The joys of childbirth and the rise of…

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,…

I’ll admit it, I love playgroup

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…

My big plans for maternity leave!

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…

Why is parenting so political?

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…

We’ve got an actual real baby!

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…

Helping you through those long early hours…

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…

Tiny people and their not so tiny number…

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.…