why do I blog

Why Do I blog?

  1. Blogging wasn’t something that I intentionally started out to do. To be honest I didn’t even know what a blog was or how diverse the blogging world could be… something I am still learning even now. The main reason I started to blog was to help market and promote my book Your Teething Baby: from one parent to anotherContinue reading “Why Do I blog?”
breastfeeding journey

Will My Breastfeeding Journey Be Different With My Next Child?

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how this baby will differ from my first and one of the biggest questions I have is whether I will find the breastfeeding journey the same? With Jake, I had no issues. Once I was ready to hold him after my c-section, the midwife placed him just below my breast and Jake quickly snuffled around and moved himself to my nipple and happily began to feed. I often heard stories from other Mums Continue reading “Will My Breastfeeding Journey Be Different With My Next Child?”

Back to School: A Parent’s Guide to Sane Mornings

That there’s a huge transition for every family when summer comes to an end is certainly no exaggeration. While some parents depend on their children to ease into the new schedules on their own, others are frantically running after them with all sorts of left-behinds and forgotten homework.

It doesn’t have to be this messy, though, and you can still enjoy calm mornings even when it’s back to the old routines. Continue reading “Back to School: A Parent’s Guide to Sane Mornings”

17 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Feel Down as a Stay at Home Mum

Leaving your 9-5 daily grind once you have children can seem like the dream choice. You’ve probably spent years wishing you didn’t have to commute to work, thinking how lovely it would be to get all those jobs done around the house, staying on top of the chores and spending coffee breaks in a cafe whilst chatting with friends. Oh, how the imagination can run away with you! In reality being a stay at home Mum can be far more lonely, much harder work than any job you’ve ever had, you can feel as though some days you are living in Groundhog day and at times, it can leave you feeling isolated.  Continue reading “17 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Feel Down as a Stay at Home Mum”

being a mum without a mum

Being a Mum Without a Mum

Becoming a Mum was the one thing in life that I was always certain about. Having been brought up surrounded by strong females I was always confident of the fact that this was for me and that I would have the best support any girl could wish for…

Unfortunately, fate would have other ideas. Having battled with Cancer for 15 years it finally took its hold over my Mum’s body and there was nothing more that could be done. I had watched this strong, Continue reading “Being a Mum Without a Mum”

why exercise during pregnancy is important

Why Exercise During Pregnancy Is Important

Gone are the days of taking it easy, sitting back with your feet up and eating for two… New research shows that none of this is good for either Mother or baby. I probably did way too much of all of this during my first pregnancy which led to weight gain and a longer recovery from my emergency c-section. I found that my lack of strength really had a knock on effect on my energy levels, on my core returning to its original state and I was at the heaviest I had ever been. It took me around a year to feel able to return to exercise after an unsuccessful attempt at 6 months which would lead to severe abdominal pain after each class for a few days after. I just wasn’t ready.  Continue reading “Why Exercise During Pregnancy Is Important”

school holidays

Is It Time To Reduce The Summer Holidays?

I don’t really remember how I felt as a child during the summer holidays. I know my Mum always tried to fit in fun activities to keep us entertained and we would have a holiday but as a young child, those memories of how I felt have all gone. So, as a first time Mum this is my first experience of having a child off school, well pre-school, for the holidays. I had visions of fun, Continue reading “Is It Time To Reduce The Summer Holidays?”