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February 2013


How Do You Manage ‘Me Time’?

February 28, 2013

  It seems that recently a lot of my life has been about trying to be a bit more selfish. In the wake of my PND I’ve realised that actually, buy there’s not a lot I do for myself, buy ALONE, and before last week I had not been on my own without children since last November. I’m lucky to have both grannies willing to babysit but they would usually take either Elfie and Hux and I’d have quality time…

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Our New House: The Lounge

February 27, 2013

  We moved house about 6 weeks ago and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about it. When we first saw our old house I was totally in love with it. But I was also 6 months pregnant and the landlord of the place we were currently living had just put it up for sale and I didn’t want to end up moving into my parent’s house with a newborn baby. We did that once before when…

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Mummy Love: It’s Complicated

February 26, 2013

When I was pregnant for the first time I wasn’t sure of much. I was completely confused at what childbirth would be like, I didn’t know if I would breast or bottle feed, or even if I wanted to be a stay at home mum or not. But there was thing I was sure of: the love I would feel for them in that hospital room. I knew as soon as that baby was placed on my chest (or, as…

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MTT: Salted Caramel Cookies

February 22, 2013

So a couple of weeks ago around Shrove Tuesday, I was perusing Instagram as you do, and I kept getting visually slapped in the face by sweet things. Pancakes, cookies, fudge, MORE PANCAKES. Gawd. I’ve never been a huge dessert fan but since I’ve stepped into the realm of little scary white pills my appetite had kicked up a notch. And because I’ve also kicked up my exercise a notch (or two, lets be honest) I’m totally embracing it. Because…

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HELP! I Think I Might Have To Be A Runner.

February 21, 2013

As part of my ‘Become A Better Person Campaign 2013’ I have been trying to keep, or should I say GET fit. There’s been the pancake race (harder than it looks. Bloody hell) that almost made me vomit and coming up I’m planning on a 5k and a 10k. As I was unable to just wing the 400m pancake race I have come to the harHsh realisation that I won’t be able to wing the other distances, either. Which means…

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Hux At 9 Months Or Thereabouts

February 20, 2013

Huxley Harold. Our Bubby. When I’m with you my nose is permanently plastered to your neck, your ear, your hair. Because the smell of your baby creases is so delicious I wish I could bottle it and wear it every day, because I know before too long you’ll grow up and start smelling of PE lessons, cheesy feet and Lynx. One of the best things I like to do with you is go places, anywhere, the hardware shop the co-op,…

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How More Than Toast Is Making Money

February 13, 2013

You might have noticed as of late that there have been a fair few sponsored posts and ads appearing round these here parts. I wanted to hold my hands up to that fact and explain to you why. It’s always been a bit of an agreement that Will and I have had since Elfie was young that I won’t go back to work. At least, not proper London office-based 12 hour day-type work. Quite simply I couldn’t bear it if…

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The Lifesaving Hairdryer

February 11, 2013

  Do you own the hairdryer? I don’t mean do you own A hairdryer, I mean THE hairdryer. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read on… Pre-kids and during Elfie’s first couple of years I was a bit of a Brazilian Blowdry fanatic. Pricey, yes (I paid up to £200 a pop), but when I worked out how much time I spent blow-drying my hair and what I could have been doing with that time it was well worth it.…

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Oodellally Golly What A Day

February 6, 2013

Isn’t it typical that two days after pouring my heart out about Elfie’s disorder she becomes ill? Will and Hux have both been afflicted with man flu this past week and after thinking Elfie and I had escaped it, she fell ill this morning. She woke me up crying at 6am and was lying on her bedroom floor. I scooped her up – poor thing was all rolling eyes and floppy limbs – and deposited her on Will’s side of…

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CAH and Elfie: What It Is, How It Affects Us and Why It’s Making Me Run

February 4, 2013

  I‘ve written before about Elfie’s health problems, but have never gone into specifics about what is wrong with her. At the time I thought I was doing it to keep a little privacy for us all. But really I think it was because it was too hard. It’s only now that Elfie is 2 and a half years old that I’ve begun to come to terms with her diagnosis and the emotional upheaval we went through when she was…

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How To Be A (Good) Parent

February 1, 2013

Here are my tips on being a good parent… today with guest appearances from Elfie AND Hux! Spoiler, they include lipstick, speaking French and Kate Middleton.  HAPPY FRIDAY! PS: In case you’re wondering if this is a joke, yes it is. Apart from the wine thing. Always know when your next glass of wine is coming.   …

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