Nothing can prepare you for the moment you are handed your baby. You really have no idea how you are going to feel until it happens. When I had my first baby, Fraser, he was tiny – really tiny – and everyone kept commenting on how small he was but I didn’t notice, I was ...

Have you started the new year with a new baby? It’s a challenging time – so the odd worry is par for the course. Try and remember that each obstacle you overcome allows you to add to your pot of experience which will make you better at coping next time. Here are our top five ...

If you’re worried about bringing in 2014 in style when you’ve got a bun in the oven – we don’t blame you! It can be hard to feel in the party mood when you’re eating, drinking – and dancing – for two. Here are our top five tips for celebrating in style…   Dig in ...

Today my son turned 12.   And every year on my son’s birthdays,  I set aside some time, both with them and later when they are asleep without them, to allow my mind to roll back to the day he was born.   I remember the lead up to the day, the combination of overwhelming ...

Being pregnant at Christmas: you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it. This week… we’re hating it. Next week, come back and find out the good news!   If you’re going to be pregnant this Christmas, be warned – it’s just about the least festive you are ever going to feel. First up, when you’ve ...

My motherhood began with a kick to the stomach in the middle of yoga class. I thought it was a muscle twitching but nope it was my baby girl saying ‘Hi mama!’   It is overwhelming. I am the first of my close friends to embark on this journey and you don’t know what you ...

It’s the love – indescribable to anyone except a mother; an ache in my heart that can’t be matched.   When I became a mama to my first girl, the light bulb moment came when I ‘got’ the meaning of life – the circle of life just made sense.   As my girls grow, so ...

It seemed crazy impossible that I would ever forget the magical moments of my son’s 18 months.  The day he first spoke, the day he first walked, what he ate, what made him laugh, the funny things he started saying as his speech capacity caught up with his mind.   But I have forgotten so ...

Christmas when you’re pregnant can be all sorts of not much fun. You can’t fit into your favourite party dresses, you can’t have a glass of bubbly, your morning sickness makes the smell of turkey pretty much the worst thing ever and your swollen feet turns Christmas shopping into a real chore…   So if ...

My motherhood is, in a nutshell, complicated.   I think it’s true what they say about nothing prepares you for becoming a parent and here I am, ten years later, and I still don’t have a clue what I’m doing. There is a lot of learning on the job that I didn’t expect, I honestly ...