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being a mummy

  • Being a mum makes my heart sing

    Tweet On Sunday I was chatting to No 1 Son about movies; there isn’t anything new about this, we talk about movies, and TV, history and politics a lot of the time. But when we’d finished talking it…

    November 19, 2014
  • Waiting to exhale

    Tweet Next week my little boy is going on his first holiday abroad without me, or any other responsible adult in tow; just him and a friend. The fact that he’s old enough to…

    June 18, 2014
  • Competitive Fancy Dress Syndrome: are you at risk?

    Tweet My twitter timeline is currently full of mums worrying about what their kids are going to wear for World Book Day, or making fancy dress outfits for various events, or trying to find…

    March 2, 2014
  • A Letter to my nine-year-old self

    Tweet Dear Elizabeth, I know you were too frightened to get on to the ice rink at your friend’s birthday party last week. Everyone was trying to persuade you to give it a go,…

    December 16, 2013
  • Is this the best summer ever?

    Tweet I loved being in London last summer – the buzz created by the Olympics was fantastic – but this summer is definitely my favourite ever. Not just because of the Royal Baby and…

    August 11, 2013
  • Win Hello Kitty book sets

    Tweet I’m a firm believer that it doesn’t matter what kids read, as long as they’re reading something. When No 1 Son was very small we used to teach him to recognise the letters…

    July 6, 2013
  • Precious baby clothes

    Tweet As your kids grow up, there’s a limit to how many of their clothes you can hang on to, but I decided to keep these baby clothes for very sentimental reasons. No 1…

    May 12, 2013
  • Win possibly the cutest baby toys ever

    Tweet Oh I really wish Little Bird Told Me had been around when No 1 Son was small, because they stock the most adorable baby toys, rockers, playmats and mobiles. I particularly love the…

    April 19, 2013
  • In praise of the Mums Only holiday

    Tweet No 1 Son was about 18 months old when I was asked to go on a work trip abroad for the first time. There were two reasons I didn’t feel I could turn…

    April 11, 2013
  • Win a fantastic Chicco stroller

    Tweet Our very first stroller was by Chicco, and I can still remember the overwhelming feeling of freedom after months of pushing around a fairly cumbersome pram. So light and easy to manoeuvre, and…

    April 2, 2013