• First shoes, take two

    January 4, 2016

    Buying your child’s first pair of shoes is supposed to be an emotional experience, isn’t it? Well, we seem to be terrible at it. How can it be so hard, I hear you say? Surely you just go to the shop and buy a pair of shoes? Well.

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  • The great escape

    August 12, 2015

    Places I’ve retrieved my baby from this week, after I turned my back for a fraction of a millisecond:

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  • Ten endearingly weird habits of a typical toddler

    May 21, 2013

    Toddlers are fascinatingly funny little creatures, aren’t they? I could observe mine in her natural habitat for hours, going about her busy way, climbing on everything and having a whole load of fun making a mess of all the things I’ve just tidied away. It must be brilliant to suddenly become much more mobile, and…

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  • Walk the walk: on baby milestones

    April 1, 2013

    This weekend we were at my parent’s house near the beach, and on Easter Sunday we all went down to the pier. It was, to everyone’s surprise, a beautiful day, so we took Eliza out of her pram to have a walk around by herself. She took a few tentative steps at first, gripping our…

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  • How to be one

    February 4, 2013

    1) Open birthday presents in your own unique style (show a fleeting bit of interest in ripping the paper, be absolutely fascinated by pulling cards out of the envelopes, put everything straight in your mouth) 2) Try your first tiny bit of birthday cake and really kind of like it, especially the pink frosting 3)…

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  • Back to front

    June 28, 2012

    Eliza finally rolled over today, much to my delight. She did it twice in a row, and the second time she even flipped herself back to her back. I was as amazed as she was; her expression was a mixture of ‘what just happened?’ and ‘wow, look what I did!’. It seems like it’s been…

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