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kim aikman
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Writer, Mama, Booklover, Blogger
Writer, Mama, Booklover, Blogger

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Hello from the other side of childbirth! My littlest girl is now almost 6 weeks old but she is still very much a curled up ball of sleepiness and hunger. I'm not really one for birth stories - I'm not sure why - but let me just say some things were the same...

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I'm playing the waiting game and it's agonising, but I'm trying to be at one with it and accept it for what it is, while also going slightly insane. My baby's due date it three days away and every day I'm experiencing little spells of contractions and backa...

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I've been trying for ages to write something about anxiety, but I haven't been able to work out what I want to say. A month or so ago, I agonised over a post and then somehow managed to accidentally delete it. I took this as a sign, but also, to be honest, ...

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I'm really good at remembering dates, which is great for history exams and appointments, but not so much for days you'd rather not recollect. I was going to have a baby this month. In recent weeks, there have been many humid, hot days, when I've thought how...

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"Be careful. Don't read too much news." This is what my doctor said to me last time I saw her. Wise words, especially when addressing someone with a baby in their belly and anxiety. And yet, it's pretty hard to turn away and block out all that is happening ...

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So it's a pretty standard holiday story. You go away and the kids swim and walk and cycle all day, eat foods that are normally treats, sleep well because they are physically exhausted, and are generally very happy to be lavished with attention from two pare...

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I love the end of the year - it brings a sense of closure and introspection and the opportunity to instigate some changes. In the last few days of 2016, I thought about what I want to focus on over the coming year and, in particular, over the next five mont...

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Helloooo there, strangers! Here I am on the over side of the epic move (not really but it felt epic to me), hurtling towards the end of the year at an alarming pace. I've tried to write a blog post a couple of times, but the words just weren't there. As is ...

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In a few weeks, we will be moving home. It feels bitter-sweet, as many moves do. We have been here six and a half years, the longest I have lived anywhere since I left my parents' house at 19. It's also the first house we have ever owned and lived in togeth...

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Seven weeks ago, I had a miscarriage. I was 11 weeks pregnant and on holiday with my whole family. My eldest boy broke his arm that week and needed surgery, so it really was a ridiculously shitty week. As my husband said, "at least it all happened in this b...
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