• Calling all parents of small children – we had a sneak preview of CBeebies Thumbelina, which …
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  • On saying ‘I love you’ to your children

    Alex’s Valentine’s Day card from me – a slightly wonky ‘we heart you’ banner, made out of photos and notebook paper How often do you…

    On breastfeeding beyond 12 months

    So breastfeeding beyond 12 months; that’s strange, right? Due to lack of information and discussion, and of course the ubiquitous Little Britain sketch, there are…

    Don’t leave me this way – on nursery blues and separation anxiety

    It’s all change in our household at the moment; I’m returning to the world of work, which means this week is all about settling the…

    On making a rod for your own back, and other irritating parenting …

    As a former English student conducting a life-long love affair with both books and language, I always enjoy reading the end-of-year lists of words and…

    On celebrity baby booms, sibling age gaps and second babies

    No-one was more surprised than me to be interested in some news about none other than Peaches Geldof yesterday. She’s pregnant with her second child…

    Home alone: on a few days of solo parenting

    Alex has just returned from a few days away on a work trip to Barcelona, during which time Eliza and I were all by ourselves.…

    On finally moving the baby out of our bedroom

    Thank you to everyone for all the lovely advice and comments on my original post about the right time to move Eliza out of our…