My Home Birth Experience

7.15pm on the 11th October. I was reading a story book to our daughter, or maybe it was Josh reading and I was sat in the same room, but I definitely felt a twinge then. Perhaps it was something I ate again? This had been the case on Sunday night in which cramps had...
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Our Day Out at Drusillas Park

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is a small zoo aimed at fairly young kids (aged 2-10) and is quite simply THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH OF YOU ARE NEARLY THREE YEARS OLD. We headed there last week as had an unexpected weekday available as a family and in my endeavor to try...
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How to Project Manage Your Pregnancy

My day job for the last 15 years or so has been working in the digital marketing world, helping companies build websites and software. My job morphed from the early days of selling advertising in the back of trade magazines to being "the one that's good with...
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Hello! I’m Vicki, a working mum from Brighton in the UK. I am married to a wonderful man and we have two little girls – one arrived in 2014 and one just recently in 2017. I went back to work when my first daughter was just 9 months old and since then I have been writing about the day-to-day life of being a working mum and how much fun it can be despite the fact that it’s also a manic juggling act.

Raising My Daughter Vegetarian

I had always flirted with being a vegetarian back in school especially after having attended the local environmental fair one year. I decided that meat was murder having seen the slaughterhouse conditions and sad eyes of farm animals in the pictures on the leaflets...

Blogger Recognition Award

Last week Aleena from mummymamamum.com was kind enough to add me to her list of bloggers for the Blogger Recognition Award. It's one of those posts that is used to help bloggers reach out to one another (a bit like the Liebster Award which I did last year) and I'm...

My Breakfast Showdown with a Toddler

Life was much easier when we used spoon feed our daughter. There was no breakfast showdown then. We would be able to get her to try most foods and sometimes she might even swallow what was on the spoon rather than spit or out, dribbling down her chin.  Covered head to...

Review: Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

This weekend we headed off to Komedia in Brighton, which is fast becoming my favourite venue for kids stuff, to see Oskar's Amazing Adventure. It's a play for young children with puppets, dance and song based on the book by Colin Granger and Lisa Smith and this show...

My Top 13 Tools for Running a Mum Blog

I have been working in digital marketing (in various roles) for over ten years and blogging for six years. I used to run a travel blog called wayoutfar.com but it's taken a bit of back seat since launching thisbrightonmum.com last year as travelling with a toddler...

Day Out at the Women’s March on London

On Saturday we donned our banners, wrapped up warm and got on the train up to the Women's March on London which is a grassroots movement that started up in the wake of the US presidential election. A lot of the words that Trump flung around during the run-up to the...

My Birth Story

They started at 6.30am on the Friday. I usually wake-up this early, so early that it’s pitch black outside and I know I could be getting more sleep. This morning however it was late enough to start reading the news on my phone and wait for the light to slowly creep...

Back to Work After Christmas

I took two weeks off from work over the Christmas period as I had a bunch of holiday to use up. At first it seemed like a great idea as I smugly bid an early goodbye to my colleagues. I'd spend the whole time off creating special moments with my small person - you...

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