• The early baby days

    May 29, 2014

    How did you feel in the first few days of new babydom? Blissfully content, wafting round full of love and all the good hormones, gazing in wonder at your baby? Or slightly confused, clueless, tired, tearful, tired?

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  • Tips on babies and bathroom conversions

    May 28, 2014

    So phase #99293 of our building work is finished, and we finally have two completed rooms in our house. Bizarrely, they were also the two most expensive, and one of them wasn’t even a room before. It’s our new bathroom, and new downstairs loo (converted / created out of a cupboard). It’s been, erm, interesting…

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  • Five mum and baby beauty finds

    May 17, 2014

    I’m a bit of reformed beauty junkie. OK, so only ‘reformed’ because I don’t work in central London any more, where I had easy access to big chemists and the delights of Space NK and so on. And loads of time to kill waiting for friends in the evening, and delayed trains, and a full-time…

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  • How to pick a perfect (second) baby name

    May 15, 2014

    Picking a perfect baby name. Seems like the fun part of pregnancy and birth, doesn’t it? Turns out it’s a veritable minefield of missteps, explosive and argumentative vetoes and potentially political social faux pas trapdoors. And it’s worse the second time round because clearly, you already picked the best possible name for your first.  

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  • Can you really take children to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant?

    May 12, 2014

    One of the things I miss the most about our pre-baby life is going out for dinner whenever we felt like it; to celebrate, on special occasions, or just because. And often because we had no food in the house, which used to happen quite frequently as we didn’t need to worry about it back…

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  • The truth about two children

    April 29, 2014

    What’s the truth about two children? “You’re going to have your hands full!” a nurse told me at my very first antenatal appointment, on hearing it was my second baby. She would shortly jab me in the arm with a needle, so was probably only trying to distract me with small talk, but sheesh, thanks…

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  • How To Get A Baby On Board Badge

    April 11, 2014

    Here’s how to get a Baby on Board badge… How do you get hold of your own TFL ‘Baby on Board’ badge to use on London’s public transport? If you’re pregnant, need your own badge, and are wondering where to get one from don’t assume you just needed to ask at a London tube or…

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