Pregnancy & Parenting

lady in shower

Kindness When You’re At Your Most Vulnerable

21st September 2017

Recently I was reading an article in the Daily Mail about a photo that had gone viral. A photo of a nurse helping a new mother go to the bathroom after she had given birth. Read it here. It really struck a chord with me as to how kind nurses and midwives are. How sensitive […]

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Reuben sitting on tree stump

Know That You Weren’t Left Behind.

11th September 2017

The last few months have been so difficult for you to understand. I know they have. I’ve seen you sad, you’ve told me that you don’t want to go to preschool.

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Birthday Presents

9 Birthday Presents for a One Year Old!

15th August 2017

I cannot believe how quickly this last year has gone, much quicker than the last month of pregnancy that’s for sure! I’ve been looking at birthday presents, here are my top 9 presents for a one year old.

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You Judged Me and It’s Not OK!

6th August 2017

This was going to be a very different post. You see when I first started this post I had been judged by a lady whilst taking my son to the dentist. That lady had made me so angry. I started writing down all of my frustration in a blog post.

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Reuben

Time to Ditch the Labels and Accept They Are Learning?

16th July 2017

Our children say more hurtful things and sometimes it feels like they pretty much hate us. We will all discuss which is the worst phase and what we have to ‘look forward to’ but in this are we considering what are children are going through?

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New mum jo and Reuben

New Mum Struggles; It Does Get Easier.

12th June 2017

I hadn’t thought about how I would feel. How I would change, how everything would change.
I knew it would change but I didn’t think about how!

The hardest thing for me as a new mum was that I no longer felt like me.

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Have ‘Modern Mothers Lost the Plot’?

1st June 2017

This week I saw an article in The Telegraph where Celebrity maternity nurse Rachel Waddilove has spoken out about her views on ‘modern mothers’ you can read that here.

Now on the most part I can’t help but think what a load of bull! However, I do think that on some points there is some value to what she says.

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Mummy Guilt; My First Week Back at Work

14th May 2017

Worst of all, I felt shamed that part of me was excited to be going back. Why would I be excited about being at work and away from my children? That’s not right is it?

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8 Tips On How To Get To Work On Time With More Than One Child

3rd May 2017

It was always a struggle to get out of the house on time with just Reuben. You know what it is like with, then two year old. Mornings would consist of “Let’s get you dressed Reuben”, “Can you eat your breakfast Reuben” and “Reuben we’re running late, come on”. Now throw in a baby, how am I going to get out of the house on time?

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Reuben playing

Testosterone Surge in Preschoolers; Fact or Myth?

23rd April 2017

A friend had mentioned that boys tend to get like this at around 3 or 4 years old as they have a surge of testosterone. I’ve never heard of this, but thought it seemed plausible. I decided to spend some time looking into it and trying to find out some more information.

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