Being self employed with no office, means I've become a bit of a coffee shop expert in and around Surrey! Sometimes though the local coffee shops get a bit busy, so here are some of my favourite spots! The Anglers, Teddington (£) Atmosphere: They've recently redecorated, it looks great! Not at all busy in the … Continue reading Surrey’s Best Alternative Self Employed Working Spots
Bye Bye Breastfeeding
I’d never really planned when we would stop breastfeeding. Not because we wanted to keep going forever, more because- whilst it was working for us both, why stop? If he cried, it was the perfect comfort, if he wouldn’t go to sleep, it worked a treat… it was the trick up our sleeve whenever … Continue reading Bye Bye Breastfeeding
A 9 month hiatus, and a brand new baby!
After a 9 month hiatus, I'm back!! I've been growing a new baby it seems.. Friends and family will know where I've been, but for the rest of you, here's a little update! (quick clue- I haven't actually had another baby) Some issues with our childcare funding (read.. 2 days at nursery per week costs … Continue reading A 9 month hiatus, and a brand new baby!
When I Became a Mother
I’ve absolutely loved following the #whenibecameamother campaign by Don’t Buy Her Flowers. And it got me thinking- no one seems to have the perfect journey. We said it about pregnancy when we were there, and I’d say it about parenthood now we are here- everyone seems to get their share of s***, and it’s rubbish. … Continue reading When I Became a Mother
When Women Support Women
Amazing things can happen! As a student Midwife and a Hypnobirthing Teacher, it goes without saying that I think women are INCREDIBLE! But, sometimes I stop for a moment and see myself living in a world of one up(wo)manship and competition- in a professional sense and a parenting sense! And often not in the way … Continue reading When Women Support Women
Jingle All The Danish Way: A Christmas Guide
This isn’t a ‘Gift List’, ‘A Wish List’ or a ‘Christmas Shopping Guide’, but a window in to Christmas on a Budget, family traditions, and creating the magic of Christmas- ‘The Danish Way’! Anyone that knows me, will know that I am a MASSIVE fan of Christmas- my maid of honour even considered hosting … Continue reading Jingle All The Danish Way: A Christmas Guide
A positive birth story: the dad’s perspective.
I never expected Russell Brand to pop up more than once in my posts about pregnancy and birth, but here we are, he's made it again!! I've written before about the amazing resource 'Tell me a good birth story', but it's not often you hear such a positive story from a partner's perspective. Since being … Continue reading A positive birth story: the dad’s perspective.
Baby Book Club
Oatcake joined us at our monthly Book Club this month- unfortunately, he hadn't bothered to read the book.. but he did bring his own contribution for next month! We will often find him hiding in a corner at home devouring (in both senses of the word) a baby book or two! So as a house … Continue reading Baby Book Club
The Realities of Breastfeeding an Almost Toddler
We've almost reached the 12 month mark on our breastfeeding journey.. and by this point most mums that have attempted it, have either hated it or it's not worked well for them, or they are super passionate about it and everything it entails! So where do we fit? My Opinion on breastfeeding is a little … Continue reading The Realities of Breastfeeding an Almost Toddler
The Baby Book Bechdel Test
So the BBC recently aired a programme called 'No More Boys and Girls'. It was a really fascinating insight into how we are conditioned (in general) into the blue/pink/strong/gentle/aggressive/submissive roles of male vs female from the very first moment of life on earth! And how (again, massive generalisation) boys struggle to express emotion and girls … Continue reading The Baby Book Bechdel Test
Tied up with string
Everyone loves buying new babies presents. We received countless gifts from people that have never even met me, let alone Oatcake! The highlights were a novelty superman onesie, which Otis has unfortunately now outgrown and it remains unworn, and a wind up tiny plastic piano that plays some questionable Beethoven. Which I think is somewhere … Continue reading Tied up with string
When Congratulations aren’t in order…
When congratulations aren't in order... The news is out! The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting her third child, (though I had my suspicions when she was admitted to hospital last week).. another royal baby? On the face of it, this is wonderful news.. so how come the most used reaction when I saw the news … Continue reading When Congratulations aren’t in order…