Convincing children to eat their vegetables can be like trying to convince a drunk friend it’s time to go home (if you can cast your mind back to your child-free youth for a moment). They will almost definitely resist both verbally and physically, there are often tears over lost loves, tantrums about not being Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

When I was packing my hospital bag, I was so excited about ‘the baby’ I hardly thought about what ‘I’ might need in hospital. But here is a list of a few essentials that were either recommended to me or came so incidentally useful that I think you should know about them too: Knickers. Big Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  NEWSFLASH: Going away with a little one is doable, and can even be enjoyable. In fact, there is a sound argument which states the younger they are, the easier it is. Babies basically want to be warm, fed, cuddled and rested which they can do in most places so they don’t mind long-haul flights Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  So you’ve had the baby, figured out which end is which, and completed the first few terrifying/exhilarating trips Outside-The-House without major incident (NB: a “poonami” doesn’t count as major. I have honestly dealt with three today already: one load of washing done, one to go…) and suddenly it dawns on you that this parenting Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  The following is very personal account of the hours, days & weeks of recovery following the delivery of my daughter via csection. I have gone into possibly too much depth to give you an idea of what it is like, & to try to cover some of those details that no-one tells you about. Read More…

11th November 2015  |  2 Comments

  When my daughter was two months old, my husband called from work and asked how I would feel about moving to London for six months to a year. I said “sure why not?” This either makes me very adventurous or slightly insane. Nothing was decided yet, but the possibility was there and we were Read More…

11th November 2015  |  3 Comments

  When I made the decision to be a full-time stay at home mum, almost 5 years ago now, I decided that in order to best take care of myself and my child(ren), I would need to enlist some help a few hours/week. At first I used someone only 4 hours/week so that I could Read More…

11th November 2015  |  No Comments

  Paris. The city that has inspired poets and artists for centuries, with its iconic art and architecture, cafe culture and air of romance, has also inspired three overworked sisters-in-law; mothers to 9 1/2 children between us, to get off the treadmill of life for a long weekend and embark on the ultimate girls getaway. Read More…

19th October 2014  |  No Comments

A wise man once stated something so truthful it made it on a Sweaty Betty bag, Even morning sickness 😉 #3 will be making his/her arrival in early March! For all of you who will still be bootcamping with me at that point, rest assured class will be running as usual at least halfway through February. Read More…

1st September 2014  |  No Comments