• Riding on the eternal wave of mum guilt

    October 24, 2013

    Photos shamelessly borrowed from this post. Here’s a parenting confession, of sorts; until recently, I had never taken Eliza swimming. Cue gasps from the back. I’m not sure what it is about swimming, but once your baby is out of the aquatic confines of your amniotic fluid, there seems to be some unwritten rule that…

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  • Cruise holidays for parents

    October 20, 2013

    I wrote my tips for cruise holidays with children…but what about for parents? So covering booze, boobs and bad attempts at cupcake making; here’s some things to think about for day…and night:

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  • The 5.30am workout for parents

    August 21, 2013

    What 5.30 am looks like… I read an article the other day about a US entrepreneur who credits the secret of her success to getting up early every day to be in the gym for 5.30am. Since doing so, she’s completed three triathalons and is now on track for solo world domination. Since becoming a…

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  • Seven ways to turn a bad day back around

    May 14, 2013

    Here’s some ways to turn a bad day back around…Motherhood; it’s all hearts and flowers, and sitting around gazing in wonder at your amazing baby, isn’t it? Apart from when none of you have slept, everywhere’s a mess, there may or may not be teeth on the way, your child is emitting a low-level grizzle…

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  • Home alone: on a few days of solo parenting

    November 8, 2012

    Alex has just returned from a few days away on a work trip to Barcelona, during which time Eliza and I were all by ourselves. It was the longest the three of us have been apart and it’s fair to say I really wasn’t looking forward to it. In a lot of respects it was…

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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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