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.

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...

A Sunday Afternoon at the Baby Rave

Last weekend, on a mild Sunday afternoon during Halloween weekend, me, Miss Toddler and our friend Traci, donned our scariest party outfits and headed over to myminidisco at Brighton's Komedia. It's essentially what's known as a "baby rave": a place where parents can...

Working From Home With a Toddler

So today is Thursday which is the day that my employer lets me work from home for the day. It's also a day that I have The Toddler with me rather than her go to nursery. It's meant that we can keep the nursery costs down (they ain't cheap!) and I get to spend more...