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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Finding our feet

Relocating to another country at 15 weeks pregnant was no mean feat…

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Motherhood is all the things

I often get asked how motherhood is going – as does, I’m sure, every first-time mum. My answer varies, depending on my mood…

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Baby wearing saved my sanity

I first tried baby wearing when my eldest was four months old. Up until then, I was a dab hand at doing things one handed. I was also completely wrecked…

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