Moving house with a toddler – help

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 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…