Monthly Archives: March 2014

Some thoughts on Mother’s Day

Today is my first Mother’s Day as a mother. So what did I expect from it? Flowers? A card? A day off? In truth I got a lovely card with a sticky breakfast handprint on it from Penny (and Fraggle, … Continue reading

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Britax B-Smart 4 Review

With the cost of raising a child having now risen above £225,000 (source: The Guardian), as a single income family we have had to make savings where we can. While I lusted over fancy travel systems in every colour of … Continue reading

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The no-cry sleep solution

“Is she sleeping through yet?” That oft uttered question. So innocent, friendly and interested but at the same time it gives mums such expectation and pressure. My friend’s baby slept through at a few weeks old. When I joined my … Continue reading

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Hold it, flash, bang, wallop, what a picture

At Christmas we were lucky enough to have been given a voucher for some professional photos to be taken of Penny. We thought we’d leave it a few months to have them done though. So I wasn’t even thinking about … Continue reading

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The F Word

Curvy, fuller figure, cuddly, voluptuous, Rubenesque. Whatever way you care to put it there is no getting by the fact that I’m not exactly skinny. In fact, let’s not beat about the bush, I’m fat. There I’ve said it. No … Continue reading

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Plans versus Reality

As I mentioned in my maiden blog post, I approached pregnancy, birth and parenthood with a very clear set of ideas as to how it would all go. I am a natural planner. Before I do anything new I like … Continue reading

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What is ad lib parenting?

Picture the scenario… I have a major part in a play called ‘Mummy’. I’ve been rehearsing for months and know all the words, cues and moves inside-out. Now it’s opening night. What could possibly go wrong? But as I make … Continue reading

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