June 18, 2019

With the summer holidays approaching and - hopefully - some sunny days to look forward to, it's time to talk sun, sea and sunscreen. 

Recent research has discovered that 49 per cent of parents don't know how to apply sunscreen and 46 per cent don't apply enough. This is...

April 8, 2019

Next week, Games of Thrones will return to our screens as season 8 - the finale - debuts on Sky Atlantic. I've never seen it, but realise I might be on my own there. People who watch it seem to love it, which goes some way to explaining the surge in GoT-inspired baby n...

March 30, 2019

I recently received a press release from Well Pharmacy with the relatable (although a tad long) title, "Mums are struggling to find the time to plough their way through a string of 'life admin' tasks". Well, Well Pharmacy, this ain't exactly news.

I am only writing this...

October 27, 2018

I recently wrote an article for Bella on how social media can have a negative effect on mental health - with parents being singled out as being particularly at risk. It seemed to resonate with a lot of people so I thought I should post the content of the article here,...

June 5, 2018

As a mother who (through indecisiveness and pure laziness) did not vaccinate her children against Chicken Pox, I'm now kind of wishing I had.  We've just come out the other side but this has been a loonnnng month - fuelled by pizza takeaways, Netflix, gin and all the l...

February 18, 2018

"Who would steal a buggy?!" is probably the most PG response I've had when telling people that ours was stolen.  Other responses have usually included the words 'bastards' and 'cunts'.  But buggy theft is a thing and - although the police officer I reported it to was i...

October 29, 2017

Step 1: Give yourself a 'wash' with a Huggies wipe and pick bits of sandwich/Rusks/rice cakes out of your hair. 
Step 2: Put on ALL the make-up you own, but haphazardly as you're (as always) in a massive rush, with one eye watching the kid/s and one hand batting a...

September 24, 2017

We travelled a lot with baby no.1 (thanks to having half your family in another country and a boyfriend who likes running marathons in random international cities) but didn't do a beach holiday with him until he was 2-and-a-half. Packing for that was fairly straightfor...

August 25, 2017

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!

Unless you've experienced vaginal prolapse, you probably won't care about this post and I imagine you'll skip right past it. But if you have, I hope this gives you some comfort. It happened to me and - as it turns out - a surprising number of m...

August 18, 2017

Breastfeeding looks so easy. Women just whip their boobs out, plonk the baby on and bish, bash, bosh, they're feeding that baby and sustaining life.  So easy, so natural and so commonplace. If you did an NCT course, chances are you attended some sort of breastfeeding w...

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