• What 5am looks like at my place.

    By on April 21, 2015

    It’s 5am. Really it’s 6am, and I know this because the oven clock has pre-daylight savings time. I can’t bring myself to change it, because daylight savings is hell enough as it is and if I can remember that it technically USED to be 6am, it’s that much bit more bearable. Charlie, however, has no idea about daylight savings....

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  • VIDEO: Why co-sleeping is no sleeping

    By on April 1, 2015

    When I first saw this Charlie was 4 months old and I thought it was hilarious but would never happen to us because he was an angel who always slept in his cot. Fast forward to now, and this is currently MY LIFE. Oh dear.

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  • My laughing bear.

    By on March 18, 2015

    There is really no better sound in the entire world than a baby laughing. Forget crawling, sitting up, eating solids… the milestone I was hanging out for was Charlie’s laughter. Months ago, I remember mentioning to my dad that while the bear smiled a lot, I couldn’t make him laugh. ‘I’ve tried everything!’ I complained. (Mainly tickling, to be fair.) My dad...

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  • Little miracles.

    By on March 2, 2015

    I had some mixed reactions to last week’s epic whinge (mainly along the lines of ‘Go to bed earlier, you dummy’) and so I decided I would attempt an earlier bedtime. I tried. Really I did, but in a house of night owls where we think about dinner at 8pm and I do most of my writing at night, it’s near impossible. Plus,...

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  • An epic, headache-fuelled whinge ahead.

    By on February 21, 2015

    So Mr Chick goes back to work on Monday. For months he’s been tag-teaming it with me and as of Monday it’s going to be all me, all day. Probably without the mini-morning sleep in I’ve come to rely on like a crack fix, but if he has to be in an office somewhere by 9am I can’t see that happening...

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