I have never been a ‘mumsy-mum’ – infact before I fell pregnant I was about as maternal as a rock. You will never hear me use the words ‘precious’ or ‘bubs’, polite mummy conversation at the checkout makes my teeth stand on end, and I don’t subject the world of reams of Facebook devotion. But having a baby has profoundly changed me, I love her in a way it’s difficult to explain on paper. It’s the most powerful thing I’ve ever experienced, it’s made everything look different from crossing the road to which type of detergent to buy. I am here to keep her safe,to keep her happy, to show her how wonderful life can be, to teach her to be a decent person. And to teach her that, along with the rest of her generation, she must play her part in ending the absolute madness that the world seems to be in the grip of these days. Read more
I have a baby now. Five little words to sum up the supernova that exploded into my life 2 months ago. I had 9 months to prepare for the arrival of Mollie, and of course was epically unprepared when she got here. But that wasn’t for the lack of information out there.. oh no there is an astounding amount of material available, books, apps, websites, forums, baby centres, magazines, shops, catalogues, you name it. And that is of course excluding the abundant freely given advice of the ravenous masses the second they see you have a bump. But there was a few things that nothing and nobody prepared me for, so here are some of best bits, in my humble opinion, that nobody told me about. Enjoy!