• How to mentally prepare for a baby

    Whether you’re pregnant already or trying to conceive, it’s a great idea to mentally prepare for a baby so that you’re ready for this huge change in your life.  Welcoming a baby is a happy and truly life-changing experience, however it can also be extremely tiring, draining and stressful.  For that reason it’s a good

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  • 7 tips for new parents on handling visitors

    You’ve just had a baby and there’s a (hopefully orderly) queue forming of people who want to visit your newborn.  Handling visitors when you’ve just had a baby can be tricky. The people who want to come and see you will all be loved ones, but at the same time many new mamas feel like

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  • To the mama on the brink of breaking

    Dear fellow mama,  “It’s just a bit of crying.” That’s what you keep telling yourself. When you tell your friends and family the crying is starting to grate on you (understatement of the year), they nod and smile with sympathy. Some might even make a joke about earplugs being essential for the baby days or

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  • Proud to be a selfish mama

    I am a selfish mother. And I am completely OK with that.  Last weekend we went out-out. We left the kids with their grandparents, and headed into London where we had a lovely lunch at a grown-up restaurant.  This was a restaurant where kids did not exist. There was not a kids’ menu. There was

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  • 20 signs you’re a mum of two

    When you become a mama to two children, there are a few things that only you will know.  The chaos ramps up several notches as does the mess, and there are no words to describe your sleeping patters after welcoming your second bundle of joy.  Here are 20 signs that you are a mum of

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  • Being mean mummy

    I was in a race against time to get my daughters to bed the other day. They were throwing out delaying tactics left, right and centre. I wasn’t having any of it.  Bath. Book. Bed. Now.  The fun parent would have indulged them in one more game of hide-and-seek. The fun parent would have let

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  • Embracing the chaos of kids 

    If I were to compare myself to a character from Friends, it would have to be Monica. I love a clean house, almost as much as I love a glass of wine on a Friday night! Before kids I had a cleaning routine which involved smaller jobs during the week when I was working and

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