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Maternity leave…is it really just a year-long cake break?

Last year was a big year for our family. Dad drew his pension, my Grandma joined WhatsApp, and I gave birth to our son. And along with baby Tom, the majority of my pre-conceptions about birth, parenthood and maternity leave … Continue reading

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A love letter to Scarborough (and a bit of Filey on the side)

People say all kinds of stuff when they’re pregnant, I think mainly to stop themselves going under about the fact that life is about to completely upend itself. I have friends who when pregnant said they would still do a … Continue reading

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Notes from a small island, Part 2: Five go to Arran

It was our third family holiday in under three months, and as such we breezed out of the door a mere 15 minutes later than our scheduled leaving time. Yes, we smashed the steriliser just as we were about to … Continue reading

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The Llyn Peninsula with a newborn: Our first family holiday

I don’t suppose I’ll be the first woman who gets pregnant, and then makes a mental list of all their less than favourable traits, in the hope that they do not pass them onto the baby. For me, as well … Continue reading

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