I honestly had no preference on gender when I was pregnant. I had a huge bump (9lb 12 baby!) so I was convinced that we were having a boy and I was happy with that. I must admit though, a small part of me was delighted when we saw she was a little girl and the main reason for that is…the outfits! It’s terribly shallow of me to admit that but I love shopping for my little girl. When I was young, I would spend hours dressing up my Barbie dolls in different outfits and then when I became a teenager and beyond, I loved fashion for myself. But because we don’t have mountains of space and babies grow out of clothes and shoes at the speed of light, I try not to buy too much and it’s harder than you’d think to create a capsule wardrobe for a one-year-old. View Post

I really like dogs but I have no desire to own one. They’re needy, messy, smelly and noisy – exactly like children and I already have one of those. I sometimes hear other parents get annoyed when childless folk compare puppy owning to raising a small child but it doesn’t annoy me. To be honest, hearing stories from my puppy owning friends, I think they do sound pretty similar. Here are some ways that I think toddlers and puppies might not be that different. These are also the reasons that we have a cat.

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As a working mum, I sometimes find it hard to be stylish. Gone are the days where I could spend my Saturdays leisurely browsing the shops in town or my evenings soaking in a nice bath with the latest copy of Grazia. As a result, I feel a bit behind. The typical ‘mum uniform’ seems to be comfy jeans, a t-shirt and Converse and although I love that look (I own two pairs of the latter) I don’t want to give up on my fashionable days quite yet and I try to keep up with the youngsters as much as I can (urgh, using the work ‘youngster’ makes me feel 100). View Post

When I was pregnant, I read countless blogs, books and baby bibles about mum friends. ‘Find other mums to hang out with’, they said. ‘No one else will understand what you’re going through’, ‘you must only talk to other humans who have procreated’! Now I have nothing against making friends purely because they have children the same age as yours, but I actually haven’t made any mum friends myself. View Post

Whoever says, ‘I slept like a baby’ has clearly never had one. Either that or they’re one of those annoying parents whose children are ‘good sleepers’. Don’t you just hate them? The Queen has never been a good sleeper and adults are weirdly obsessed by this. Honestly, whenever I meet a new person and tell them I have a young child, the very first thing they ask is ‘is she a good sleeper?’ To this I usually say, ‘no, she’s crap’ and hope that this kills the conversation and luckily for me, it usually does.

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