• Kid’s room DIY: fireplace to bookshelf makeover with Great Little Trading Company

    October 23, 2018

    We’ve recently turned a fireplace into a bookcase, with help from GLTC Townhouse bookshelves. Here’s how… As anyone who has ever moved into an old house will know, it’s likely to have lots of weird things in it, especially if the previous owners were a little odd, which they usually are, aren’t they? Everyone who’s…

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  • Three great things for girls

    October 22, 2018

    ‘Sometimes it’s haaaaard to be..a woman…’ sang, bizarrely, my 6-y-o into my ear this week. Me: ‘Where did you hear THAT?’ * Ignoring the rest of that song, it seemed like very apt timing as it IS hard to be a woman at the moment, isn’t it? I have so much helpless rage and anger…

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  • 10 reasons autumn is TERRIBLE for parents

    October 11, 2018

    Forget all your romantic notions about autumn, it’s actually TERRIBLE for parents. Here are ten reasons why: Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…and the constant argument about wearing a coat, socks, winter shoes, and so on. On repeat. Until spring. (Why is it that the colder it gets, the more they want to wear the…

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  • When’s the right time to leave your baby overnight? (Yes, mine is nearly four…)

    October 5, 2018

    When is the right time to leave your baby overnight? When was the first time you left your baby overnight? I ask because last weekend, I left my baby overnight for the first time. Yes, the one who is four in two weeks (She’s still my baby! Also, when did that happen?) Don’t worry, they…

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  • We need to talk about childbirth

    September 13, 2018

    Hours after giving birth to my first child, I had the post-baby shower. I distinctly remember staring in the hospital bathroom mirror at my unfamiliar face which was a pale shade of grey from blood loss, and said to myself ‘DON’T EVER DO THAT AGAIN.’ Despite having what was clearly the world’s best baby, and…

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  • What not to do when your child starts school

    September 11, 2018

    Is your child starting school this September? Here are some things you absolutely *shouldn’t* do. It’s been two years since my once tiny newborn daughter wandered across the playground into the classroom for the first time, with an anxiously excited look on her face, wearing her brand new, too big uniform, while I waved her…

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  • Kid’s room DIY: easy washi tape cloud shelves

    September 2, 2018

    Hello! It’s September! After a summer-long hiatus we’re back, and I wanted to share some of the interiors and mini children’s room DIY projects I’ve been working on recently (I say projects, as it sounds a lot grander than basically messing around with *stuff*). So to start off, with here are our washi tape rain…

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