• Signs you’re a mum in the autumn

    November 9, 2015

       You want to hunt down the people letting off fireworks after 8pm and give them a really good telling off (Bonfire Night was ages ago …how is this still happening?)

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  • Ten things I love about being a mum of two

    October 27, 2015

    What is it like, having two children? It’s a question I get asked a lot and indeed one I used to ask a lot when I was pregnant. So a year in what is it like, really? With twelve months under our belt I’d say it’s swings and roundabouts and a see-saw balancing act (mainly…

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  • 10 things that are worse than teething

    October 20, 2015

    ‘Isn’t teething absolutely brilliant?’ said no mum, ever. Humans. We think we’re so clever, don’t we? But if we are, why on earth have we not yet evolved to the extent that babies can teeth without any pain at all? Answer me that one, Darwin. Maybe we’re just not quite there yet and at some…

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  • Five signs maternity leave is over

    October 7, 2015

    1) I’m on cup of tea number three that I made and drank while *still hot.* Just for the novelty factor, of course, not because everyone in my house was up all night coughing and I need all the caffeine… 2) This morning I ate a piece of toast and didn’t have to share it.…

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  • 10 unexpectedly brilliant benefits of being the second baby

    September 25, 2015

    Coming second gets a bad press, doesn’t it? Everybody wants to come first, win, be the one in charge and in control. But is it really so bad being a second baby? OK, so if you’re second you’ll probably never get to ride on the buggy board (which is a lot of fun for your…

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  • 26 things I’m too tired for as a tired, tired mum

    September 18, 2015

    A few nights ago I was lying on the sofa, with wine that I was too physically tired to lift my hand to drink. ‘Go to bed!’ My shocked husband said. But I was too tired for that, even. I know it’s the same old sleepy story, but parents are just generally, well, tired aren’t…

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  • Golden tickets

    September 17, 2015

    One of the things everyone told me about having a second child was that you really miss spending time with your first. Which sounds weird because you’re probably still with them the same amount of time, and as it is the three of us bump along happily throughout the week. But it is very different;…

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