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Why I hate Facebook

Why I hate Facebook

| June 3, 2016 | 1 Reply

“Had such a fun day at the theme park followed by tea out with my little angel!” “My little boy is only nine months old and he is starting to walk!” “Today my toddler and I weaved ourselves winter coats from the leaves we found while out on an exciting and educational woodland walk, all […]

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Moving house with a toddler – help

Moving house with a toddler – help

| July 29, 2015 | Reply

So it looks like we’re moving house – hurray! And I am genuinely very pleased, honestly. But with every phone call from the estate agent and every form that comes through to fill out from the solicitor comes an increasing sense of dread about moving. I hate moving. I detest, loathe, abhor it. I’m not […]

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The joys of childbirth and the rise of One Born Every Minute

The joys of childbirth and the rise of One Born Every Minute

| April 7, 2015 | Reply

Everyone knows how childbirth goes on TV. Pregnant woman’s waters break resulting in mad dash to hospital where said woman does a few minutes of huffing and puffing before she is presented with a cooing, blanket-wrapped little baby. I’ve seen actresses seemingly able to give birth without even taking their tights off. But what about […]

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I’ll admit it, I love playgroup

I’ll admit it, I love playgroup

| October 21, 2014 | 5 Replies

This probably isn’t cool or very “modern woman” of me but I have to admit it – I love playgroup. From the multi-coloured playdough to the tiny people-sized chairs, it may be my favourite morning of the week. Activities like putting icing and sweets onto rich tea biscuits and brushing watery black paint over wax […]

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My big plans for maternity leave!

My big plans for maternity leave!

| September 1, 2014 | Reply

Oh maternity leave, I had such high hopes for you! I was going to sort through that cupboard where everything without a home lives and create an organised filing system for the piles of official paperwork sitting on top of the piano. I had planned to back up and print out all of the photos […]

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Why is parenting so political?

Why is parenting so political?

| July 9, 2014 | Reply

I’ve not been a mum very long at all but I have learnt something pretty quickly – the politics of parenting are a minefield. From the moment I started telling people I was pregnant, people were desperate to share their views on how it should be done. be who was desperate for information and any […]

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Any news yet? The most annoying question a pregnant woman has ever heard

Any news yet? The most annoying question a pregnant woman has ever heard

| May 19, 2014 | 2 Replies

I’m not a violent person – I don’t even shout that often – but at the end of my pregnancy I was very ready to inflict injury on the next person who asked me “any news yet?” As my due date came and then went, I was beginning to hear those three words several times […]

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We’ve got an actual real baby!

We’ve got an actual real baby!

| May 5, 2014 | Reply

I don’t know about anybody else, but one of my biggest surprises about pregnancy was that there was actually a baby born at the end of it. I’d spent nine months talking about babies, reading about babies, watching TV shows about birth and babies, and many hours Googling all things to do with babies. But […]

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Helping you through those long early hours…

Helping you through those long early hours…

| April 19, 2014 | Reply

Listen up Deobrah Meaden and co – I have a fantastic product idea for you that will help bleary-eyed parents everywhere. It’s a brainwave that came to me during one of those frustrating early-hours staying-up sessions. The ones where my little girl makes it clear from any attempts at putting her down in her cot […]

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Tiny people and their not so tiny number of things

Tiny people and their not so tiny number of things

| April 3, 2014 | Reply

For such tiny people, babies have a lot of stuff. Every room in our house is now taken over in some way by baby gear. In the kitchen it’s the highchair, pram and teeny-tiny cutlery. In the living room there’s always a toy or two on the floor and I’m sure there are a few […]

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