Ten Things You Need To Know Before Getting Pregnant

Chances are if you’re a first time mama to be like me then you’ll also be  blissfully unaware of what happens throughout that precious period.  Yes, we’ve all heard about morning sickness, tiredness and swollen ankles and we’ve definitely all looked out hopefully for the pregnancy glow but what about the things they don’t tell you?  Here are 10 things I wish I’d known before embarking on the ‘journey of life (giving)’.

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Recipe: Fifteen Minute Flapjack

Flapjack, anyone?  It’s the weekend, diets have flown out the window and frankly, what better way is there to get acquainted? Now, in the interests of honesty and because I don’t want you to think I’m a dirty great liar from the off, I should let you into the secret that…

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Maternity Leave: Week Two

The first week of maternity leave was punctuated primarily by phone calls from my loved ones; “Any news?  Any twinges?  Anything!?!”  I spent the entire week fielding calls and staying close to home in the distinct fear that at any moment this baby COULD ARRIVE. Which meant I did the sum…

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Maternity Leave: Why I Cried When I Left Work

Ten days ago I started my maternity leave.  Or as my loving husband says, I went on holiday.  I left the office on a Wednesday with a pile of cards and a hamper of baby goodies but for various reasons I still had some management training on the Thursday and…

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Let’s Get Nesting

Firmly into the third trimester, we’re 29 weeks in and up to our eyeballs in paint.  In the heady pre-pregnancy days, back when bending was comfortable and evening activities went beyond passing out on the sofa at 8pm, I decorated our smallest bedroom to make it into the office and…

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