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Getting ready to host the Tommy’s Awards

I’ve recently opened up about having a miscarriage back in 2012. It was difficult to go through as I felt my body had let me down. I felt like such a failure in my first brush with motherhood. I decided not to talk about it publicly at the time as it was something I needed to process on my own. In the last year I’ve seen more people online sharing

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Buzz is now THREE!

Because of the book I’ve obviously been looking back a lot to the early days with Buzz. The first time we met where I was taken aback by his sparrow-like tiny frame, crying because he wouldn’t stop crying in his newborn days, my heart melting at him first saying ‘Mama’, the first time he hugged me back, the first time he told me he loved me… it’s hard to believe

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Happy Mum, Happy Baby has landed!

I’ve been very open about my nerves over HAPPY MUM, HAPPY BABY finally being published. It’s been emotional to have something so personal making its way onto book shelves and there for people to read. That being said, I’ve also been very excited! Before publication day last Thursday, I was treated to a wonderful launch party in Polpo on Shaftesbury Avenue. The room was filled with my friends, family and

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Buddy is ONE!

This week an unexpected, yet highly predictable, thing happened. Buddy turned one. More so than with Buzz, this seems to have really crept up on us. Obviously he’s been getting bigger, become far more agile and is keeping us on our toes a lot more (we’re permanently on our feet ready to catch him or retrieve him from danger) – but still, it seems so sudden for him to have

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Motherhood is flipping amazing, but it’s tricky and unpredictable too

Writing books is a pretty isolated experience. Hours, weeks, months are spent in my office staring at my computer screen, with me either talking to myself or spending far too long pondering the best way to describe an action, or emotion. Occasionally I’ll have music on that inspires the particular chapter I’m working on, or sometimes silence is preferred. Every now and then I’ll stare at the screen not knowing

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Audio books aid my BIRTHDAY!

When my editor at Hodder asked if I’d like to record the audio book for HAPPY MUM, HAPPY BABY myself, I leapt at the chance. I’d voiced (is that even the term?!) my two novellas previously, but this was four times the length and much more personal. I guess the fact it’s so ‘me’ is what really led me to agree. I couldn’t imagine anyone else saying the thoughts I’ve

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The Joy of Podcasts

I feel like I’m late to the party here as Podcasts have been around for blooming ages, but I’ve recently decided to listen to a few and have become hooked. Actually, less hooked and more obsessed. I should’ve started listening to them sooner, I realise this now. For some reason the idea didn’t make sense in to my brain when I could’ve just listened to the radio or to some

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Time time time

One thing I’ve realised I need more of is TIME! Time seemed to disappear at the end of last year at an alarming speed. Deadlines crept up on me a little quicker than expected, and I felt I spent a lot of time playing catch up with myself and my to-do list. The time I’d put aside to breathe and be a friend, a wife, a sister, a daughter, and

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Christmas is over and a new year is here!

With Christmas came the end of VLOGMAS (I made YouTube videos every day in December in the lead up to the big day), then with the New Year came the end of working on page proofs for Happy Mum, Happy Baby (which is published in just 7 weeks!). Therefore it’s no surprise that I’ve started the year feeling much lighter and ready for what’s to come. Even the horrid throat

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‘Putting yourself out there’ is a daunting prospect…

Well, it’s been a few weeks, hasn’t it! I’m so so sorry about that. I’ve been caught up in deadlines for Happy Mum, Happy Baby. I’m now onto the page proofs, so get to read the whole thing once more. It’s overwhelming knowing that the next time I hand the text back over to my editor is the last time I’ll see it before it goes to print. This is

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