Coming soon

New blog post on the way. I’m just giving The Mother Board a little tidy.

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A mother’s work

I write this sitting in an empty bath because it’s the only place I won’t be disturbed. You might think the sofa would be a more conventional and comfortable spot to lounge whilst scribing my daily notes, but it’s far too obvious. As for lying in bed, well, that would be just plain awkward if […]

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Making mum mates

Early in my first pregnancy, my husband was offered a new job in another country. At the time, we were living in my hometown – a spot that’s kind of perfect for raising kids and is round the corner from family and friends. But, excited by the adventure of moving to a place we didn’t […]

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And breathe

(Originally written in 2014, a few months after my first child was born.) Maybe it’s the incessant tiredness that makes everyone seem so annoying. Or maybe it’s just that everyone IS so annoying. Definitely the latter. Since becoming a mum, I’m definitely not as tolerant of other people as I used to be. In fact, […]

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Pregnancy is a marathon

Pregnancy really is a lot like a marathon. I know this because I completed the mammoth task of running 26.2 miles a few years ago. But even more demanding (and comparable to pregnancy) was the six months of training I was faced with after signing up for the Edinburgh race. I started drawing comparisons between […]

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New meanings

I remember the days when a lie-in meant sleeping until I was ready to face the day – usually 10.30am, or later. Now, it’s a rare treat that, when it does happen, means sleeping until backup is needed downstairs (usually 7.30am). When you become a parent, some things take on a different meaning. For me, these […]

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First solo trip

My first child-free overnight stay was almost two years after becoming a mum and I was raring to go (sort of). A good friend was holding her hen do a short flight away, which was exciting and daunting in equal measures. Needless to say, everyone (the hen party and my family) survived and I had […]

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