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New Parents: This is What You DON’T Need

New Parents: This is What You DON’T Need

Two of my good friends are currently pregnant. So as a responsible A-type mother, I did what all born list-makers and spreadsheet lovers do and edited my most recent version of The List and jauntily sent it off to them via email. What is The List I can hear you asking? It’s a spreadsheet that’s … Continue reading

Bragging About Ben

Bragging About Ben

For a mommy blog, I really don’t brag enough about my kids. The thing is, I know that type of thing can get annoying – your own children are always far more charming to you than they are to anyone else. Also, the term “mommy blog” always makes me gag a little bit. And I … Continue reading

This is My Little Prince

This is My Little Prince

I’m calling him Prince Ben at the moment. Because he is my little prince. And because, like the rest of the world, I’ve been caught up in Royal Baby Fever. I wouldn’t call myself a royalist, in fact I’ve tried my hardest to be cynical about it all. But I just can’t muster up even … Continue reading

Putting Away the Tracksuit Pants

Putting Away the Tracksuit Pants

For the most part of this year I’ve been wearing the same boring maternity clothes. All of them have stretchy waistbands, most are tent-like and none of them are items I want ever crossing my path again. I also lived in tracksuit pants for the first few months of Ben’s life because they were the … Continue reading

Three shall be Four

Three shall be Four

Exactly three more sleeps until I meet our second child, our first son, and the fourth member of our family. It is a surreal time. We have been such a complete family unit for three years now and soon that routine, that familiarity and the working cogs of our little family will be thrown into … Continue reading

Chronicling The Bump

Chronicling The Bump

As this is the last time I’m going to be pregnant (unless life has other plans!), I wanted to chronicle the bump a bit. I’m not a fan of cheesy photography (e.g. newborn babies in teacups or wrapped up in gigantic bows) but I’m so chuffed with these pics by my friend Robyn Rose. She … Continue reading

Today You Are You

Today You Are You

Today is my last day in the office. I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant and heading off on maternity leave. And my brain and body are both ready. This isn’t a platform to grumble but my back is aching and I’m bone tired. And I can feel myself starting to switch from “work” mode to “mothering” … Continue reading

Nesting 101

Nesting 101

Spurred on by my recent baby shower, the nesting instinct has just begun to set in – with a vengeance. For those who haven’t gone through this bizarre experience, I’m going to attempt to explain it in a few simple sentences: You will go missing for long stretches of time and can usually be found … Continue reading