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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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... 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…
I held of writing this one for a few weeks, incase we were just having a fluke period of 'ok', and I didn't want to jinx it! But we're two weeks in to the 'back at work/ starting nursery' situation, so an update is in order! I never thought I'd take the 'first day of … Continue reading Baby starting Nursery? 10 Top Tips!
Is there anything you do as a parent, that's the complete opposite of what you expected you would do? In many ways, I parent in exact the ways I expected.. however.. in one very big way, I don't! I am a routine ADDICT.. I find myself doing lengthy calculations of how 5 minutes extra here … Continue reading Confessions of a routine addict
Writing books about raising babies is a big business! We were gifted a few, flicked through a few in the library, tend to ignore them as much as possible, but one that cropped up- just kept asking to be read. 'The Danish Way of Parenting'. Now it may just be that it sings to my … Continue reading The Danish Way of Parenting