• Plus six months – all change?

    May 14, 2015

    Reaching six months was such a massive, pivotal point the first time round. After the events of the first six months of motherhood it suddenly seemed like it was all up for change. But this time?

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  • If baby milestone cards were made for mums…

    May 12, 2015

    Who’s seen baby milestone cards? They’re the cards that capture significant events in a baby’s first year – each weekly and monthly birthday, that all-important first smile or those initial wobbly Bambi-zombie steps, for example – that you use in a photo of your child taken when each  event happens. As well as being cute…

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  • Why I’m taking my daughters to vote today

    May 7, 2015

    Last night I had a conversation with Eliza and Florence about the 2015 general election that went something like this: Me: So there’s an election tomorrow Eliza: What’s that? Me: It means that everyone in the country votes for their favourite party… Eliza: Why? Me: …and the one with the most votes get to run…

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  • Other people’s Sophies

    May 6, 2015

    AKA toddlers, teething toys and the lure of the forbidden… What is it about babies and the irresistible appeal of the things that they just can’t have? It’s a tale as old as time; people have been craving forbidden fruit since Adam took the first bite from the apple (so behind the times; clearly if he…

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  • Future mum of two? Here’s my (non) advice…

    April 29, 2015

    What advice would a mum who’s a future mum of two…? So the world is on high alert for news of the new royal baby, in case you’ve failed to notice as you’ve been living on Mars, or under a rock, or just, you know, really busy. As an aside, surely the only thing worse…

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  • An open letter to sleep, from a tired mum of two

    April 23, 2015

    Dear Sleep, Remember me? We used to be best friends, but then four years ago we fell out. I know it was something I did and not something I said; getting pregnant isn’t a sure-fire route to nights of blissful slumber, is it? And when the pregnancy insomnia was replaced by a baby who much…

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  • Being a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

    April 22, 2015

    ‘Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.’ Maya Angelou Did you know that this week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week? It’s a condition that affects about 127,000 people in the UK. That’s one in every 500 people, including my dad and two other family members. I’ve written before about the impact Parkinson’s has. It’s…

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