• 26 things I’m too tired for as a tired, tired mum

    September 18, 2015

    A few nights ago I was lying on the sofa, with wine that I was too physically tired to lift my hand to drink. ‘Go to bed!’ My shocked husband said. But I was too tired for that, even. I know it’s the same old sleepy story, but parents are just generally, well, tired aren’t…

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  • 12 signs you’re a sleep-deprived parent

    March 29, 2015

    Are you a sleep-deprived parent? Here’s 12 signs your child is no friend of sleep… You can always tell when the clocks change due to the higher-than-normal volume of tweets from parents. Extra hour in bed? Not likely! Lighter evenings? Thanks so much for the 9pm bedtime. Blackout blinds? Ha! – are some of the things…

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  • Two new ways to follow my blog…and an anniversary

    September 19, 2012

    1) Via email – just add your email adress to the box to the right of the page, and you’ll get any new posts delivered to your inbox when they are posted (once a day, max) 2) A Baby on Board Facebook page – I finally got round to setting this up a few weeks ago.…

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  • On having one of those weeks

    August 2, 2012

    It’s fair to say that both myself and the mini-me and are having one of those weeks. One of us is right under the thundercloud on the latest Wonder Week leap, and as a result the other one of us is suffering from an exhaustingly dull lack of sleep. It’s pretty predictable to talk about…

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  • Eliza, one month

    March 12, 2012

    So Eliza is now a month old –  and what a month it’s been. The three of us celebrated this mini-milestone in style with cake and a few choruses of Happy Birthday. Having a baby is everything everyone’s told you, and at the same time, nothing like it at all: it’s relentless, unpredictable, good, not…

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  • Unusual pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester

    November 9, 2011

    What are all the unusual pregnancy symptoms in the second trimester that no-one ever tells you about? As I’m now in the third trimester, I thought I’d round-up all the symptoms I’ve been experiencing for the past few months (here’s my unusual pregnancy symptoms from the first trimester). These aren’t the obvious ones I’d read all…

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  • Unusual pregnancy symptoms no-one ever tells you about

    September 9, 2011

    What are the really unusual pregnancy symptoms that people never tell you, especially about when you’re in the first trimester of pregnancy? It occurred to me last night, as I lay awake in bed at 5am*, that there’s an awful lot of unusual pregnancy symptoms I hadn’t known about. If you’re not sure if you’re…

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