• Two children? What other mothers *never* tell you

    February 11, 2016

    What’s life really like with two children…? Brilliant / Awful / Exhausting / Energising / Tiring / Spiritually fulfilling / You’ll have your hands full! / They’ll slot right in! All vague things that other mothers of two tell you when you’re pregnant …I looked at the things I love about being a mum of…

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  • Ten things I love about being a mum of two

    October 27, 2015

    What is it like, having two children? It’s a question I get asked a lot and indeed one I used to ask a lot when I was pregnant. So a year in what is it like, really? With twelve months under our belt I’d say it’s swings and roundabouts and a see-saw balancing act (mainly…

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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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  • Some things I’ve learned about two

    March 20, 2015

    So five months in, what’s it really like as a mum of two children? Here’s ten things I’ve learned about life with two: You spend a lot of time saying slightly surreal things like ‘geeeeeentle’ ‘watch her head!’ and ‘no, let’s not play your sister like a bongo’ The probability of it all kicking off…

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  • Two children, two and a half months in

    December 29, 2014

    What is it really like, having two children? It’s something I spent a lot of time thinking about before it happened. People were very keen to give me an opinion, mostly negative (I’d either get *that* look or a comment along the lines of “You’ll have your hands full!” Helpful, thanks). Having a newborn at…

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  • Day one of two: in numbers

    November 7, 2014

    This week we had our first proper day as a three post-paternity leave, the first whole day of me with the two children. And do you know what? We survived…so it can’t have been all that bad, can it? I jest, it was actually pretty fun at times. If not relentless. The hardest part was…

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