• Why I’m taking my daughters to vote today

    May 7, 2015

    Last night I had a conversation with Eliza and Florence about the 2015 general election that went something like this: Me: So there’s an election tomorrow Eliza: What’s that? Me: It means that everyone in the country votes for their favourite party… Eliza: Why? Me: …and the one with the most votes get to run…

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  • Other people’s Sophies

    May 6, 2015

    AKA toddlers, teething toys and the lure of the forbidden… What is it about babies and the irresistible appeal of the things that they just can’t have? It’s a tale as old as time; people have been craving forbidden fruit since Adam took the first bite from the apple (so behind the times; clearly if he…

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  • Future mum of two? Here’s my (non) advice…

    April 29, 2015

    What advice would a mum who’s a future mum of two…? So the world is on high alert for news of the new royal baby, in case you’ve failed to notice as you’ve been living on Mars, or under a rock, or just, you know, really busy. As an aside, surely the only thing worse…

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  • An open letter to sleep, from a tired mum of two

    April 23, 2015

    Dear Sleep, Remember me? We used to be best friends, but then four years ago we fell out. I know it was something I did and not something I said; getting pregnant isn’t a sure-fire route to nights of blissful slumber, is it? And when the pregnancy insomnia was replaced by a baby who much…

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  • Being a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

    April 22, 2015

    ‘Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.’ Maya Angelou Did you know that this week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week? It’s a condition that affects about 127,000 people in the UK. That’s one in every 500 people, including my dad and two other family members. I’ve written before about the impact Parkinson’s has. It’s…

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  • On bad days, and why it’s OK to have them

    April 17, 2015

    Hands up who’s had one of those days recently?

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  • Where To Find Summer Breastfeeding Dresses

    April 12, 2015

    Where To Find Summer Breastfeeding Dresses Are you looking for summer breastfeeding dresses? Want nursing dresses that are stylish but also cool? It’s really hard to find nice breastfeeding clothes that you can wear when you’re nursing your baby,, isn’t it? Tops and jeans / skirts are easy (just go for your usual top and…

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