• A Second Baby: My Hopes and Fears

    I feel like my two pregnancies have been different in so many ways. I’ve had completely different symptoms and the biggest change has been how I’ve been feeling emotionally. I think with Violet’s pregnancy, I didn’t really know what to expect, so it was a constant excitement and apprehension that goes with anything new. This

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  • Violet is ONE!

    It seems like only yesterday that Violet was born  and now she’s a ONE YEAR OLD. I just can’t get my head around how quickly the year has gone! Sadly, on her birthday, she woke up lots in the night with a streaming cold, she had a really awful nights sleep in our bed (meaning

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  • My Maternity Leave Round-Up

    And just like that, my maternity leave is over. Like a giant countdown clock in the sky thats been ticking louder and louder until the familiar music plays, my time is up and it’s time to face the reality of working life again. In fact, this time tomorrow I’ll be at work, which seems a

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  • Is blogging a real job?

    “Blogging – it’s just a hobby isn’t it?” – a line I’ve heard all too often! When I tell people ‘No, actually it’s my job’ I just get a weird look and a raised eyebrow. The subject is quickly changed as I think people must think I’m kidding myself or they don’t really understand. I

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  • The Aviva Community Fund: One of our Brighton winners is….

    In association with The Aviva Community Fund 2017 The Aviva Community Fund is a really fantastic initiative, so I was thrilled to meet one of last year’s winners late in 2017. This week, after months of build-up, entry writing, voting and anticipation, the 2017 winners were finally announced, with over 590 worthy community groups awarded funding by the Aviva Community

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