Category Archives: Motherhood

Nanny at 100: What family looks like

This weekend, while the rest of the country goes Olympic mad cheering on Team GB as they rack up the medals at Rio 2016, Zephyr and I will be busy with our family celebrating a somewhat different milestone: On this … Continue reading

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Lost in Lactation: Miserable musings of a moaning mum

Lost. I feel so lost. Like I put myself down somewhere and I can’t for the life of me think where. Glimmers of my former self are scattered all around the place. Like discarded rags, unopened bottles of ketchup and … Continue reading

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10 things I miss about life before parenthood

I’ve been a bit quiet on the writing front these past months – partly because I’ve been uber-busy, but also I realise, because I’m over the saccharine-coated “isn’t parenthood wonderful” phase and have waded head first into the quagmire that … Continue reading

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The forgotten side of the vaccines debate

The recent measles outbreak in the US has made it nigh on impossible to open a newspaper or participate in social media without facing a barrage of opinion pieces by people anxious to foist their strongly-held views about vaccination on … Continue reading

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The big secret about becoming a mamma… and how you can prepare yourself!

If you were to position yourself discreetly in the corridors of maternity wards or between the biscuit jars at children’s centres around the country, you might be lucky enough to catch snippets of conversations between first time mums. And once … Continue reading

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Birthing Zephyr: Ideas for a natural birth

When I first conceived of this blog post I envisioned an introduction to my birth story – a tidy, compact way to present my own birthing experience as a prism through which to see a different side of birth: one … Continue reading

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