• 10 weird things no-one tells you about your body after pregnancy

    May 3, 2017

    I spent most of my first pregnancy eagerly reading all the information I could get my hands on about, well, pregnancy and also childbirth. There’s a lot of attention focused on the birth, isn’t there? Especially during NCT classes. But what happens after can be a bit of a mystery – something you can’t quite…

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  • Bye to the baby days – five reasons I won’t miss you

    March 15, 2017

    Since one mini member of our household started school and the other moved up to the toddler room at nursery, it seems like we are firmly out of the baby days. No eye-wateringly bright Lamaze toys litter our floorboards, we no longer have lengthy debates about how to pronounce Lamaze and our cupboards are completely free…

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  • Just found out you’re pregnant…?

    January 23, 2017

    Just found out you’re pregnant? I know this is the most popular time for people to find out about pregnancies and lots of people come by looking for pregnancy information. So hello! For everyone who is pregnant or those who think you might have early pregnancy symptoms – eeek – here’s all my favourite and most…

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  • Don’t call me baby

    October 6, 2016

    How long can you call your youngest child – who might well be somewhere in the region of, say, around 23-and-a-bit months  – a baby? Asking for a ‘friend’ who had a conversation recently while out for lunch that went something like this:

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  • The inevitable third baby question

    September 22, 2016

    Oh, the third baby question. Life as an adult seems to consist of inevitable question after slightly irritating and nosy inevitable question, doesn’t it?

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  • Babies and building work: ten things Kirstie and Phil don’t tell you

    July 5, 2016

    Oh, the joys of home building work when you have small children. Apparently we are a week away from all of ours being finished. But it’s been happening for so long I can’t imagine it ever being over. Or ever getting rid of the dust. Oh, the dust…

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  • April showers and Muddy Puddles

    April 27, 2016

    Can we just take a second to talk about the weather please? Snow, in April? May is just around the corner. I don’t want to be one of those weather-obsessed people, although clearly I am, but brrr, Yesterday we were feeling a bit stir crazy from being cooped up in the house all afternoon, not…

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