Diary of a Housewife

I’ve recently been through all my old ‘Diary of Housewife’ cartoons and re-scanned and edited them so they look better on screen. You can see them all in my cartoon gallery here.  I’ve also been drawing a few more cartoons for the same series based on my experiences of my second pregnancy….

Fielding advice on pregnancy and parenting

There is so much advice and information out there on pregnancy, labour and parenting that it is overwhelming, and everybody has a different opinion. Cue brain meltdown if you try to listen to it all, so I’m going for a state of blissful impartiality and procrastination over decision making on every subject instead.    

Things you can’t eat when you are pregnant

There are such long conflicting lists of things that you shouldn’t eat when you are pregnant that its hard to remember what’s OK to put in your mouth. I found that the best source of information on the subject was Emily Osters book ‘Expecting Better’, which details the research studies and explain why things are consideredContinue reading “Things you can’t eat when you are pregnant”

Belly polishing

I got given some Neal’s Yard Remedies Mothers Balm for Christmas -it’s a 100% blend of oils and beeswax to nourish and prevent stretch marks, and I’m not sure if it’s having any effect on the stretch marks or not but the shine it produces on my bump is amazing! You can practically see yourContinue reading “Belly polishing”