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My name is Catherine and I am mum to Noah, or the bear as we call him (because he growls at things –lions fine, but also hedges, cars and birds). We live in Oxford with Mr Dad. The bear arrived in August 2008, a month early and taking us all by surprise, having just come down from the stepladder the night before, I had been busy putting the finishing touches to the redecoration of our house (I blame the nesting instinct). Mr Dad works hard, commuting to London for his job, so every minute with the bear is precious. I run my own PR company, working a three day week, leaving as much quality family time as possible, but at the same time working hard to build up a successful business and make the best future for our family. We have a lot of fun, and through my mummy blog share the tears, tantrums and truly magical moments of parenthood – and maybe in time, the arrival or a little brother or sister for the bear.