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 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 →

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 →

Wonder Weeks got you Wondering?

I'm just wondering.. about this wonder weeks app... is it as wonderful as they all make out?  I mean, with a bit (a lot) of jiggling dates, it provides the perfect explanation for any bout of grumpiness thrown our way.. but I assume that's not the point? I find myself going off his due date... Continue Reading →

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