November 11, 2016

On the fear of being in hospital with a toddler - and how we can all learn from the kindess of chidren.

October 21, 2016

Behind me I hear some quiet counting... "One penguin, two penguin, three penguin, FOUR PENGUIN!" On books and the joy of reading with a toddler.

September 15, 2016

A basic motto for life, and now an essential mantra as joint chief protector, wiper-upper, playmate, role model, disciplinarian and comforter to a wee bean.

Being a parent is hard, sure. Possibly the thing in life you can read the most about beforehand and yet still be...

September 5, 2016

The ECG monitor beeps.

Irregularly enough that you jerk your head up each time to check the yellow numbers. Which is ridiculous really because you don’t even know what they mean.

The wavy lines look so familiar from years of TV hospital drama, but you can’t remember Geo...

August 15, 2016

It’s been a year since my last post, which sort of sums up the work/kid (im)balance so far.

No idea if there would be more time going spare to think/write/post if working anything other than full-time was an option.

But quite frankly, anything other than spending time wi...

May 18, 2016

Without doubt, the best part of the NCT class we optimistically signed up for was meeting a group of similar about-to-be mums and dads.

May 13, 2016

It’s the slightly fuzzy, pinch-me-is-this-happening, moment when you’re leaving the hospital, anxiously clutching your car seat with its precious cargo.

July 14, 2015

Settle down for a long feeding session with all of your own drinks and snacks around you. But realise that you’ve forgotten the spoon for your yoghurt.

October 24, 2014

Never in a million years would I have thought I’d have anything in common with the hyper-super-duper model, Giselle Bunchen, let alone whole-heartedly agree with her views on motherhood.

But I do agree with her assertion that (in a slightly macabre comparison), as in a...

July 24, 2014

The free-flying boob

Conducting a 7am weekly shop at Tescos with a buggy in one hand and basket in the other could be considered horrific enough at the best of times. Damn, your wrists get sore, wrestling with both of those things simultaneously. And you’re so, so tired...

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