We made it to a year of breastfeeding and I just want to celebrate that fact. I listed making it to a year as one of my 9 things I wanted to do differently with my second child in this post mostly because I loved breastfeeding Jake and was so upset when we had to give up due to him biting (and drawing blood!) I don’t know why else a year was in my mind, I guess it just felt like a big accomplishment especially with breastfeeding rates being so low in this country. Continue reading “A Year of Breastfeeding”
Just the other day my sister said to me, ‘You’re not as stressy as you were the first time around’ and she is completely right. I’m not. Yes, I am exhausted, yes I still lose my shit but I don’t get worked up in the same way as I did as a first time Mum and I certainly don’t over the same things. You see, I have learnt a very important lesson in the (almost) last 5 years, that sometimes you just need to let it go. Continue reading “Why It’s Not as Stressy Having the Second Child”
When you have a baby your world changes forever, no longer is your life all about you but instead, this little person comes first. As parents, we would go to the ends of the earth for our children, and their happiness and health are our number one priority. However, it doesn’t mean we should give up on ourselves. Quite the opposite, to best take care of our children it makes sense that we need to care for ourselves. With good mental and physical life, we can enjoy the journey of parenthood to our best ability and be ready to handle whatever comes our way. Here is how you can look after yourself: Continue reading “How You Can Look After Your Baby By Looking After Yourself”
The view that society has on motherhood as a whole is still quite a dim one. Motherhood is promoted as one of the most rewarding times in your life and something to celebrate, which is all true. The problems of mothers that are having trouble coping or dealing with mental health are still not addressed as widely as it should be. Many of us still don’t think to ensure whether or not the mothers we know are dealing with it well. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or simply pulled in a hundred different directions, it is time to ask yourself whether you are coping. Continue reading “Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum”
Preparing for your new arrival can feel incredibly daunting (and expensive!) – especially if it is your first baby. The main thing is to not panic or stress yourself out. To help you prepare for your baby’s arrival, it is worth getting everything in check over the course of 9 months to help ease the transition into ‘Mum mode’, giving you more time at the end of your pregnancy to put your feet up. Continue reading “Ways to prepare for your baby’s arrival”
It feels a bit odd to be writing about the fourth trimester when I never actually got the chance to write about the third. I had wanted to document each trimester of my pregnancy and enjoy talking about it all but as William decided the third trimester wasn’t entirely needed I just jumped straight to our birth story instead!!
So, the fourth trimester eh? (Yes, tri does mean three so we’ll just ignore that technicality) I will be honest, Continue reading “The Fourth Trimester Has Arrived!”
As a Mother, your first concern is making sure that you’re being the best Mommy you can be, and that in itself is a full-time job. As wonderful a job as it is, it takes a lot of time away from doing other things. Some of you may find that because of this, you haven’t been able to get the job you want because you’ve missed on out getting the grades. Now, they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but this saying is so incorrect! It’s never too late to go back to School. Continue reading “Get Your Grades Online, Mom!”