When you look at this photo, what do you see? Apologies for #MySundayPhoto being another breastfeeding image (and again in a pub!) but after the story of a man who took exception to a mum breastfeeding her baby in a pub on Mother's Day hit the headlines [...]

Things I wish I’d known about my lady bits

This post should probably come with a warning: it’s not for the faint hearted. Or the squeamish. A bit like funny things they don’t tell you about childbirth, after three babies I’ve learnt there are things they just don’t tell you about lady bits and [...]

Breastfeeding friendly wedding guest outfits

Three weddings, at three different venues, requiring three very different outfits. That’s what we’ve got coming up this summer: one at a London cathedral, one at an Italian vineyard and one by the sea in Brighton. Usually I’d jump at the prospect of a shopping spree to buy outfits for [...]

Why I’m proud to breastfeed in the pub

Brace yourselves. This is going to be a ranty one. Did you hear about the man who lambasted a mum on Facebook for breastfeeding her newborn baby in a pub on Mother’s Day while drinking a white wine spritzer? Shock horror: mum drinks wine! On [...]

More reasons Mother’s Day is a bad idea

Last year I wrote a post about 5 reasons Mother's Day is a bad idea. This year, one more baby and a lot less sleep later, I've got 5 more reasons Mother's Day is a bad idea. What with desperate dads, over excited kids and the realisation that the day [...]


Happy Mothering Sunday! This is my first Mother's Day as a mum of three so for #MySundayPhoto this week I thought I'd share an image that sums up motherhood for me at the moment: being an open-all-hours milk bar! If you were to bump into [...]

Why I’m telling my kids about terrorism

When something bad happens, how much information is too much information when it comes to kids? Should you try and hide it and pretend it didn’t happen? Should you lie? Should you be upfront and give them all the details? Or should you give them [...]

Why I’ve written off my 30s

I’ve got a secret. I’ve written off my 30s. I'm 36 - more than halfway through the decade - and I've completely written off the next four years. It might not be a very PC thing to say, but when it comes to my career that's what [...]

5 fashion tips for breastfeeding mums

Now I don’t pretend to know much – if anything - about fashion, but having breastfed for a combined total of four years and counting I do know quite a lot about nursing clothes. Mainly that they're to be avoided at all costs. I’m now [...]


Why is it that the last month of pregnancy feels like an eternity (one of the worst things I've found about being pregnant) but the first month with a newborn goes by in a flash? Littlest B was four weeks old this week and while in [...]

How to travel with a baby and stay (relatively) sane

‘Let’s stay close to home this year.’ Like many new parents, when it comes to holidays that’s what Misery Guts and I have said to each other after the births of both baby number one and baby number two. The thought of packing everything we might [...]

Fun ways to get kids to eat more veg #ad

Forget 5-a-day. We should be eating 10-a-day if the latest research is to be believed. The trouble is that’s easier said than done if you’ve got picky eaters on your hands. In our house it’s not fruit that’s the problem – if anything BB and [...]

Confessions of a third time mum

I've got a confession. Rather a lot of them in fact. It's been almost a month since Littlest B graced us with her presence and with Misery Guts back at work and my mum back at home I'm well and truly outnumbered now I'm a [...]


It might sound a bit strange, but we're growing runner beans by the sea. As ambassadors for innocent drinks' new #sowandgrowUK campaign - an initiative aimed at encouraging kids to grow their own food from seed - we're growing pots of beans, carrots and cress [...]

5 gym essentials for new mums

It’s been almost a month since Littlest B was born and I can’t wait to put my trainers back on. I gave myself a month ‘off’ exercise after both BB and Little B were born, and having done the same this time too I’m planning [...]