Diary of a Mum part seven: Friends, old and new

Martha Alexander praises the patience of old friends and celebrates newfound neighbours "Friends show their love in times of trouble,” so said Euripides, and while I’m not given to quoting philosophers or feeling #blessed by...

Diary of a Mum part six: Finding my feet

Martha Alexander shares her first month of life with a newborn and reveals why she’s banning herself from google… I’d love to be able to say that I’ve found my feet and motherhood is a...

Diary of a Night Nanny: using a dummy

This issue, night nanny Georgie Bateman advises new parents Laura and Mike on the benefit of using a dummy This is my second week with Laura and Mike, caring for baby Polly who is now...

Diary of a Mum part five: Welcome, baby Robin

Hormones, nappies and travel systems are just the beginning, as Martha Alexander welcomes her baby daughter to the world I have given birth (one day’s worth of slow labour, one sweep, three uncomfortable baths, a...

Diary of a Mum part four: Waiting for baby

She may have said 'au revoir' to work for now, just don't ask Martha Alexander if she's going back... I have bought a swimsuit. I look exactly like Humpty Dumpty’s wife would, if he had...

Diary of a Mum Part Three: The Birth Plan

It may be a few months away, but Martha Alexander already has her birth plan mapped out in one word... I feel as though I’ve been pregnant for a thousand years. I’m so ready to...

Diary of a Mum Part Two: Discovering the Sex

In the second instalment, Martha Alexander discovers whether she's having a Girl or a Boy! Author: Martha Alexander Yippee! Everything people say about the second trimester is true. I’m up at the crack of dawn doing...

Diary of a Mum Part One: Help me I’m pregnant

Help me i'm pregnant - In the first of a new series we introduce Martha Alexander, who is finding it hard to come to terms with the fact she's pregnant. I should have known when...

Diary of a Mum Part 16: Having no more babies

My youngest is almost three. Three. How did that happen? I started writing Diary of a Mum when she was just a faint blue line on a white stick. Before I lost the final...

Local Mummy’s Top London Events in September

Baby London has teamed up with Local Mummy to bring you a selection of great events throughout September