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choose your area and take a look at the Essex Mums calendars, featuring
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Everything from a picnic in the park to a major summer festival - it's
all listed here!
out our fantastic Alternative Shopping Guide for some lovely unique and
unusual shops, the Product Guide for some great ideas, or see what
other Essex Mums have to say in our Product Reviews section
for something to do with the family? Somewhere local and cheap or maybe
a trip further afield? Take a look at our guide of places to go and
comment on where you've enjoyed, and even where you haven't!
enter one of our great competitions and win everything from goodies for
little ones to treats for yourself.
out our brand new Pregnancy and Parenting section, full of fantastic
articles written by Essex Mums!
a look at the Essex Mums map to find information about what's on near
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can find details of parent & toddler groups, classes, clubs,
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Places to Eat section contains listings and reviews of restaurants and
cafes, so that parents make informed choices about where their family
can enjoy a meal, and where might be best to avoid.
for local shops and services? Then take a look at our Directory.
PREGNANCY AND PARENTING ARTICLES
to Work from Maternity Leave
to work after maternity leave will bring out a range of issues to
consider and a whole host of emotions to deal with. The practicalities
will mean that a balance will need to be struck – and for us to be
happy in life that needs to be a good ‘work – life balance’ rather than
‘work – life conflict!’
is when the widest part of your baby’s head (often referred to as their
crown) emerges from your vaginal opening and remains visible without
moving back inside after you finish pushing. Your midwife
now be able to see your baby’s forehead and back of the head