preemie baby in an incubator

The Bittersweet Side of Becoming a Preemie Parent

I have held off writing this for a quite a while for a couple of reasons really. 1 I felt that I had covered quite a bit on prematurity and sometimes it really can sound like you are always being quite negative (without meaning to but until you’ve been in these shoes it can be difficult to understand where it is all coming from) and 2 because it is still painful to think about certain aspects and to reflect on how those moments made me feel. Continue reading “The Bittersweet Side of Becoming a Preemie Parent”

Mum and 2 children

Essential Adulting Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids

The truism that the hardest job is being a parent has never been more relevant than now. Raising our kids to become well-adjusted adults in a time of unstable digital economy, the pressures of social media and time of rising anxiety and bad mental health among teens is a worrying prospect. It’s understandable to want to wrap your children in cotton wool and shield them from the world. Continue reading “Essential Adulting Lessons You Need To Teach Your Kids”

school photo plus photos of me and Jake

Dear Son, Somehow it is Time for School…

Dear Jake,

Somehow it is time for school and I know that you’re ready… but am I?

I couldn’t let this huge milestone pass without writing down how I feel about this whole new transition yet I have sat here staring at a blank screen for a while now and I just don’t know where to start.  Continue reading “Dear Son, Somehow it is Time for School…”

all in one cloth nappies plus wetbag, wipes and boosters

All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need

You would have read in my last post that we are making the move over to cloth nappies. This is for quite a few reasons but the most important being the fact that they are eco-friendly and they will be saving us money in the long-run… up to £500 a year did you know?! We are starting with the all in one cloth nappies but I know there are other versions available and there is a lot for me to still find out but for now, I am going with what seems to be the easiest option. Continue reading “All in One Cloth Nappies- everything you need”

why we are changing to cloth nappies

Why We are Changing to Cloth Nappies

Just recently I have been looking more and more into making the change from disposable nappies to cloth nappies and after looking into all the pros and cons, after speaking to those who have been converted for years and researching what is available on the market, I am about to take the leap and this is why: Continue reading “Why We are Changing to Cloth Nappies”

preemie parent, 3 pictures of prem baby

The First Six Months as a Preemie Parent

Six months have somehow passed since our little ‘dinks’ arrived prematurely into our world and I cannot believe it. At times it still feels as though it was only last week that I was back and forth to the hospital, having emotional breakdowns, longing for my baby to be able to come home, yet here we are months later, sitting at home with a very happy and healthy little boy who has come on leaps and bounds. Becoming a preemie parent has been an eye-opener and a very different journey to having a full-term baby and I know I am incredibly lucky that my boy is here safe and well…

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