The first few months are a blur of nappy days and sleepless nights. Your social life seems to disappear along with your sense of perspective, your waistline (that goes for daddy too) and that hot sex life that got you in all this mess…
Some years back, just a few months into motherhood, I was deeply in love with baby but not really digging much else about my daily existence. Having moved back to London shortly before giving birth, I felt cut off from family and friends abroad and booby-trapped by my little suckler.
Going to the library Under-5’s singalong and story session every Wednesday soon became the highlight of my week. It made me wonder how many other new parents there were in my vicinity, feeling lost in their new identities and desperate for some adult company. I envisioned launching some kind of social club that would bring local mamas and papas together in an artsy-crafty-foodie way, without necessarily having to leave their little ones at home.
Three years, two blogs and one more baby later, I’m thrilled to welcome you to Babes about Town. Here you’ll find a range of info and ideas to help make parenting in the city a little easier and a lot more fun.
We’re reaching out to new mums and dads but we’re open to anyone with kids in their life (grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles etc.) and everyone with a GSOP (great sense of play).
If you’d like to learn a little more, visit our About page, browse the site or better yet subscribe via email above.
In the meantime, please feel free to leave a comment – introduce yourself or just share whatever’s on your mind. In true Brit style, there’s nothing we love more than a cup of tea and a good natter. So pull up a chair and make yourself cosy, the kettle’s boiling.