I love you, I hate you.   As with many of my posts, I am putting down on paper a conversation I have had with hundreds of women over the years.  It started with my personal experience and has grown into a theory that resonates with so many that I think it is worth sharing ...

Welcome to the world Little Prince George Alexander Louis   It is kind of exciting that this sweet little baby prince has been born, in some ways he is all of ours.  We will see so many photos of him as he grows up – we will feel we know him, and we will track ...

Remember sleep? It’s that thing that makes you feel human the next day: you might recall it from before your baby was born. And one day, you might experience it again. But in the meantime, here are some tips on how to cope when you’re not having very much…   Share the load… Right from ...

Miscarriage   My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 5 months.  I was absolutely devastated.   I had spent most of the previous ten years worrying about getting pregnant and doing everything in my power to stop this from happening unexpectedly.  I assumed getting pregnant was as easy as switching a vacancy light on ...

This Song is for You   In each of my pregnancies I had a song that was a constant refrain throughout the nine months.  They were different songs, both equally obscure…but they came to me and found their way to my vocal chords more and more frequently as I rub, rub, rubbed my growing tummy ...

One of the major perks of pregnancy is great boobs. Big, bountiful, lust inducing boobs.  This was such a total oddity for me – as I have always been flat as a pancake and happy with my meagre bosom.  And so I played around with the reactions – I really dressed to my new amazing ...

Did you have a certain style you thought you’d follow before your little bundle of joy came along? So did we. Here are the five mama plans you’ll always tear up…   You thought you’d only buy hand-painted wooden toys… Here’s the truth: if it’s plastic, makes a cacophony of random beeping noises and doesn’t ...

Confession.  I gained a lot of weight in each of my pregnancies.  I remember looking wistfully at my still small wrists in my 8th month, and thinking this is the only part of me that has not swelled to thrice its size.  But it all felt kind of fine, because I figured it would all ...

This is a tiny little tip… but a very, very good one.  If you are in the market to buy a new car to fit the new family in.  Buy an automatic.   When I was pregnant with my first, we had to get a sensible car, which meant the old Saab convertible had to ...

No More Scary Stories   Why is it that so many women feel compelled to tell pregnant women scary birth stories?  They actually seem to relish passing on the gory details with an expression of cruel delight as they watch the recipient wince and recoil in fear. Like an old soldier describing his battle wounds ...