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Hi everyone! Welcome to my first blog post since becoming a mum of three! Firstly – thank you all so much for your wonderful words of kindness and congratulations – once again, it was completely overwhelming and absolutely lovely of you all! In the end, and after a WEEK (yes really!) of early labour, Elizabeth Jean shot out one day early on the 12th October weighing a healthy – and not too giant – 7lb10oz. Not in Waitrose freezer aisle. Not in a layby on the M11 but thankfully, as planned in hospital in Cambridge – phew! But… a girl! Crikey! We were...
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 A few months after the idea for the Nappy Bag sprang into my head - after getting caught out just one too many times - I was lucky enough to be introduced to Paul Lindley, the brains behind Ella's Kitchen and, more recently, Paddy's Bathroom.
Also with a background in TV, Paul is a parent entrepreneur that is a constant inspiration to me; he had an idea based on that same thought 'there must be another way to do this'. His invention of the Ella's Kitchen food pouches, revolutionised the baby food industry - and his new range of natural, fun...
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TV presenting can be challenging at any time but I think perhaps that pregnancy is the hardest time I've faced in the last 15 years on screen. It's an incredibly special, uniquely private and personal few months and yet, for better or worse, you're sharing this time with millions of people. Feeling good in what you're wearing is absolutely the only way through and so I was thrilled to discover luxury maternity clothing label Tiffany Rose when I was first pregnant back in 2010 - I've been a huge fan ever since as the clothes are beautiful, interesting, flattering and above...
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Time. We measure it in seconds, minutes, hours, days, years… and so in theory, all time should be equal. Except of course it’s not. How can Friday afternoons at work take so very long to drag by, and yet you can lose nearly five years in the blink of an eye?! That is, of course, what I’m sure many parents are also asking themselves as they sew (or, if they’re like me, iron!) the last few name labels onto brand new, tiny-sized school uniforms and try and steel themselves not to sob at the school gates along with all the other newbie...
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Saturday afternoon. Husband miles away watching a bunch of blokes I don’t know bashing ten bells out of each other on a muddy field for the first rugby match of the season (in fairness, he is the coach!) Kitchen is covered with the detritus of an earlier ‘rainbow biscuit’ making session with my three and four year old, the dishwasher, dryer and washing machine are chugging furiously away yet again and the carpenter is sawing noisily upstairs. In other words, a totally normal scene. Totally normal too that my third trimester baby brain has entirely forgotten that two community midwives are...
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Sacha Langton Gilks, lead champion for the brain tumour charity HeadSmart contacted Becky to help increase awareness of brain tumour symptoms during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Sacha lost her 16-year-old son David to a brain tumour in 2012 and is now lead champion for The Brain Tumour Charity’s HeadSmart campaign http://www.headsmart.org.uk/ How common are brain tumours in children? Every year in the UK, about 500 children and young people are affected by a brain tumour. On average, 130 of those will die. That means brain tumours kill more children in the UK than any other type of cancer. Of the children who survive, 62 per cent are...
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When I was about 15 I decided that what I couldn’t go even one more day without painting my bedroom purple. A beautiful, strong, rich pinky purple. And not only that, to really, really set the colour off, it also needed spray painted silver spots. Lovely. But what – I hear you cry – about the ceiling?! A pinky/purple bedroom with spray paint silver spots can’t just have a white ceiling. Of course not, I would have scoffed knowingly. To really, really get the full effect, the ceiling would be completely covered with lightly scrunched silver foil carefully stuck between the...
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Becky writes about the new Meningitis B vaccine with an introduction of her involvement with the Meningitis Now charity.
"Last year I had the huge privilege of being invited to Bagshott Park near Windsor, home of the Earl and Countess of Wessex for a charity lunch in support of Meningitis Now. The Countess of Wessex, the charity's royal patron, hosted the luncheon with wonderful warmth and generosity - also proving that our mothers were all right to say 'don't slouch at the table, you never know when you might have lunch with royalty!'
It was an inspirational event (at an incredibly beautiful...
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Like 18 or so million families across the UK, I’m bang-slap in the middle of what my mum would call the ‘Rush Hour Of Life’.  Building a career, starting a business, caring for an ever-increasing family, being a wife, a friend, a daughter a sister… It’s so easy to overlook the very real joys of a very lovely life in the hour by hour busyness, activity and (occasionally) chaos. A couple of years ago, a friend pressed a book on me called ‘The Happiness Project’ by Gretchen Rubin saying that it had changed her whole outlook. This best selling ‘self help’...