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 →

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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 Danish Way of Parenting

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 Curse of the 5am Club

It seems we have been blessed with the curse of the 5am club. Every morning, I'm woken to a grumble through the monitor, and I grab my phone with a dwindling sense of optimism, hoping that I'll see an 07, or even an 06 shining back at me. Alas, it's always an 05; this morning... Continue Reading →

Halfway there.

Half way through. Today I am officially half way through my maternity leave. Which means that in 5 Short months (too short of they're anything like the last 5!), the morning duvet snuggles, the coffee shop tours, the riverside walks and afternoon's in front of the telly all come to an end... I have to... Continue Reading →

I said I’d never.

It's amazing what a 5 month old baby can teach you. Before Oatcake arrived I had a long list of 'ideals' in mind as to how we would raise him, and some absolute 'never evers' and 'always always'.  What I've learned so far is that essentially, this isn't a game of thoughtful decision making, it's... Continue Reading →

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