Clocks Go Foward and I Daydream About Summer

It's been quite a lovely day all things considered. Usually this time of year will invoke a feeling of dread as the months of sleep training and carefully balanced timings are shot to bits as we collectively turn our clocks forward to welcome the British Summer Time....
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What it’s Been Like to Have a Baby in Intensive Care

Back in December, we had to rush 7 week old Ivy to hospital after she didn't get better from a cold she'd had for the previous week. I'd taken her to the doctor after the sniffle had started and they checked her out and proclaimed there was nothing on her chest, it...
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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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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.

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...

What Not to Do on a Christmas Road Trip

Over the next couple of days, families all across the country will be packing up the car with wrapped goodies and excited children and heading off to their chosen Christmas Day destinations. This may be with other family members or it could be at a hotel or resort...

The 5 Funniest Reasons for Toddler Tempter Tantrums

This year we have been privileged as parents to experience some of the most stunning toddler temper tantrums. As our little precious started to make sense of her world that little bit more, she also started to discover what she DIDN'T want. In those situations, it is...

How to Start Your Maternity Leave in Style

Around two years ago, I waddled slowly out of the local pub where myself and colleagues were having a goodbye drink, hailed a black taxi cab and went home to start my maternity leave. It was one of the most joyous feelings ever despite each step feeling like I have a...

Our Weekend in Hospital

Serious post alert: This past weekend, on the Friday night, it was hubby's birthday and we stayed up last drinking G&Ts and eating takeaway pizza. What a time to be alive! Little One had already had quite a bad day despite visits from her granny and had been...