• On bad days, and why it’s OK to have them

    April 17, 2015

    Hands up who’s had one of those days recently?

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  • Motherhood journeys

    February 4, 2015

    I’ve been thinking a lot about motherhood recently. Mostly during the pitch black evenings and grainy grey mornings of the nightfeed, mainly because of the toddler’s upcoming birthday. You naturally flash back to the delivery date on your children’s birthdays, don’t you? Every year on ours my mum would always recap our birth stories, and…

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  • New Motherhood: 7 Things No-One Ever Tells You

    December 11, 2014

    Just Had A Baby? Here’s What No-one Tells You About New Motherhood New motherhood doesn’t come an instruction manual, does it? If there was one about pareting handed out in the Bounty pack it would make negotiating the occasionally rocky roapmap of nightfeeds, hormones and emergency nappy changes a lot easier. Here are seven things…

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  • A (new) baby on board

    October 20, 2014

    Looking back to when I was pregnant, way back in the swirly mists of time, I wrote a post on things I’d completely forgotten about newborns, about, well, that really. I was worried that I couldn’t and wouldn’t remember anything about tiny babies, used as I was to brilliant mini-giant toddlers who eat the food…

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  • A photo of my mum, on the mother of all Sundays

    March 30, 2014

    I love this photo of my mum, freshly married, off on honeymoon with my dad (and doesn’t she look like a total fox in her going away outfit?) I just wanted to say happy happy day to my mum, and mother-in-law, and gran, and all mums and mamas, and wonderful people in general, wherever you…

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  • On motherhood

    March 21, 2014

    I was thinking about motherhood the other night, as Eliza slept between Alex and I in our bed. She’d woken up at 2am crying, so we’d bought her in between us for the rest of the night.  She fell back asleep pretty quickly, and of course spent the night in a series of wide starfish…

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  • On teething terrors, bad nights and a game of musical beds

    November 20, 2013

    Last Tuesday night I said the following to Alex, about two seconds before I fell head first into a deep and delicious sleep: 11.25pm: Me: ‘Isn’t it GREAT Eliza’s sleeping better now? I feel like such a normal person again …zzzZZ’ And because fate couldn’t *possibly* let that go, even just this once, the following…

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