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How a pair of trousers made me feel yummy again

As you may have read previously, I’ve been struggling to find my “Yummy Mummy” self recently. You can read more about my quest to become a Yummy Mummy here, but to summarise I’ve been living in Marks and Spencers jeans and not really caring about my appearance too much: “Yes that is baby sick on my jumper… and my trousers… and my shoes…oh, and in my hair.” My life changed about three weeks ago, when I entered H&M on Oxford  ...

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Co-sleeping: *How* do you do it?

We have just returned home early from a fairly disastrous holiday (more on that to follow). One of the main disaster factors was that Busby refused to sleep in her travel cot, and continuously woke up during the night. We foolishly forgot Ewan the Dream Sheep. (Stupid, stupid parents.) And the recommended app was not quite a magical dream sheep… On the last night I decided that co-sleeping was the answer: there are only so many 5am walks around Southwold Common one parent can do with  ...

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But I haven’t got a stitch to wear!

I’m attending a Brighton Blogger meet up on Saturday hosted by the lovely Laura from Lola and Behold. I’m looking forward to chatting to some like-minded people (well, adults), doing a bit of networking, and also having a break from the Teething Monster!! However, I’m stuck. What do I wear? Pre-Busby my wardrobe mostly contained dresses for work, Preg-with-Busby my wardrobe became about comfort (maternity jeans, big jumpers, comfy tops), and my current  ...

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Busby, Motherhood

And we’ve got our bedroom back…

Busby napping in her cot yesterday afternoon Last night was the first night that Busby slept in her own room, in her big cot (no more head-banging on the top of the moses basket!). I might have sobbed slightly when handing her over to Nick for her last feed before bed… My little baby is no longer the small newborn I once knew, and it breaks my heart. Soon she’ll be eating real food, then she’ll be talking (she’s already mastered “buh” and  ...

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Maternity Leave Plans?

Holy pee-stick of creative opportunity When I found out I was pregnant the creative light at the end of the career tunnel shone brightly; it’s not that I dislike my day job – I love the people I work with, and at times I feel challenged. There just isn’t much opportunity for a creative outlet, and as very creative person I often felt suffocated by numbers, spreadsheets and jargon! However, as the two lines on the pregnancy test(s) appeared as did the new opportunities they  ...

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