Heidi Scrimgeour

Heidi Scrimgeour

Freelance journalist and editor.

Based on the North coast of Northern Ireland.

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About Heidi Scrimgeour, writer & contributor - Parentdish UK

Read the latest features, articles and topical news stories by Heidi Scrimgeour. Comment, discuss and share...

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Brave the movie: Why the new Disney princess is good news for boys

For the first time since I watched Bambi some 30 years ago, I recently found myself weeping into my popcorn all over again whilst watching......

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About us, meet the team, writers, contributors & editors - Parentdish UK

Find fun, frank features & reassuring advice from award winning writers, blogs & news for parents by parents - because children don't come with instructions...

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The birth story

It's no exaggeration to say that I was terrified of giving birth, third time round. After two previous quick, natural births you'd think that I'd......

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Outnumbered and Over the Hill: The 12 week scan

Being pregnant almost seven years after you last gave birth is a pretty discombobulating experience. But being with child in a different country to the......

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Don't criticise pregnant women who want to stay fit

I had barely broken the news of my pregnancy to a colleague when she shot me an accusing look and started interrogating me about my lifestyle. And not......

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Outnumbered and Over the Hill: All day and all night sickness

I'm probably going to get hate mail for saying this, and I'll deserve every single bit of it, but prior to this pregnancy I didn't really believe that......

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​Your child hates your friend's child. Now what?

A close friend has a kid roughly the same age as yours - and your child hates their guts....

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Outnumbered and Over the Hill: Do you know what you're having?

I've already mentioned that the world seems like a different place to the one I inhabited the last time I was pregnant, nearly seven years......

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Suri Cruise has a fashion range? Give me strength...

What do you think about designer clothes for kids? More to the point, what's your view on the news that seven-year-old Suri Cruise is reputedly......

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Can Parenting Classes Help You?

It's almost a year since David Cameron got all excited about the difference parenting classes could make to family life and even to society as a whole.Launching the www.canparent.org.uk initiative...

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Why My Children Don't Need Wii-Hab

PA It's not every day that I feel empathy with Gwyneth Paltrow but something she said recently on Twitter about her kids' Wii habits won me over.The steady stream of advice she dishes up about h...

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Why Adele Is Right To Keep Mum About Her Baby's Name

I love Adele for not telling the world her baby's name.In these days of over-sharing every tiny detail of your child's life - beginning with the obligatory scan pics posted on Facebook - Adele'...

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Why Parents Hate School Sports Day

PA Love it or loathe it, school sports day is a rite of passage for most parents, and a largely unavoidable one at that.Unless you're in possession of unusually forgiving children, sports day sees e...

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How To Handle The After-School Grumps

Getty I know I'm not the only parent who drops off a happy, polite child at the school gates in the morning, only to collect a monosyllabic grump at the end of the day.But, contrary to my suspicions...