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 →

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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 →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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