• 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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  • On feeling broody, breastfeeding, and future baby #2

    September 24, 2013

    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 it. And then, wham, it hit me, like a tonne of newborn sleepsuits. “Alex!” I cried. “We need…

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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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  • A guide to the best parks in south London

    August 15, 2013

    Looking for the best parks in south London? The best parks in south London and south east London There are SO many good parks in London. We’re lucky to live in an area of London that has lots of local parks within walking distance. I think it’s a common misconception that cities are noisy and…

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  • How to make the bathtime routine more fun

    July 25, 2013

    How do you make the whole bath time routine lots more fun and less of a chore – for children and parents?   Eliza’s always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the bath. The first time we put her in it she screamed the house down, which was slightly alarming to our first-time…

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