• On making time for yourself as a new mum

    November 8, 2013

    How do you find time for yourself as a new mum? This is surely the million dollar question. I’m not talking about going on a luxurious spa break or weekend yoga retreat, or even that tired advertising cliche of busy mums and ‘me time.’ I’m just talking about taking a few snatched seconds to sit…

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  • Riding on the eternal wave of mum guilt

    October 24, 2013

    Photos shamelessly borrowed from this post. Here’s a parenting confession, of sorts; until recently, I had never taken Eliza swimming. Cue gasps from the back. I’m not sure what it is about swimming, but once your baby is out of the aquatic confines of your amniotic fluid, there seems to be some unwritten rule that…

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  • Feeling Broody When You Have A Baby

    September 24, 2013

    On Feeling Broody When You Have A Baby… Are you feeling broody even though you have a baby? At the end of last week there was a strange feeling hanging over me. It whispered quietly from the corners of the room, gently tapped at my shoulders and ruffled through my hair. I couldn’t quite identify…

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  • On borrowed time in the baby room

    September 4, 2013

    Mums are obsessed with time, aren’t we? All those conversations about ages and stages, the count down and up to birthdays and milestones, the constant surprise that you now have a child who is that old. But if you think about it, it’s easy to see why – every minute of pregnancy, even from pre-conception,…

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  • Breastfeeding beyond a year (six months on)

    June 28, 2013

    Breastfeeding at two weeks, nine months, and 16 months I wrote about breastfeeding beyond a year when Eliza was one, so wanted to pick up on it again now, nearly six months later. So here’s me, interviewing myself on the subject:

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  • On yet more teething terrors

    May 1, 2013

    Just a very quick post to say, for what must be the billionth time, isn’t teething an absolute pain? We’re awaiting the arrival of the fourth back tooth (story to date: here). It’s hanging around in the gum like an unwanted guest who is threatening to get drunk, cry, and ruin the party. As a…

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  • Walk the walk: on baby milestones

    April 1, 2013

    This weekend we were at my parent’s house near the beach, and on Easter Sunday we all went down to the pier. It was, to everyone’s surprise, a beautiful day, so we took Eliza out of her pram to have a walk around by herself. She took a few tentative steps at first, gripping our…

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