• 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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  • Toddler entertainment tactics when you have a new baby

    January 28, 2015

    What are some good activities to keep a toddler entertained when you have a new baby? One of the things that worried me about being a mum of two was how to keep my toddler happy when feeding the baby. Most of my memories of first-time early motherhood involve being glued to the sofa, trapped…

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  • New Year’s Eve, new baby style

    December 31, 2014

    What are everyone’s plans for New Year’s Eve? Like lots of people, I have a fairly ambiguous relationship with the night. I spent the majority of my 20s going out, so all the fuss about one extra and ultra-expensive evening seemed unnecessary. But then it was another excuse to go out – so why not?…

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  • Nine months of our new house

    September 18, 2014

    Aha, it’s a blog post about nine months of something that’s not pregnancy (for a change…) But I realised during one of my recent 4am wake-ups that this week marked nine months of us being in our new house. So how are we getting on?

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  • What to watch when you have a new baby

    July 29, 2014

    The early baby days after getting home from hospital seem manic, but you don’t really do much other than sit around staring at the baby, wait for the baby to wake up, feed, wait for the baby to sleep and so on. Alex and I were so tired and generally spaced out we didn’t really…

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  • Things to do before baby two arrives – the toddler edition

    July 9, 2014

    Things To Do Before Baby Two – The Toddler Edition… What are the best things to do before baby two arrives – when you already have a toddler? What To Do Before You Have A Baby… Following my last pregnancy, I made a list of the ultimate things to do before the baby arrives and everything…

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  • The early baby days

    May 29, 2014

    How did you feel in the first few days of new babydom? Blissfully content, wafting round full of love and all the good hormones, gazing in wonder at your baby? Or slightly confused, clueless, tired, tearful, tired?

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