• 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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  • The plus one month project

    March 12, 2014

    Every year, exactly a month after her birthday – or her birth date, in the first instance – I’ve been taking the same photo of me and Eliza in the same pose, in the same place.

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  • 31 things to do during nap time

    November 27, 2013

    What are the best things to do during naptime? It occurred to me recently, that as my daughter is nearly two, she may be reaching the age where she drops her daytime nap. I don’t think we’re there yet – thank goodness – but the very idea filled me with horror. On borrowed time with…

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  • 12 signs that you’re out of the baby days

    November 15, 2013

    It occurred to me recently, as I watched my daughter run around the room causing a large amount of curious chaos, that she’s very much not a baby any more. The signs have been there for a while so it shouldn’t really have been a shock. And looking at her now, that stage seems so…

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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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