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Four things I never thought I’d need (and now use every day)

It seems unbelievable that this time a year ago I was already 6 months pregnant and getting pretty excited about the arrival of my baby boy. A quick look at the archives makes it clear that one of my main concerns was what I did and didn’t need to buy for his arrival.
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Happy Birth Control

Did you watch Business of Being Born by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein? I know there are mixed feelings about this documentary but I loved it. Sometimes you need to be a bit one-sided to get your point across and this film totally does that for natural birth.

The team is back with a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a documentary about hormonal birth control, Sweetening the Pill. I just made my pledge and will have my eye on the count down in case the project needs a last-minute top-up. In case you can’t tell, I really want this movie to get made!

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The four worst on-screen births

One of the unexpected downsides to having a baby is that I can no longer watch Grey’s Anatomy without wanting to throw my coffee at the screen. The same goes for Private Practice, Offspring or any other show that involves a lot of babies being born.

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Don’t get a crib

Having read this article on the connection between business and the mommy wars, I’ve been thinking about how so many posts on parent blogs are geared towards getting people to BUY stuff. I’m therefore starting a little series called “Don’t get…” offering a light-hearted look at some of the things new parents perhaps don’t need quite so badly.

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Don’t get any toys

Having read this article on the connection between business and the mommy wars, I’ve been thinking about how so many posts on parent blogs are geared towards getting people to BUY stuff. I’m therefore starting a little series called “Don’t get…” offering a light-hearted look at some of the things new parents perhaps don’t need quite so badly.

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How to sleep like a happy mama

Let’s talk about sleep, baby, let’s talk about you and me, let’s talk about all the waking and the nursing that will be…

I can’t decide whether to write this post or not. Because if you’re looking for advice, I don’t have any. None. Seriously! I’m a parenting blogger and I have ZERO advice on how you could get your children to sleep earlier/better/longer/bring you breakfast in bed. I mean, I imagine you’re already doing all the obvious things like breastfeeding, rocking, singing, not clashing metal pans near their head.

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Babywearing in the winter: Tips and Tricks

Ah, babywearing. So simple, so easy, so practical: just you, your baby, a piece of material. But wait, what about when it’s cold? Or windy? Or raining?

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Post-partum bodies, fat-shaming and freedom from clothing sizes