• 15 Parenting Hacks: The BEST Tips Baby Books Won’t Tell You

    February 5, 2015

    If You Have A Baby, Here Are 15 Parenting Hacks Baby Books Won’t Tell You Here are 15 parenting hacks for if you’ve just had a baby…if you have, congratulations! When I was pregnant I wrote a list of pregnancy life hacksĀ (these are simple tips that are slightly obvious and make everything much easier). I…

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  • Christmas as a new mum – have yourself a hyper-hormonal christmas

    December 23, 2014

    Christmas as a new mum – what’s it really like? Christmas; it’s a heightened time of all the emotions, isn’t it? Even more so when you’re a new parent and are stirring the added extras of post-birth hormones and being completely knackered into the Yuletide mix, viewing everything through the twinkly haze of sleep deprivation.…

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  • The latest entry in my parenting hall of small shame

    December 19, 2014

    Mid-morning last Friday the doorbell rang. I’d been trying to get us all dressed for hours but between chasing the toddler round and round, slow breakfasts, baby feeds and the usual general stuff, it just hadn’t happened. Expecting it to be the postman or a delivery, I went to open the door. And lo and…

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  • New Motherhood: 7 Things No-One Ever Tells You

    December 11, 2014

    Just Had A Baby? Here’s What No-one Tells You About New Motherhood New motherhood doesn’t come an instruction manual, does it? If there was one about pareting handed out in the Bounty pack it would make negotiating the occasionally rocky roapmap of nightfeeds, hormones and emergency nappy changes a lot easier. Here are seven things…

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  • An alternative Christmas gift guide for new mums

    December 2, 2014

    An alternative Christmas gift guide for new mums… ‘Tis the season for…a gift guide. They are everywhere at the moment if, like me, you need any Christmas shopping ideas. And having recently had a baby – which I’m totally using as an excuse for being unprepared in the present department – I was interested to…

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  • Plus one month: four and a half weeks of Florence

    November 28, 2014

    So one month in, how are we getting on with our newborn? It’s all a lot better than I’d thought. So many things – from pregnancy, through to the birth, recovery and the early baby days – have been easier and more enjoyable. Is Florence a less difficult baby? I don’t think so, but it…

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  • On not getting anything done when you have a newborn

    November 19, 2014

    One of the things that all mums of two said to me about having another child is that you never have any spare time. Now we’re a month in? It is SO true. It’s not like I had a massive amount of time to myself beforehand, but all of the day – and most of…

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