I grew up collecting Care-Bears, not likes on social media

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It’s has been 20 days since I wrote my last post about my deep dive into my headspace and emotional goals. People have been super responsive, and I’ve had some…

Holy sh!t: I think I’ve figured out life. My emotional epiphany.

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I think I’m having an epiphany. Is this what transcendence feels like? In a previous post I mentioned my anxiety about turning 35. But instead of charging full steam ahead…

BA, babies and business: travelling for work and leaving your babes behind.

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I am currently in T5 awaiting my flight to LA. I got up at 5.15am tiptoeing around the house planting kisses on everyone and snuggling with the cat before my…

7 things I’ve learnt, from 7 years of being a young(ish), woman in business.

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Social media can be a bitch for reminding you of things that you don’t want to think about at that exact moment, like when you’re waiting for a train in…

Why I said I’d never put my kid in private school….and then did exactly the opposite.

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This post has been brewing for a while, but I have been too self-conscious to post it. I am aware that as I write about my feelings about the UK…

Fat to fierce in the flick of an Insta? My journey discovering Body Positivity

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Recently I have been infatuated with the body positivity movement happening online, predominately, from what I can observe, on Instagram. I stumbled across one of the key opinion leaders in…

Leaving London: city to seaside and everything in between

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Well it’s actually happened. The skip came and went, I found the entire collection of the Disney fairies living behind a dusty bed, the moving truck took everything away, 8…

JUST. WRITE. SOMETHING. . . . . .

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Hello. I don’t mean that in an Adele, Hello, kind of way. I know I’ve not posted anything for a while, but I realise it’s not quite the same comeback…

Having it all: A health warning

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I wasn’t going to write this post. It has been sitting in my drafts for weeks. But here it is released from gathering cyber dust. Because it’s probably the one…

When you get a letter from the headmistress…

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Just another day, another check of that bloody school bookbag. I know they look cute carrying them around and to be perfectly honest, really are a great school innovation - adios...

Are we mistaking ‘Leaning in’ for ‘Meaning in’ ?

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I lap up all sorts of literature about women and working, can’t get enough of the stuff. Drives Ben bonkers, he thinks I’m obsessed, mainly because when I refuse to…

10 ”working mum hacks” to stop you losing your sh!t

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I was reminded by my lovely colleagues this week via a stream of kind e-words that it has been 4 years since I teamed up with Firefish, my current agency,...

Parenting in the digi-verse: how do we cope with kids and tech?

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6am “Muuuummm!” (spoken in one of those whispers that is actually more like a shout) “It’s not time to get up yet” “But the sun is up” “Yes, its morning but…

Intuition VS Google: Are modern mums forgetting how to parent naturally?

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As a researcher I spend a lot of time interviewing mums about their lives, their experiences, their worries and dreams. As a mother I interact with mums everyday, on the...

LOL: when your 4 year old starts doing ‘stand-up’

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One of the reasons I love having kids, and working with kids, is because kids are naturally funny. I don’t think adults laugh enough. If we all laughed a bit…

Travelling long haul with kids – is it worth it?

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If you can’t be arsed to read this post (I won’t hold it against you), then the short answer is yes. Yes, it’s always worth it. ..I think. Is it…

When mummy has to travel

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I am sitting blogging in my Brooklyn hotel. I flew in last night on a Virgin upper class flight. I watched Why we Are Here, a film I was desperate…

The one where we all got the nits

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Ben specifically told me not to tell anyone about this. I’ve never been very good at doing what I’m told. But that is the initial reaction with ‘the nits’ isn’t…

First day at school

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So it’s happened. He’s at school. There was so much focus on getting into the school in the first place it kind of distracted from the actual realisation of what…

10 things children do that defy the rules of science and the world

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1. When they’re really really tired they stay awake longer and cry. All I want to do when I’m tired and someone puts my head on a pillow is sleep….

The Art of returning to work post baby

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The trouble with being a researcher is you have this annoying habit of researching things you’re really interested in. It’s like an addiction, sometimes you don’t realize you’re doing it….

I am a full time working mum. I will not turn you into stone if you look me in the eye

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Earlier this year I decided I would return to work full time. I am now 6 months in and since making this decision I have observed an array of reactions…

Tips from a not-so-super mum

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People regularly say these things to me (and I’m not even joking, they really do)… “wow you’re amazing, how do you do it all?” “you look so refreshed, you never…

2014: Guilt-free living

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It’s only been 2014 for a few mins and already it seems like some quite big things have happened… The bin men finally took our bins after missing it in…

“mummy, do you have a willy?”

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So I thought I would just pause from the preggo updates to fill you in on child number one, aka Phoenix who is now 2.5 earth years. This is a…

And then there were two….

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Indiana joined the world 4 weeks a go today. It’s already hard to imagine life without her in it before. It’s been a whirl world experience this time round and…

Time….what’s that then?

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Time is such a beautiful thing. I look back at it like an old friend. Fond memories spent together doing things and making more time for doing even more things….

Two much, Two soon

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Phoenix turned 2 a few weeks ago. I mean, seriously, what the hell?! Two?! What?! Surely it wasn’t that long a go since I was on here complaining about feeling…

The nap dash

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If you are a mum reading this you will find yourself in this post. If you are reading this for an insight into life with a baby, then this will…

Can you have it all?

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I recently read a really fab blog post about encouraging more comments and debate on your site (if that was you please let me know and I’ll link, but I’ve…

Dear boobs…

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Tonight I am writing a letter to my long lost pre-baby boobs. We have a lot of catching up to do and there’s a lot to say so I better…

Can you be glamourous AND be a mum?

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Right, I’m just going to cut to the chase with this one….yes! Yes, really! You can be glamourous and be a mum, I promise! Here’s why… From the very moment…

I miss my labour…

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This is an abstract post that came watching Phoenix fall asleep in my arms this evening. Not my usual witty mutterings but hope you enjoy… Sometimes I find myself thinking…

Mummy skills you never knew you had

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Returning to work can be a bit of an anxious time. Questions like ‘will my brain still work?’, ‘will my nipples leak mid meeting?’ and ‘will I cry all the…

Tongue tied

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Another obligatory event on the motherhood check list this month – a trip to hospital. Phoenix was born with tongue tie which if you don’t know (and trust me, no…

What time is it?

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Over about the last 6 weeks I have been completely obsessed with getting Phoenix to sleep through the night. To be perfectly blunt I was totally over the knackeredness and…

Black Friday: The car journey from hell

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The next time someone comes to me claiming to be stressed I will point them in the direction of this blog post, ask them to give it a quick read,…

Harder than it looks…

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When I was pregnant I think I’d have been quite interested to know about some of the little things to do with babies that are much harder than they look….

Battle of the day time nap

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I feel like I’m playing one of those puzzle games. You know the ones with the plastic squares that you have to move around to make a picture? You get a…

Routine? What routine?!

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I haven’t blogged for a while as I fell out with the website. I spent 3 days putting together this entry in little snatches of time and for some reason…

Assessing the damage: post pregnancy body

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Hi all. Phoenix is now two weeks old! I have officially survived my first two weeks of motherhood. Wow, I am really doing this! I still have moments where I’ll…

HE’S HERE (MY LABOUR STORY)

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So much to catch up on! Where to begin? Phoenix Martin joined our world on Friday 23rd July at 11.04am weighing a lovely 7.1lbs. I'm just sitting here now watching...