That awful moment when…

No one said parenting and motherhood in particular was going to be glamorous. There are some very yummy mummies out there but let’s face it if you get to the end of the day without being covered in at least one of the following: milk sick poo wee food snot dribble pen paint chalk glue …then […]

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All about nesting

Nesting…it’s a funny old thing isn’t it? Did you do much nesting when pregnant? How did your nesting instinct change with different pregnancies? Did you nest more with one child than another? I think I ‘nested’ with all of my pregnancies. Most of this involved a massive cooking session a few weeks before the babies […]

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The conveyor belt vs the tandem change

When you have more than one child in nappies at any one time how do you manage? I have tried out two different methods.The first is what i call “The Conveyor Belt” and the other I refer to as “The Tandum Change”. Each have their time and place and it is trial and error as […]

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How things change…

Before you have children, your life is awash with fulfilling great expectations. Far-flung trips, promotion at work and designer shoes or handbags and a nice lip gloss or posh face cream all tick the happiness box. Post-reproduction, we mums get our kicks from the small things in life…such as: Someone, anyone, cooks you dinner. Even if […]

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The busy mummies guide to breastfeeding

Breastfeeding a first baby is quite different from breastfeeding subsequent children…when you have more than one it goes something like this… The first few days… the days and nights merge into one big long day when everyone sleeps except you feeding can be a bit awkward even if you have done it before – different babies feed differently […]

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An open letter to my children: part one

Dear Children, You will never know…. the elation I felt when I discovered I was pregnant with each one of you the combination of excitement and anxiety I felt during each of my pregnancies the amazing sensation of having you wiggle about inside my tummy the combination of impatience, fear and joy I felt as each pregnancy […]

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