Newborn Baby Essentials, A Checklist for City Mums

Being a city mum comes with its own set of challenges. Therefore I’ve drawn up a list of all the things you will need to prepare for the first 6 months of your big arrival.

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What to Expect in the Fourth Trimester

Books and antenatal classes will tell you things about newborn poop and how many nappies are normal. But what they won’t tell you is how it feels to suddenly become Mum and Dad…

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The Hidden Costs of Breastfeeding

Before having my baby, I attended an NCT breastfeeding course where we were told three key things about breastfeeding. That it is (1) possible for everyone (2) free and (3) convenient. However for me, it was none of these.

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The Most Glamorous (Private) Parts of Pregnancy

Everything ‘they’ won’t tell you about pregnancy. From vomiting and burping to constipation, the H-word, swelling, every type of pain, and (sorry) more…

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Amawrap Newborn Baby Sling Review

In this post I look at the benefits of babywearing, review the award-winning Amawrap sling and explain the key differences between baby slings and carriers.

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My Birth Story Part 3: How It Happened

This blog post is the last of three where I reflect on what it was like giving birth and tell my story of how it happened…

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My Birth Story Part 2: How Was It?

It’s a question most people ask after you’ve had a baby… But the question has a few problems, and I have a few problems with the question!

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My Birth Story Part 1: No Epidural

I gave birth in a London hospital ‘the natural way’ with no epidural, and ever since it seems that everyone has an opinion about it. Here’s what I think.

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Things I’ve Missed Most During My Pregnancy

A lot of things changed for me when I became pregnant. While it’s all natural and part of the journey, I’m still human, and as I count down the days until baby, here’s what else I’m looking forward to (it’s not what you think!)

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Samambaia Project: A Zero Waste Pop-up in London

Samambaia Project is a new pop-up restaurant in London that takes up the challenge of zero waste cooking and challenges you to see sustainability as the new normal, and not just a hype.

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Smells Like Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful, wonderful, meaningful times in a woman’s life… Or something. Who am I kidding, it stinks!

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Olloclip Photography Lens Review for Smartphone

Olloclip make clip-on lenses for both iPhone and android, basically equipping your smartphone camera with superpowers. Using a different lens, get creative with a range of wide-angle, fisheye and close-up shots…

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Should You Go to the Baby Show?

The Baby Show is the largest pregnancy and parenting event in the UK and an absolute must for first-time parents. Read for my top reasons to go, which day to attend, and helpful tips for making the most out of your visit.

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Rancho Valencia: The Perfect Babymoon Hotel

I think I may have found the world’s best hotel for spending a babymoon… I honestly can’t fault a single thing at Rancho Valencia. And also, complimentary Porsches, what? Come see for yourself!

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The Three Biggest Pregnancy Questions

For many of us, pregnancy opens a door to a vast new and unknown world, of which you’ll no doubt have a few thousand questions. But for the sake of this blog post, let’s talk about the top 3!

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California Dreaming of The Most Millennial Babymoon

A babymoon may be a millennial thing, but it’s a great idea for anyone who is expecting. Read for my tips and thoughts on planning a babymoon, from choosing where to go to where to stay.

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10 Things I Didn’t Know About Pregnancy

As I reflect on trimesters 1 and 2 with the benefit of hindsight, here are 10 things I didn’t know (and probably should have known) about pregnancy!

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The Day The Stick Turned Blue (I’m Pregnant!)

After months of keeping it secret, I am happy to announce my biggest news ever: I’m pregnant! Here’s my story about the day I found out.

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How Much Does Your Skincare Really Cost?

Comparing skincare products is actually a lot less straightforward than it should be. Different sizes and product packaging make price cross-comparisons difficult, while there remains a significant lack of transparency over what goes into them…

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Why Everyone Should Get the Flu Jab

Although the flu vaccine is aimed at vulnerable groups, even the healthiest adults can benefit from the flu jab. Read on for why you should consider getting the flu jab every year.

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The Easy Peasy Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be difficult. Rather than tell you what to buy, this post is aimed at helping you figure it out with practical tips on how to plan and where to find inspiration. Just don’t leave it to the last minute!

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