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3 and a 1/2

If I’ve learnt anything from the past year and a bit of motherhood, it’s that time really doesn’t stand still. Things move and change so quickly. I’m finding more and more that I really want to take some time to document our lives –…

February 27, 2019
baby scan flatlay with navy babygro, tan sling and sleepyhead nest
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A New Year, A New Baby

At 33 weeks, this might be the latest pregnancy announcement post that’s ever been… though it’s not really an “announcement”, as such, I just wanted to talk about it here! So yes… In June last year I found out I was was expecting our…

January 17, 2019
breastfeeding mothers n field with blonde child
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On Not Censoring Breastfeeding

I had no idea when I had my son that I’d carry on breastfeeding for 2.5 years. Sometimes, especially when I say it out loud, like that – two and a half years – I can’t believe we’ve lasted that long.…

May 13, 2018
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2

We’re more than a few weeks past your second birthday; a whole month has gone by and I’m doing a terrible job of keeping track of the things I know I’ll want to remember. So here are a few thoughts on you at 2.…

October 1, 2017
18 months
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18 Months

A few weeks ago, my little boy turned 18 months old. It seems unreal to me that he’s been around that long. That I am a year and a half into the best and most challenging job* I’ve ever had.…

March 9, 2017
C Peach illustration Soren
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Dear Soren

Writing and receiving letters is a beautiful thing. In this age of instant communication, with its dizzying variety of communication methods, we take for granted “being in touch”. A lot of the time what we communicate is throwaway, a few lines speedily tapped out, which…

February 9, 2017
baby social media
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Social media baby: the ethical dilemma

How many times have you opened social media to find you've been tagged in a photo that you wished you hadn't? I sometimes wonder how the babies of today will feel when they discover the internet. And specifically, their faces all over it.…

January 4, 2017
babywearing mother on beach
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Femumism. (Or how feminists helped me feel like a mum).

  When I got pregnant I did what I imagine most expectant parents do: dreamed up tiny toes and eyelashes, a button nose and baby-gro bum; imagined cuddly mornings and kissing a sweet downy head. All of this felt natural, to me; I couldn’t wait…

December 7, 2016