• Useful advice for second-time mums

    March 24, 2017

    What is the best and most useful advice for second-time mums? It struck me after writing advice for my friend the first-time mum that second-time mums probably need it more; especially when the main type of comment you get when you are pregnant for the second time is ‘YOU’LL have your hands full, won’t you?’ Accompanied by…

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  • 12 Pieces Of Advice For New Mums You NEED To Know

    March 1, 2017

    Here Are 12 Pieces Of Advice For New Mums To Know Aka What I Wish People Had Told Me When I Had A Baby!  Here are 12 pieces of advice for new mums…aka what I wish people had told me when I had a baby. Because a couple of my friends are having babies, which…

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  • The going rate for the tooth fairy, and other questions

    February 10, 2017

    A question I found myself Googling just before Christmas: what’s the going rate for the tooth fairy? Along with when should children’s baby teeth start to fall out? And is four too early to lose teeth? (And the answers: see below, from around now and it’s early but fine, apparently!) Motherhood is full of surprises.…

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  • Nine alternative ways to protest (when you’re a parent of small children)

    February 3, 2017

    What are the best ways to protest when you’re a parent of small children, and can’t go to a protest march? I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week, for all the obvious reasons, mainly while I was trapped under a sleeping toddler and couldn’t even go to the kitchen (again). Like most people I…

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  • 25 things I’d do with the mythical clock change ‘extra hour’

    October 28, 2016

    The clocks go back this weekend! So that means an extra hour in bed…right…right?!

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  • My lost love of reading books

    October 18, 2016

    When was the last time you read a book..? As in, a book, an actual book book, one that’s written and meant for grown-ups? And not a board book or fabric one or one with a cartoon character on it or in it or one that’s not 99% illustrations or the first in a series…

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  • On not getting anything done when you have small children

    October 12, 2016

    Is it possible to get anything done when you have small children? If so, how? I wrote a post about getting nothing done when you have a newborn right back when I had a newborn and I think of this often nearly two years on. Mainly because *whispers* I’m not entirely sure anything has changed.

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