F*!?rs

When my eldest was about 6 months old, I called my husband at work and asked if he could be home before bathtime. His colleague, a dad himself, heard us on the phone and said to him: “The sooner she realises she can’t rely on you, the better for both of you”. I don’t...
Oh

Oh

Let’s face it, the first days of parenthood are far from plain sailing. You’re learning how to completely look after another, very important, human being who cannot tell you what they need, while healing from an often arduous physical feat and dealing with the many...
Crib Sheet for Visitors

Crib Sheet for Visitors

Just a few words for grandparents, in-laws, helpful relatives, friends, healthcare professionals and strangers on the street. Thanks to all the lovely mamas who contributed.Things To Say to New MumsHow are you getting on?What’s changed since I last saw you and the...
In It Together

In It Together

We exist in a society where women are often presented in extreme contrasts – the Madonna vs whore, high-heeled boardroom dragon vs bedraggled hippy mum, pumped up Jordan vs minimalist Posh. As you begin to get your head around your changing shape, suddenly you are...
The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

At what point do you become a mum? When you meet your baby for the first time, or 9 months before that when you feel a little stirring in your tummy and think “Could I be pregnant? Or was it just wind….”Those first few days after conception, as with all aspects of...