• Why I'm still talking about parenting - a relaunch of A Baby on Board

    Why I’m still talking about parenting (and a change of direction)

    February 27, 2019

    Seven and a half years ago now, I started this blog to talk about my pregnancy. Because, obviously I was the very first person to have a baby (and here’s my first ever post!). I wrote about childbirth, the confusion and joy of the early baby days and what happened next, and then later on,…

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  • Friday Five: Things to do in January

    January 11, 2019

    Hello! Here are five things to do in January… And my second regular Friday post, woo! (Let’s see how long this lasts for). This week we have been mainly getting back into things, things being work / nursery / school / after school clubs and so on, how about you? It’s that January no man’s…

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  • Friday five: things to do in 2019

    January 4, 2019

    Hello! How was your Christmas? Happy New Year! Are your decorations still hanging on or are you hoovering pine needles out of the deepest darkest depths of your festively over-saturation soul, still? Either way, it’s a whole new year, and a time of fresh starts and changes and resolutions. Or is it? There seems to…

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  • CBeebies Thumbelina preview (and 10 of the biggest CBeebies earworms)

    December 11, 2018

    Calling all parents of small children – we had a sneak preview of CBeebies Thumbelina, which is this year’s CBeebies Christmas show. So in honour of this event, I’ve listed out my top ten CBeebies earworms, aka the catchiest tunes from the channel that you can’t stop singing. Out loud. In your head. On repeat.…

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  • The highs and woes of the second-time primary school application

    December 5, 2018

    Reader, I have done something weird… But before I tell you about that, is anyone else applying for primary schools at the moment? Is anyone making the primary school application for their second – or third, or so on – child? How’s it all going? Flo is due to start in September 2019, so we’re…

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  • Trying for a baby – 12 things no-one ever tells you about when you don’t get pregnant

    November 2, 2018

    What are the things no-one ever tells you about trying for a baby…when you don’t get pregnant? And NO, this isn’t a surprise pregnancy announcement or a stealth hint that we’re trying for a third baby (don’t get too excited, mum!). But I was writing about Fertility Week for work, and one of the things…

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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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