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Why I gave up my dream job to breastfeed

‘Give mums paid breaks to breastfeed at work’. That’s the recommendation of a new report which blames the UK’s ‘unhelpful [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Breast feeding, Parenting|33 Comments

Weird things I worry about now I’m a mum

According to Misery Guts the world has gone ‘bat sh*t mental’. He’s referring, of course, to the election of Donald [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Parenting|37 Comments

10 things they don’t tell you about raising a boy

We all know babies don't come with manuals and being a parent doesn't come with an instruction book (more's the [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Parenting|35 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

Little B has started doing That Thing that all boys seem to do. At 23 months he's still in nappies [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Parenting|6 Comments

10 reasons all parents should take a brat-cation

I’m referring, of course, to that rare and lesser known aspect of parenting, also known as a break away from [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Parenting|19 Comments

‘No sticking toes in bums!’ (and other things I never thought I’d say)

'No sticking toes in bums!' Those were the actual words that fell out of my mouth at bath time the [...]

By |September 28th, 2016|Parenting|30 Comments

Things no-one warns you about school

With a school reception year and a few weeks of year one under my belt I've been reflecting on how [...]

By |September 19th, 2016|Parenting|19 Comments

Speedy school night hacks

It’s just one week into the new school term and I already feel like I need a holiday. BB only went back to [...]

By |September 12th, 2016|Family life, Reviews|22 Comments

How do you stop co-sleeping?

How do you stop co-sleeping? Google it and you’ll find pages of advice for newborns up to teens which is [...]

By |August 24th, 2016|Uncategorised|21 Comments

#MySundayPhoto

There was only one image I could choose for #MySundayPhoto this week: BB on her 5th birthday. Here she is [...]

By |August 21st, 2016|Parenting|16 Comments

How to deal with defiant children

Instagram followers will know we’ve recently returned from Spain, where it’s fair to say Little B really tested our patience [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Parenting|0 Comments

How not to lose a child (or two!)

After writing about how not to lose the back to school plot I thought I’d continue the theme with how [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Parenting, Reviews|18 Comments

I’m pregnant!

We've been harbouring a little secret in our house: I'm pregnant and baby number three is on the way! It's [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Family life, Miscarriage, Parenting, Pregnancy|128 Comments

An Ode to my nursing bras

After 20 long months I’ve decided it’s time to stop breastfeeding Little B. He’s never slept through the night, and [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Parenting|13 Comments

Do modern day mums REALLY have it easier?

After a particularly bad day on the front line of parenting one of my friends recently let rip about her [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Parenting|9 Comments