Category Archives: Family

the new normal

   How long did it take you to get back to normal after having your baby? It’s a question I hear frequently from brand-new parents, often with a hint of desperation. I’m not sure how to tell them that, nearly … Continue reading

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savouring the moment

I was talking with a friend last week, whose eldest daughter starts primary school this month. I asked her the usual questions – how are you feeling about it? will you miss her? – and her reply really got me … Continue reading

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what my mother taught me about body image

I am eight years old, standing with my mother in a Tunisian hammam. It is a female-only session and all around me are naked women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I see a small, grey-haired Tunisian women, her breasts … Continue reading

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the brown-eyed boy who changed my world for good

Last week our eldest child turned three. Every parent says it – I can’t believe how quickly time passes now that I have children. I’m concurrently waiting impatiently for whatever phase they’re going through to pass, and wanting time to … Continue reading

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what we did: bramhall park

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this is my happy {monday}

1. A happy boy, proud of his colouring. 2. My cutie-pie sleep thief finally snoozing. 3. New-to-me shoes. 4. Big bro/little sis cuddles – this girl adores her brother!

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twinfaces

These little faces make me happier than I ever thought I could be. And here’s the one that started it all:

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explaining the bad stuff

Last week, someone broke into our house while we were all in bed and stole a number of our possessions. Guy and Lucas discovered the damage and missing items when they went downstairs the next morning. They came straight back … Continue reading

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our newborn shoot with nurtured with love

  Neither Guy nor I are huge fans of posed photography, but one of my regrets with Lucas is that we didn’t get any studio newborn shots. So when my friend Stacey, one half of Nurtured With Love Photography, offered us … Continue reading

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i used to be a gentle parent

Before my second pregnancy, I definitely considered myself a gentle parent. I had one relatively easy toddler who had not yet reached the difficult stage of doing the exact opposite of everything I said. I didn’t get much sleep, but … Continue reading

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