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The observations of a twenty-something writer, blogging and blagging her way through mumhood, trying to raise an integrated member of society whilst chasing after a delinquent labrador.

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March 25, 2017

I've been asked this quite a bit. 

If I may be so bold, I'd rather see Edward Scissorhands down at the business end when I'm in labour than attend my own baby shower. 
For me, a baby shower is right there in my room 101, along with vow renewals, couples who share a Fa...

March 22, 2017

It's no secret that I'm less than a fan of baby books. 

On the whole, I find them condescending, unrealistic and I generally don't care for the tone when talking about the father. I'm a grown woman, frankly I don't need 'hubby' to totally bend over backwards for nine...

March 18, 2017

Oh, we thought we were out of the woods, didn't we? 

I figured that the particularly unstable symptom of losing my shit over the tiniest thing had long since passed, along with morning sickness (which actually struck again early one morning in month five, outside my hou...

March 16, 2017

A few people have asked me about a birth plan recently. 

Haven't the foggiest, if I'm honest. I'm rather hoping for an 'it'll be alright on the night' approach, although the closer my due date comes, the more I feel like someone who's signed up for the London Marathon...

March 9, 2017

I love my little house. We've lived here for three months now and we've really made it homely. Not home, it still doesn't feel quite like home, but homely. 

But dear lord, sometimes I'm bored. Not a passing Sunday wave of boredom that can be fixed with a distraction l...

March 2, 2017

I've grumbled about stupid advice before now. 

Sam actually got some really great advice a few weeks back. Whilst weighing up all the various pros and cons of differing baby classes in the Surrey area, he told me something one of his really rather well-respected colleag...

March 1, 2017

A few people have asked me lately where the name Blonde Mit Baby came from. 

The back story isn't remotely interesting, or trendy or even a classic pop culture reference. 

The name of my blog, created to express my inner-most thoughts on one of the most signific...

February 28, 2017

It happened last week. 

In front of the full length mirror in our bedroom, I was straining like an Instagram weight-lifter channelling the unique fury one can only experience from denying oneself pizza into hoisting a barbell, my face turned an unusual shade of burgundy...

January 31, 2017

A few weeks ago, something rattled the usually calm demeanour of my other half. 

He was talking about our impending addition at work and someone said
'Ah, see we did it the proper way - got a house, got married, had a baby.'. 

It pissed him off enough to come home and te...

January 25, 2017

I never understood why anyone would want to refrain from finding out the sex of their baby at the 20 week scan, and yet most people I spoke to told me to keep it as a surprise. 

Forgive me, but I think for any woman, getting pregnant in the first place is a big enough s...

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