• Where do all the odd socks go? The unexplained mysteries of motherhood

    December 6, 2013

    Before I became a mum, I had many questions. Who will my daughter look like? Will I be pregnant forever? And labour’s not really going to hurt that much, is it? Our very first NCT class was entirely devoted to discussing all the questions that we had (top one from the mums – what do…

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    Work With Me

    December 1, 2013

    Interesting In Working With A Baby on Board Blog Or Gill Crawshaw? About Gill Crawshaw I’m a freelance digital consultant and writer (see my LinkedIn profile here). I specialise in writing, community management, digital strategy and content creation for the parenting and lifestyle sectors and currently edit pregnancy and parenting advice site TalkMum for Vitabiotics…

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  • 19 pieces of advice to my formerly pregnant self, on the eve of giving birth

    September 26, 2013

    What would you go back and tell yourself on the night before you gave birth, armed with what you know now? I was watching the BBC2 Midwives programme – responsible for a recent attack of the broods – and started thinking about both Eliza’s birth story and how the actual birth process is such a big focus…

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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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  • Would you pose nude when pregnant?

    September 5, 2013

    Would you pose nude when pregnant? It’s an interesting question… Did you take lots of bump shots when you were pregnant? I was thrilled when I finally started showing mid-way through the second trimester, took loads of my own photos and even had some taken for Pregnancy & Birth magazine. I’m fully clothed in all of…

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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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  • How to make the perfect crisp sandwich

    August 29, 2013

    What’s your ultimate comfort food? I have a long list, but the crisp sandwich always comes out on top. Problems at school, broken hearts, hangovers and the itch of the late-night pregnancy craving; is there anything a crisp sandwich can’t solve? When I was younger, my mum used to make them for me as an…

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