Category Archives: single mother by choice

I wrote to my donor

This has been niggling at me for a while, so I sent a card to the clinic last month and asked them to forward it. I didn’t include my contact details and explained that I didn’t want to strike up … Continue reading

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I’ve waited for this day

No, it’s not his first word or haircut or buying his first pair of shoes. We’ve finished with formula! Huzzah! The breastfeeders among you probably won’t share my euphoria but bottlefeeders might recognise my pain after a year of making … Continue reading

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My boy is one

The cliche about time slipping by quickly when you have a baby is true. This time last year, we were still in the maternity hospital, expecting to be discharged on day five. Instead, we were taxied across town that day … Continue reading

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We have childcare!

Well, fingers crossed. A few weeks ago, I secured a place in a local creche starting mid-October. I had left it until February to start looking and competition is keen, so I’m lucky to have found a decent one within … Continue reading

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You know you’re watching too much pre-school TV when…

You’re humming the theme to the Furchester Hotel in the shower A creaking in the supermarket reminds you of the sound the Pontipines’ window makes when it opens You recognise Daddy Pig’s voice in an insurance ad. Oh dear. “Peppa … Continue reading

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Post-partum joint pain is gone

You know when you’ve had pain or discomfort for a long time and you suddenly realise it’s not there any more? A bit like constant noise in the background that disappears without you noticing. That’s what has happened in the … Continue reading

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Happy 2017

Seems a long time ago now but Christmas was a special one for me this year. My boy was oblivious despite the Christmas jumpers he was forced to wear (the only present he got from me) but I loved it. … Continue reading

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