connect with the public and to give parents access to discounts on goods! Take a look at out competition page for more details.
Mummy Social and the YMSG 03/04/2015
The Young Mummy Survival Guide will be publishing some blog entries on the new Mummy Social blog. Mummy Social is a website that allows mums living in the same area to meet up and make friends and play days for the local children. This a great source of support for mums but especially younger mothers so this collaboration is really exciting. Keep a look out for more news on this one!
Jossa defends Osbourne 31/03/2015

Soap star and new mother Jacqueline Jossa has spoken out to defend her TOWIE boyfriend, Dan Osbourne, after allegations of threatening behaviour towards his ex girlfriend. The mother of his 15 month old son, Teddy, talked about his temper and anger and Jossa has now leaped at his defence saying on Twitter:

“I can assure you I wouldn’t stand by a man capable of everything Dan has been made out to be, he is my best friend, boyfriend and he is a brilliant father, above all else, I just want to clear up, he has never once been violent or even shown signs towards me at all.”

“I am 100 percent not saying what Daniel has said was right or okay, but people make mistakes when on dark places, and it’s something that we sorted out privately not in front of the whole world, it’s something he has apologised for and is embarrassed about.”
New Joie product 22/03/2015
Joie baby has released information on its latest product adventure. The CustomClick is the amazing new travel cot system with interchangeable options to allow up to 14 combinations to suit every travel need! You can take a look at the CustomClick in all its glory here!
Picture from Joie Baby
Picture from Joie Baby

Catherine Tyldesley’s baby joy! 22/03.2015Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has given birth to her first child! Catherine and fiancé Tom welcomed baby Alfie James earlier this months by announcing the news via Twitter:

‘We made a wish and you came true. Welcome Alfie James Pitfield. We love you beyond words @TP_PTfitness #Besotted.’

Congratulations to them all!

Down’s Syndrome awareness week 18/03/2015
This week is Down’s Syndrome awareness week. As part of this, people are uploading pictures of their odd and colourful socks on to social media to help. There are so many ways of getting involved and you can get more information on the Down’s Syndrome Association website.
Mother’s Day 2015 15/03/2015
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful mummies from the Young Mummy Survival Guide!
The Baby Show at Birmingham NEC 11/03/2015
The Baby Show is heading to the NEC in Birmingham this May and the Young Mummy Survival Guide will be going along to take a look! The Baby Show offers expecting parents, new parents and any parents the chance to look, try and compare products from leading brands including Joie, iCandy, Tommee Tippee and many more! This event is a great way to get to grips with all the latest parenting gadget. Head over to their website now for more detail and to book your ticket!
Cara Kilbey suffers baby loss 09/03/2015
Ex TOWIE star, Cara Kilbey has suffered a late miscarriage at 22 weeks. Cara who announced her pregnancy only weeks after her best friend and co-star, Billie Mucklow. HA representative for Cara said ‘It is with great sadness that I must inform you, that last week Cara Kilbey suffered a late miscarriage. Cara was over five months pregnant when she lost her baby’Our thoughts are with Cara and her family at this time.
Cara Kilbey
Cara Kilbey
Jacqueline Jossa and daughter, Ella 08/03/2015
Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa has been sharing some wonderful updates and pictures of her gorgeous baby Ella. Jossa uploaded a wonderful picture of herself and Ella enjoying some mother – daughter time.
Joss and Ella
Jossa and Ella
Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton’s new addition 08/03/2015
Actress Cate Blanchett and husband Andrew Upton have adopted a beautiful baby girl. Their representation released a statement saying:
“The Upton family have adopted a baby girl. Her name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton,”
Edith is the couples first adoptive child and will join their three biological children Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, 6.
Lily Cole pregnancy announcement 01/03/2015
British model Lily Cole has announced she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. This comes after speculation over the impending announcement during this years London Fashion Week.
Cole feat. Telegraph
Cole feat. Telegraph
Double announcement from Radio DJ 27/02/2015
Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton has announced today that she is expecting her second child with husband Jesse Wood. The baby is due nearer the end of the year and will be welcome addition to the Wood family. The couple already have a son named Rex.
Cotton also announced that she is leaving Radio 1 after being there for nearly a decade. She said via Twitter that:”I have had the most incredible decade broadcasting on Radio 1, meeting wonderful people, helping break artists and watching live music from the world’s best. However it is now time for a new chapter.”
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New Annabel Karmel book released 15/02/2015
Leading cookery author Annabel Karmel released her new book this week. The newest instalment from Karmel is entitled ‘Mumpreneur’ and focus on giving tips and advice to mothers looking to start up their own business and pursue their dreams of working for themselves. We’re still currently reading this book and will bring more in the future!
Annabel's new book 'Mumpreneur'
Annabel’s new book ‘Mumpreneur’
Cumberbatch’s Valentine’s Day wedding 15/02/2015
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch married his lovely girlfriends Sophie Hunter yesterday. The couple who are expecting their first child later this year opted for an idyllic country wedding and amongst the guests were fellow Sherlock actors Martin Freeman and Andrew Scott.
Cumberbatch & Hunter in 2014 - Daily Mail
Cumberbatch & Hunter in 2014 – Daily Mail
Martine McCutcheon gives birth to a boy! 05/02/2015
Martine McCutcheon, most well known for playing Tiffany in Eastenders, has given birth to her fist child! The star and her husband, Jack McManus, have welcomed a baby boy who they have named Rafferty. The star announced the news on her Twitter saying ”Thank you all for my lovely messages! Baby Raffer[t]y is beautiful! Mop of dark hair, heart shaped face and Cupid lips – I’m in love big time.”

YMSG joins the Eddie Catz blog 02/02/2015
Yes it’s true! The Young Mummy Survival Guide writer and creator, Alexandra Hurton, is now one of the blog contributors for Eddie Catz. Eddie Catz is a company that runs children’s soft play centres in London and Surrey. The first blog post is now ready to to view on their webpage.
Una Foden gives birth to a boy! 02/02/2015
The Saturday’s Una Foden has given birth to a baby boy. Husband Ben Tweeted earlier to day that “Tadhg John Foden has been born!” The rugby star also went on to say that mother and baby were both doing fine. Baby Tadhg joins elder sister  Aoife Belle who will turn three next month.
Healy Foden

Petra Stunt expecting second child 01/02/2015

Stunt and her husband, James, announced today that they are expecting their second child. This child will join elder sister Lavinia later this year.
Baby Timberlake 01/02/2015
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have finally confirmed they are expecting their first child. The man himself posted a cute photo of himself with Jessica’s bump to celebrate his birthday. He posted on Instagram;  “Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets.”
Cumberbaby 2015! 12/01/2015
Not only did the Sherlock star recently announce his engagement (breaking the hearts of girls everywhere) but Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter have announced they are expecting their first child later this year. This year is full of celebrity babies and we’re only 12 days into it, but this little Cumberbatch already has its very own Twitter hashtag. If your on Twitter, you may already know about #Cumberbaby. That’s slightly impressive for an unborn child!
We’re on Instagram! 09/01/2015
The YMSG is now on Instagram and it’s all very exciting. Head over to Instagram and search for YMSG and hit the follow button for more updates, pictures and general mummy life things!
Snuggle up with iCandy 07/01/2015
iCandy have recently released their own range of blankets which are just as stylish as their pushchairs. The blankets come in a range of colours and designs to coordinate with many pushchairs, not just their own. Head over to their website and take a look!
Mini Macklemore! 07/01/2015
What could be a better way of celebrating the new year than with a new family member! Music star Macklemore and his fiancé Tricia Davis have announced that they are expecting their first child later on this year. The couple made what has to be the cutest announcement video (Available on Macklemore’s YouTube channel) of themselves, along with close family at their first ultrasound appointment! If you haven’t seen it, go and take a look.
Ex – Corrie star announces she’s pregnant 28/12/2014
Ex-soap star Helen Flanagan has announced she is expecting her first baby with partner Scott Sinclair. She tweeted on Monday morning “Me and Scott are expecting our first baby in the summer. We are both so happy and so excited xxx”
Hello baby’s first Christmas 28/12/2014
Hello magazines festive edition features images from Tamara Ecclestone, Nadine Coyle and Lady Weymouth as they celebrate their children’s first Christmas’. The magazine has some lovely interviews with the women about their new lives as mothers with Coyle saying “How did I get through a day without a baby to look after?
The issues is on sale now in the UK for £2.00

Tommee Tippee gifts 21/12/2014

Popular brand Tommee Tippee has introduced a new range of gifts sets which would make the perfect baby shower gift! Each set contains;1x 150ml decorated blue bottle, 1x 260ml decorated blue bottle, 1x 0-6m decorated blue soother, 1x decorated bib, 1x muslin square, 1x hat, mitts & booties set.

The different sets are available in blue and pink with a unisex option also available. Visit the Tommee Tippee website for more details (Psst, the details are in the Retail Therapy page!)

Tommee-Tippee-Gift-Set-Pink                      images

Kourtney Kardashian baby name revealed!21/12/2014

Courtney Kardashian has revealed the name of herself and partner Scott Disick’s newest addition. She shared a photo on Instagram of the new tots hand with the tag line “Madly in love with my little Reign Aston Disick”.

Little Reign was born on elder brother Mason’s 5th birthday on December 14th.


2,000 views for YMSG! 20/12/2014

This week the blog received it’s 2,00th view! Thank you to everyone who has been reading. Don’t forget to keep checking back for new posts or follow YMSG on Twitter (@YMSG2014) or like the page on Facebook (!


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