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Parenting With Anxiety

Parenting With Anxiety

I’ve always suffered from anxiety, but, since I became a parent, most of my anxieties have revolved around Max, and the possibility that something might happen to him. Here’s what it’s like to try to parent when every day seems to present you with yet another thing to worry about..

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Life’s too short for…

Life’s too short for…

When I wrote about outsourcing my ironing a couple of weeks ago (It went really well, by the way, just in case you were wondering: everything basically came back to me looking brand new. I’m too sacred to actually USE any of it now, obviously, for fear of spoiling that crease-free …

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Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?
Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?

Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?

Before I had Max, I often used to hear people talked about ‘baby brain’ – a kind of extreme absent-mindedness apparently brought on by pregnancy and birth. “That’s not a real thing,” I thought, with all of the confidence of someone who had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. “That’s just people using their kids as an excuse for their own stupidity!” Then Max was born. Here are just a few of the things I’ve done since then…

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In Defence of Ironing Everything
In Defence of Ironing Everything

In Defence of Ironing Everything

This week I finally did something I’ve wanted to do for years now: I arranged for a local cleaning service to come and take care of my ironing. Here’s why…

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The Things You Do When You’re Awkward AF
The Things You Do When You’re Awkward AF

The Things You Do When You’re Awkward AF

Why, why, what a terrible time to be alive, if you’re prone to over-thinking…

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Diary : Toddler Jetlag & Post-Holiday Blues
Diary : Toddler Jetlag & Post-Holiday Blues

Diary : Toddler Jetlag & Post-Holiday Blues

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To anyone out there worried about the prospect of taking a toddler on a long-haul flight, my best advice to you is this: don’t worry about the flight. Worry about the jet-lag, instead. Because, the thing is, all flights, no matter how long they seem, eventually have to end, don’t they? …

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How I Deal With Misophonia (Or try to…)
How I Deal With Misophonia (Or try to…)

How I Deal With Misophonia (Or try to…)

Because yelling at people to stop being so bloody annoying just isn’t socially acceptable, sadly…

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Stair Remodel | Before & After
Stair Remodel | Before & After

Stair Remodel | Before & After

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We really hated our dark, suburban staircase, so we knocked down the walls and replaced them with glass. Here’s the finished result…

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Decorating Mistakes We Made With Our Baby’s Nursery
Decorating Mistakes We Made With Our Baby’s Nursery

Decorating Mistakes We Made With Our Baby’s Nursery

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When first-time parents try to decorate a nursery, there are bound to be a few mistakes along the way…

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Diary | April According to my iPhone
Diary | April According to my iPhone

Diary | April According to my iPhone

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OK, I know April is just a distant memory to most of you by now, but I’m really keen to do some more of the diary-style posts I used to write back in Ye Olde Days of this blog, and April seemed as good a place as any to start: mostly …

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Diary | Easter 2019 in Photos
Diary | Easter 2019 in Photos

Diary | Easter 2019 in Photos

How we spent our second Easter as a family of three.

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9 things I do to save time every day

9 things I do to save time every day

How I’m juggling a baby, a business, and everything in between. Or trying to, at least…

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Diary | How to Survive Two Solid Months of DIY Hell

Diary | How to Survive Two Solid Months of DIY Hell

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As our stair remodel enters it’s third month, I look back at some of the ways I’ve been trying to survive it.

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