· Kylie Minogue has reportedly had ovarian tissue frozen to help her conceive after her treatment for breast cancer. The procedure is still in its infancy, with only one child born so far as a result of it - but luckily for Kylie, not all women go through an early menopause as a result of breast-cancer treatment, and many do go on to have a baby afterwards entirely naturally. One I know is, in fact, about to give birth to her fourth post-cancer baby.
· Despite all the sordid tabloid stories, Sadie Frost and her design partner Jemima French are still the "ultimate yummy mummies", with eight children and a successful design company between them. According to the London Evening Standard, anyway. How do they do it? Frost admits that she has a bit of help: there's the work assistant, the nanny, the "someone part time" at weekends and the cleaner. But not a housekeeper, because "I love doing the cooking myself". Oh, and she has a tip for all of us harassed working mums: for a total treat, go for a pedicure. It's great for multi-taskers because "you can do other things at the same time - like reading a script ..."
· And finally ... there's a new doll on the block. Her name is Mariana and - unlike Tiny Tears and Annabell - she doesn't come with a bottle. In fact, Mariana isn't a baby doll, she's a mother doll: and concealed inside her swelling tum is a tiny infant ready to be born in the normal way. Even better, once she's out in the big wide world, the bairn can breastfeed, thanks to Mariana's handy milk-filled breasts. (OK, then, they're not really milk-filled, but you've got to leave something to a child's imagination.)