• On sickness and sofa days

    March 28, 2013

    Signs my child was ill: #1: she refused toast #2: she refused my toast #3: I handed her my iPhone and she wasn’t interested Poor Eliza! She’s been struck down with the dreaded lurgy since Tuesday. She did seem vastly better yesterday, but then had a sudden relapse early evening, and indeed we were up…

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  • A Tale of Three Back Teeth

    March 23, 2013

    Once upon a time there was Alex, Gill and Eliza, and there was the next instalment in the tale of the terrible thing called teething… Our story begins during lunch three weeks ago. My mum, who was visiting, spotted something unexpected. “What is THAT in the back of Eliza’s mouth?” she asked. It was a…

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  • How to travel by train, with a toddler

    March 19, 2013

    We’ve just got back from a lovely, long weekend in Sheffield (Eliza had a lot of Grandparent time, hung out with her cousin and went to a playgroup. Alex and I even had a baby-free night in the pub). Living in London means we don’t need to have a car, and as we have no…

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  • Where Next? The ‘Life After London’ Question Mark

    March 3, 2013

    The Life After London Question… Are you thinking of moving out of London? Just had kids and need more space and a garden? We’re thinking about the options for life after London. Moving Out Of London –  A Crossroads One night in my mid-twenties I’d gone out out after work with my friend Nick and…

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  • Postnatal Depression Survival Guide

    February 22, 2013

    A Postnatal Depression Survival Guide Today’s post is a guest post from the brilliant Cat Dean, who blogs at www.postnatalsurvival.com and is author of Fertile Thinking and The Postnatal Survival Guide. You can also read more from Cat over on TalkMum (my new work project – more on this later). Thanks Cat! I read a really interesting piece on…

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  • Eliza, 11 months (and three weeks!)

    January 24, 2013

    It seems I’ve blinked and all of a sudden we have a mini toddler in our midst. A really nearly one-year-old. And she is just brilliant at this age; a complete and utter joy. I do a lot of looking at her, wondering where this tiny little constantly moving creature emerged from. She’s full of…

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  • Baby steps

    January 19, 2013

    So we’ve had quite a week! There were lots of things I was going to write about in this post. Like how we’re getting on so much better following Eliza’s first full three days at nursery (once she’s distracted she really likes it, once I’m distracted I’m not quite as emotional as I was last…

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