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A few of my favourite things…

A few of my favourite things... We asked Melinda to name her fave things and why. My favourite flower... Daisy. It’s simple and pretty. My favourite destination... Cornwall. Great beaches and countryside. My favourite restaurant... Spanish. For lots of different flavours. My favourite TV show... Planet Earth. It’s awe-inspiring and it’s good to know there’s more going on in the world ...

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Big Mutha, Davina

‘I have only fantastic memories of giving birth’ We caught up with the nation’s favourite ‘big mutha’ to talk about parenthood There was something amiss with Davina McCall when she presented the most recent series of Celebrity Big Brother. Not her trademark giddy enthusiasm – somehow we don’t think that’ll ever dry up – but the presence of a whopping gre ...

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Melinda’s Foreword

Dear readers, In this issue you’ll find everything relating to having and bringing up a family. We tell you what to expect in pregnancy; how to cope with the birth and the best way to get to know your newborn when you bring him home from the hospital. There’s lots of advice on how to bond with your baby and we answer all your burning questions about why he might be crying, how to breastfeed succ ...

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Best Celeb Bumps

Catherine Zeta-Jones CZJ was one of the first starlets to make pregnancy beautiful. While promoting the movie Chicago, she looked ravishing all the while being pregnant.             Melinda Messenger Gorgeous Melinda was the original yummy mummy – and she made sure she looked radiant and sexy in her strappy dresses and heels.   Gwyneth Paltrow She usually wears white ...

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Perfect family holidays

Finding holiday destinations suitable for all the family can be tricky. We give you some great options that will be rewarding for you and loads of fun for your children... 1 Bliss in the Caribbean The warm sand and the friendly welcome of island life in the Caribbean is hard to beat. There are some wonderful holidays to be found whether you plan to travel with babies, toddlers, youngsters or teenagers! The ...

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Do you have post-pregnancy blues?

Feeling depressed or down after the birth of your baby is more common than you might think. We help you get it all in perspective Having a baby is about as monumental a life event as there is. For nine months, all you can think about is meeting your baby. You’ve probably wondered who he will look like, what your choice of names might be and how you’re going to show him off to friends and family ...

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Your complete guide to weaning

Weaning your baby from milk to solids is an exciting time and a big step for both of you. What you feed your baby as he starts his life journey is all-important for healthy development. So follow Annabel Karmel’s guide to weaning and try some of her delicious recipes on the way. Baby’s best first foods Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potato, parsnip and swede tend to be the most popular with ...

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Stress-proof your pregnancy

Follow our tips for a relaxing, hassle-free nine months Pregnancy is a time when you should be feeling as relaxed, positive and optimistic as possible. But there are so many things to worry about! How will you cope with your new baby? Will you get by financially? Is your house/car/life big enough to share with a new person? But you can rise above these worries and really enjoy the next nine months. Here we ...

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Home or Away

Where you choose to have your baby is a big decision – it’s important to choose a setting where you will feel comfortable and in control. We help you decide... ALL About Hospital Births It is generally recommended that first-time mums and those who could face high-risk pregnancies – like older women or those with medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure – should opt ...

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The Original Yummy Mummy

Melinda tells us what it’s like to be a mother of three, a wife and a career woman! It’s obvious you love being a mum, but how do you cope with being a working mum – do you live by routines? Being a mother – regardless of whether or not you work – is one of the toughest jobs on the planet. But when you have another daily job to do in addition to being a mother, then the pressur ...

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