Category Archives: Parenting

The New ‘If You Are Happy And You Know It’

I have what can only be described as a first world problem. My beautiful, adorable son loves to be sang to sleep. Awwhh. He likes to drink his bottle or suck a soother, lie in my arms and drift off … Continue reading

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The New ‘ Wheels On The Bus’

Lullabies have long been used to prepare children for the world outside their nurseries. ‘Oh dear what can the matter be’ is not just about the inevitable confusion that arises from sending a young man ill prepared into a haberdashers … Continue reading

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Facts about First Time Motherhood

A thesis on some of the finer points of first time motherhood.  The first 6 weeks are hell There is no pretty way to dress it up, or tell it another way. And like Nam, you don’t know unless you … Continue reading

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The Post-Baby Diet

The post-baby diet has begun. My maternity wardrobe was too big (finally!) and my old wardrobe was too small. All I was left with was underwear even your granny would think was a bit prudish. I was in need of … Continue reading

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17 years later: Love is ……

This Moment + 17 years… Public displays of affection are for those incapable of expressing love privately. Without exception my only reaction to having a bouquet of flowers delivered to my office is thinking ‘how will I get that lot … Continue reading

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Review: Pilates for Preggos

I announced to my parents that I was pregnant and after the big hugs and excitement calmed down, my mother turned to me and in a stern voice said “Don’t eat too many sweets and start exercising now or the … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons about being pregnant

People tell you that being pregnant is the most wonderful and fulfilling experience of your life, and that really you are not a whole being unless you have gone through the joys of child birth. Now while I try not … Continue reading

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