newborn baby being swaddled

11 Ways to Tackle Colic

Colic has taken hold of our household and it damn well sucks! I have been taken by surprise with this one and as my first child never had these issues I feel like a novice Mum again, learning on the job. I have taken to social media to ask for advice and didn’t actually realise how many different remedies or ideas there were for tackling colic. I have tried some of these and not everything has worked for us but Continue reading “11 Ways to Tackle Colic”

crying baby with colic

7 Reasons Why Colic Sucks!

My second child has colic, something that we never really had to deal with the first time and I can honestly say that it sucks! I never fully understood the ‘my baby doesn’t sleep’ thing. Yes, child number one would feed a lot which would have me up every couple of hours at night but we were very lucky that we didn’t experience the screaming we are seeing now. It’s suddenly like being a first-time Mum all over again, new things to learn and new conditions to pull my hair out over!  Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Colic Sucks!”

my sister and me. Endometriosis blog

Endometriosis: Looking in from the Outside

When my sister began to have abdominal pain four years ago my immediate thoughts were actually the same as the doctors in a+e; possible urine infection, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, kidney stones, appendicitis amongst a few others. After ruling out all on the first list she was eventually (finally – it takes a while) left with a diagnosis Continue reading “Endometriosis: Looking in from the Outside”

losing Mum to Cancer

Why the affect of Cancer doesn’t die with your loved one

When my Mum was ill with Cancer my sister and I were both children. Jen was prob too young to fully understand everything and I was always thinking ‘she will be ok because these types of things don’t happen to us – we are just a normal family’. I put my head in the sand Continue reading “Why the affect of Cancer doesn’t die with your loved one”