• Blue sky thinking

    August 9, 2015

       How lovely were the past few days? It is actually summer weather in…summer. Massive shock. It feels like I’ve been away for ages, so here’s a bit of a catch-up. After coming back from Bournemouth and Sheffield, last week at home was mainly spent retrieving my baby from inappropriate places (like halfway up the stairs, several…

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  • Breastfeeding: our greatest hits

    August 7, 2015

    As it’s National Breastfeeding Week, I’m taking part in the Keep Britain Breastfeeding Scavenger Hunt (yesterday’s post was on my top tips for breastfeeding support). Today’s theme is about the end of breastfeeding journeys, ¬†so I was going to write about pregnancy and breastfeeding, stopping feeding with Eliza and then starting again with Florence. But…

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  • Ten tips for breastfeeding support

    August 6, 2015

    Are you breastfeeding your baby? Here are ten tips for breastfeeding support… Are you breastfeeding your baby? I’ve been breastfeeding now for nearly three and a half years in total, and during that time breastfeeding support has proved vital to help us on our feeding journey. So here are all the people – groups, products…

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  • The trip

    August 3, 2015

    We’re up in Sheffield this week visiting Alex’s family. It’s our second long train trip in a week as we’re just back from a week in Bournemouth¬†at my parent’s house.

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  • How not to do bedtime

    July 31, 2015

    Bedtime is the last event in the parenting Olympics, isn’t it? It’s the final hurdle, with the finishing line – sofa and wine – tantalisingly within touching distance. But you don’t get a medal, and win or lose you’re awarded the same opportunity to do it again the next day. And then over and over…

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  • Babies, beaches and big milestones

    July 29, 2015

    Nursery’s out for the summer – aka it’s shut for a week – so we’re currently staying down at my parent’s house in Bournemouth on a mini-break. They live by the sea so it always feels like being on holiday, and the weather has been very undecided, so it definitely feels like your typical British seaside…

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  • Don’t leave me this way – on separation anxiety, again

    July 28, 2015

    Separation anxiety has arrived in our house. Florence, who is just starting to explore the world around her, now wails like it’s ending if she can’t see me or isn’t being held. Oh baby, it seems like parting is unsweet sorrow.

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