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motherhood

  • The One where I go on Mum Strike

    Tweet I’m pretty tolerant when it comes to domestic stuff – not even my best friends could call me fastidious. But I do like things to be clean and fairly tidy. Unfortunately, like many…

    August 19, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Daddy’s boy

    Tweet My son and his father have an incredible bond, and I’m particularly fond of this photo, taken a few days after we brought our boy home from the hospital, because there is so…

    February 20, 2013
  • Hilary Mantel is wrong – Kate is NOT a plastic princess

    Tweet Has the author Hilary Mantel actually met the Duchess of Cambridge? I suspect she hasn’t. Either way her comments* that Kate is ‘designed by a committee’ with a ‘plastic smile’ are really very…

    February 19, 2013
  • Family bond

    Tweet This is one of my favourite photos of me, No 1 Son and Man of the House (you didn’t think it was *really* old, did you?) It was taken on a day out…

    January 30, 2013
  • Mother’s pride

    Tweet On Tuesday night we went to prize-giving at No 1 Son’s school. It was wonderful to see the expressions of bashful pride on the boys faces as they left the stage clutching envelopes…

    January 10, 2013
  • 10 Easy Ways to Annoy Your Teenager

    Tweet One of the benefits of the holidays is the chance to spend quality time with your offspring. Or not, given that my offspring prefers to be out with his friends or up in…

    January 4, 2013