Essential Mums: Our new baby

Today we are celebrating the official birth of Essential Mums, our brand new website for mothers, mums-to-be or any woman thinking about becoming a mother.

Essential Mums is full of daily news, features, fun stories and lots of helpful advice. It has everything you need to navigate the amazing journey of motherhood.

“Why Essential Mums, and not Essential Mums and Dads?” I hear you ask. Yes, we know Dads take just as active and important a role in children’s upbringing (not to mention creation), and we are sure many of them will find lots of the content interesting and useful. They are welcome too.

But we wanted to make this site unabashedly a place for women, and acknowledge that while being a mum is amazing, fantastic (and sometimes exhausting and frustrating), it is also only one facet of a woman’s life. We all juggle lots of balls every day, whether it be kids, work, relationships, finances, extended family or whatever.

So while we will cover everything from conception to teenagers, we also have plenty of lifestyle content – food, fashion, finances and the odd celebrity yarn – to round it off. There are tools like ovulation calculators, pregnancy calendars and baby name finders. You can check out how your child’s primary school performed in this first round of National Standards, and join the comment and debate on any of our stories.

We wanted to make the site reflect the full journey of motherhood. Continue reading

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