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Seven things I’d totally forgotten about having a new baby

It’s 15 years since I had my first baby, so when I found out number two was coming it was an amazing surprise. You can read about that here.However, one thing I had not bargained for when Seth was born in February is how much I had forgotten from the first time around.He’s now six… Read More Seven things I’d totally forgotten about having a new baby

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What it’s really like being 44 and pregnant

Last summer aged 43 I found out I was pregnant. Both me and my husband could not have been more shocked. Fourteen years after having my first child in a different relationship, eight years of trying and four miscarriages we couldn’t believe we had finally conceived. I’ve blogged about our journey here.So what is the reality… Read More What it’s really like being 44 and pregnant

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Eight years, four miscarriages, one booked vasectomy and a big shock

Just over eight years ago I met my new partner Stuart and fairly quickly we knew we would like to have a baby together.  He did not have children but had formed a lovely bond with my son, then six, and we were keen to compete our little family with a new addition.  My pregnancy… Read More Eight years, four miscarriages, one booked vasectomy and a big shock

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Getting my knickers in a twist about ‘that’ comment, the Royals and raising boys

Last week the American ‘journalist’ Lara Spencer kicked up a storm when she publicly mocked Prince George on national television for taking ballet classes.The television presenter hooted with laughter on Good Morning America at the notion the young royal, according to his father, ‘absolutely loved ballet’ and said to Prince William: ‘I’ve got news for you,… Read More Getting my knickers in a twist about ‘that’ comment, the Royals and raising boys

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The big move to secondary school – ten things I’ve learnt from the first year

Moving to secondary school can be tough – not just for the kids. I cried my eyes out last September watching Harry get on the bus for the first time. Here are 10 things I’ve learnt since then. There’s a lot to remember Primary school is a doddle let’s face it and it comes as… Read More The big move to secondary school – ten things I’ve learnt from the first year