During my years in England, it seemed almost everyone had heard of the Calgary Stampede, Exhibition and Rodeo. "What's it like?" people would ask, wide-eyed and in hushed tones as if it were a magical event.
Women after birth can look radiant and lovely, if they brush their hair, have a quick wash, put on some gloss and simply smile while holding their baby, but for most mothers that's the last thing on their mind.
Yes, Kate may be Royal. Yes, she may have a number of Royal advantages at her finger tips (that the rest of us don't) and, yes, she did look bloody gorgeous just hours after having her baby, but so the hell what?!
If a "dad bod" means having a protruding belly rather than washboard abs, then a "mum bod" involves having stretch marks, cellulite and a little tummy. But instead of accepting our bodies, we berate ourselves and push unobtainable beauty standards onto other women.
I hear your elder brother George is quite a big deal. My big sister, Freyja, is too. At least that is what it feels like sometimes. For a start, she had a baby book which is at least partly filled in. Mine is completely blank. I am not even sure if my parents have even opened it.
The experience with your first born is absolutely unique and the time so precious. It's only when the next one arrives that it really sinks in that you will never have the same level of relative calm or one-on-one time with either of your little ones again.
As I scrolled through my Facebook timeline on Saturday afternoon, there it was - an image of a little, black girl, fully-clothed in a bright pink tutu...
The new royal baby is set to come in time for the May half-term school holidays. So why not give something back to the doting British public who are rushing out to buy souvenirs to celebrate the birth? Last time more than £250million was spent in shops when baby George was born.
If you look around, you'll spot many families with two or more children. Having a new baby in the family can feel a bit strange to start with, but here are some tips that have helped many children your age, and their parents at this exciting time.
Princess Kate is entirely correct, there is still a social stigma surrounding mental health and that prevents people from seeking and receiving the help they need. Yet suggesting mental health issues always have a dramatic cause feeds into that stigma.
As a Mum of three, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of the things that I wish had been shared with me, as our family grew from one to two children. I've got a lot to say about the upping the ante from two to three, but that's another letter.
Since Judy Finnigan's wardrobe malfunction at the National Television Awards, I'm pretty sure she's gone about her day without men pulling open her dress, juggling her jubblies and cheerily reassuring her, "everyone's seen them anyway".
Does Germaine know what Kate eats? No. Would she criticise William's weight in the same way? Probably not. Unfortunately, Germaine's "too thin" comment has overshadowed the thought-provoking points she makes in the Newsweek article, where she discusses Kate's complex role as a woman, mother and wife within the Royal Family.
The island of Malta was under the spotlight this week, as it celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence and welcomed Prince William to mark the occasion. Although Kate was originally intended for the Royal Visit, her husband stepped in due to acute morning sickness.
"CAN EVERYONE JUST LEAVE ME ALONE SO I CAN GET DRESSED!" You shout. Loudly. Too loudly. The baby is now crying. You feel so guilty you given them two biscuits and read them a story in your top and underwear.
HG is a very very bad version of morning sickness. Really, superbad. Mothers can become ill very quickly if they don't consume any liquids for a few days, and they really do need to seek help. And maybe now that Her Royal Highness has kindly shed some green-tinged light on a serious condition that affects 1% of expectant mothers.