20 Questions for Jed on his 6th Birthday

Cafe Football Jed at Sweet Shop

    Birthday month at Babes HQ reaches its final peak with my little man turning 6 today! I’m honestly gobsmacked at how big he’s becoming and yet of course he’ll always be my babe about town. We’re prepping for his pizza and bowling party later, but first Jed sat down to answer 20 Questions… 

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A Birthday Wish #EndFGM

Christine FGM survivor

Today is my birthday and I’m celebrating the rights of girls and women everywhere. I share a birth sign with the wonderful author Alice Walker. It was by reading her book, Possessing the Secret of Joy, that I first learned intimately about the horrors of female genital mutilation. FGM is a dangerous practice, carried out… 

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22 Ideas for New Year’s Eve with Kids!

Festive afternoon tea

  Is it that time of year already? If you haven’t managed to sort childcare for the big night, I’ve rounded up some fun and family-friendly activities to do with the kids on New Year’s Eve. Whether you go out to explore New Year’s in London or celebrate at home, here’s a mix of ideas… 

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Strictly Come Dancing with Ben Cohen: Dad, Rugby Champ and Cuddle Master!

Ben Cohen and Kristina Rihanoff on Strictly Come Dancing

He’s been raising temperatures (and some eyebrows) with his buff, and occasionally shirtless physique, as he swishes partner Kristina around the floor on Strictly Come Dancing. Former Rugby world champ Ben Cohen is sweeping audiences off their feet with his surprisingly nifty moves on the top reality show. Although swapping his rugby ball for dancing… 

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