Sometimes you should just listen to your mum.
In the past when my mother has had a brilliant idea, I’ve ignored it until someone came up with the same idea. Then I’ve told her what a great idea it is. She hates that.
But my mother has had five babies, so when it comes to pregnancy, I listen, and her latest tip on pregnancy has changed my life and given me more free time.
My first-time maternity clothes don't fit, and they are also the wrong season so I've had to buy a few things so I can get dressed for work.
Ghastly maternity wear is another story, but the few pieces I purchased I do like - however, I found myself distracted by a bunch of clothes that don't fit.
Listen: By simply throwing out clothes you don’t wear, Robin gets more sleep. (post continues below)
Most mornings before work, before sunrise, I was battling with my over-supplied wardrobe. In the darkness, I pulled on clothes that were too small with zips that wouldn't do up and dresses that got stuck at my chest.
I love being pregnant and I don't wish to be smaller, but the regular morning routine would make me feel crappy.
The struggle was unnecessary. I am almost 40 years old and my mum told me how to simply re-organise my clothes.
"When I was pregnant, I packed away all my clothes that didn't fit," she said.