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Varicose veins – the pregnancy symptom people rarely talk about

Pregnancy is no walk in the park. If anything, it’s an exhausting marathon, with countless obstacles to push through before you reach the finish line. This is Rosie’s third time going the distance and, as amazing as she’s been throughout this pregnancy, it’s really taken its toll on her, with painful varicose veins being the worst symptom of all. Though…

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Our home birth story – plastic sheets, birthing pools and no paracetamol

When we told our friends and family that we planned to have a home birth for our second baby, a lot of them thought we were mad. But being such a home body and having had a painful third-degree tear during her first labour in hospital (and subsequently finding out that mums are statistically less likely to tear if they…

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Why I’m celebrating kindness milestones with my boys

As parents, it’s easy to get obsessed with how your child is developing compared to their peers. When you see other parents online, proudly posting photos of their perfect babies, smiling, sleeping through the night, talking, crawling, counting, taking those tentative first steps (while yours seems a million miles away from doing these things), it’s natural to worry that your…

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A sneak peek at our new pink bedroom

When Rosie suggested a ‘pink theme’ for our new bedroom, I originally balked at the idea. Pink? In OUR bedroom? OUR ROOM?!! Not a chance. But after a few weeks of not-so-subtle lobbying from Rosie and just a dash of self-reflection from me, I eventually came around to the idea. Call me ‘under the thumb’, but ultimately: I’m not averse…

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New Mum Diary: surviving our first few weeks as a family of four

Honest guest post from my amazing wife, Rosie. I’m such a worrier. Before we had our second baby, Hugh, I spent nine months worrying. Worrying about whether our big house renovation project would be ready in time. Worrying that the baby might come early. Worrying whether or not the home birth we had planned would all work out. Worrying about…

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