A Bun In The Oven

8 Things not to say to a pregnant woman

When you reach that stage of pregnancy where it’s obvious that you have a bun in the oven and haven’t been eating too many cakes, you suddenly become ‘approachable’ to strangers.  People you don’t know, or those you occasionally nod to will suddenly want to talk to you and know everything about your unborn baby.  […] Read more…

9 Signs You Are Broody

9 Signs you are broody

I was the girl who played with dolls and still has her favourite doll Amy.  I was the girl who made my little brother pretend to be a baby when we played.  I wanted to be a nurse, a hairdresser, a teacher and a lawyer, but above all else I wanted to be a Mum.  […] Read more…

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Real Life Birth vs Movie Birth

I have given birth to a tiny human.  Twice.  And whilst my birth stories are different, it is more than fair to say that my experience of giving birth was like nothing that I had ever seen in the movies.  Neither was pregnancy.   Being Comfortable When 9 months Pregnant. Movies A pregnant woman is […] Read more…

Baby Brain Fails

Epic Baby Brain Fails

So although you and I have long known that baby brain is a real condition causing embarrassment and shame to Mum’s everywhere, now top London scientists have claimed the condition to be real. I would like to suggest to the top London Scientist people that further research needs to be conducted into the condition known […] Read more…

Is Your Relationship Strong Enough to Survive Having a Baby

Fist comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage… OK, so it may not happen quite this way, or in this order, but having a baby will be one of the biggest tests of your relationship.  How can that gorgeous innocent little bundle of joy create so much havoc in your […] Read more…

First Thoughts After Giving Birth

51 Surprising First Thoughts After Giving Birth

You spend the best part of nine months waiting for the first moment you see your baby. Nine months of excitement and terror in equal measure.  You spend the last few weeks begging them to come out NOW.  Then you abruptly change your mind after the labour starts and decide they can stay put.  You expect […] Read more…

Push Presents

Push Present: Hell Yes!

I don’t readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve. The pictures of the million dollar diamond choker around Kim’s neck complete with cleavage and seductive pout may […] Read more…

Pregnancy symptoms

Embarrassing Pregnancy Side Effects

When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child I was filled with mixed emotions.  Of course I was thrilled and excited.  But whenever I thought about the actual delivery bit I felt somewhat embarrassed at the thought of how exposed I was going to be.   A friend told me, “By the time […] Read more…

10 Things You Can’t Do When You’re 9 Months Pregnant

There’s no such word as can’t.  Except if it’s things you can’t do when you’re 9 months pregnant. Whoever came up with that little gem has clearly never come up against the obstacles faced when you reach the “if I get any bigger I am going to pop” stage of pregnancy.  I believe this is the […] Read more…

Pregnancy Bloom vs Pregnancy Gloom

Being pregnant is undoubtedly a blessing.  And some of us are doubly blessed in that we sail through pregnancy with very few twinges and are constantly heard saying, “I’m pregnant, not ill”.  Then there are those of us that have every symptom under the sun, and absolutely demand that you give up your seat so […] Read more…

10 Ways to Bring on Labour – A Not so Helpful Lowdown

Fed up?  Fit to burst?  Can’t remember what it feels like to be able to bend in the middle? Peed 25 times already today and it’s only 10 O’clock in the morning?  Ready to smack the next person who asks “haven’t you had that baby yet” in the face? I feel your pain mamma.  I […] Read more…

what the baby books don't tell you

What The Baby Books Don’t Tell You

I’ve just found out that a friend of mine is expecting her first baby.  Cue lots of girly squeals of delight and weeping tears of joy.  Now as you know as soon as you have a baby on board the whole world and their dog and flippin’ cat have advice for you. Not one to […] Read more…

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11 Things They Don’t Tell You About Childbirth

When I was pregnant with my first child I tried very hard not to think about the part where my baby made his entrance into the world.  I went along to the antenatal classes and listened to midwives talk about dilation in a room full of strangers with big bellies exchanging nervous and awkward smiles […] Read more…