Reflecting on a year of being a mum of two, or “for …

I’ve been a ‘mother of two’ for just over a year now, and amazingly have managed to keep everyone alive, health(ish) and happy (mostly). I can’t say it’s been a breeze, because some days it’s been really bloody difficult. My top three sentences in the last year have been:

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A plea: Non parents, don’t desert your parent friends!

I have hardly seen some of my previously close friends since I became a parent of two. This is for a few reasons, but it does upset me a bit so I’ve been thinking about why: Friends never get my full attention in restaurants or coffee shops because I am: Stopping Athena from emptying the sugar bowl/salt shaker/ water jug Asking…

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I am the mum who…

I’ve seen this post a few times on peoples blogs and I love to read them, its always so interested finding out more about a person in their ‘mum’ role. Donna tagged me (you can read her post here) so I thought i’d join in! I am the mum who… Hates the word ‘mum’. I never called my mum ‘Mum’…

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Maternity style: Monochrome

The vast majority of my maternity wardrobe seems to be in varying shades of black. This wasn’t the case last time but I sold anything that wasn’t breast-feeding friendly pretty much as we were moving house and I wanted to get rid of it! However I quite like black, it’s easy to accessorise and can all go in the same…

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Preparing to Breastfeed a second baby

I will breastfeeding baby boy when he arrives, I’m teaming up with Medela, the worlds leading producer of breast pumps and accessories and I and plan to  document my journey for prosperity and in the hopes that my experience will help someone else. I do want to point out though that although I believe that everyone should try (and then try a…

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Tips for taking your baby swimming with Huggies

We’ve been going swimming at least once a month since Athena was born and her first trip was when she was 9 weeks old. She loves being in the water and will happily splash around to her hearts content, going down the slides (even the big flume that you have to climb up all the steps to get to, but…

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Review: Bravado sweetpea nursing bra

I’ve been cycling the same four nursing bras in the fourteen months I’ve been breastfeeding, but for the last few weeks I’ve been wearing a new nursing bra from Bravado. Bravado isn’t a brand I’d tried before but would definitely look at their range in the future after trying this one. The Sweet Pea nursing bra is made of super…

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Thoughts: Returning to work

Today I am returning to work after 13 months of maternity leave. It is going to be super strange to walk back into ‘my’ hotel, my first baby really, and not be the boss. I am 100% happy with the person who is the new me, after all I’ve known him for a long time and he learned how to…

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