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What I’d like to go back and tell my ‘new born Mum’ self

What I’d like to go back and tell my ‘new born Mum’ self

I’m sat wide awake at 4am, still jet lagged and still feeling like I’m in a dream. It’s the first time where I’m feeling like Motherhood is a) manageable and b) enjoyable. And it feels great! I never thought this day would come!!! The last 16 months haven’t been easy. The sleepless nights, the breastfeeding […]

Why we need inspiration

Why we need inspiration

Have you ever sat down to wonder what inspires you? Do you inspire others? Why is this inspiration thing so important? What is inspiration? Recently I met a lady who has 8 children, ages ranging from 7 weeks to 13 years (deserving one hell of a medal, clearly). She lives in a small council house […]

Combatting the fear of long haul flying with a toddler

I once read somewhere that the only thing to be afraid of is fear itself. With the beauty of hindsight, I feel was one of the truest (if that’s a word) things I’d read in a longtime when it came to the thoughts of flying with my crazy, super active 13 month old boy! When I planned […]

Helping new Mums

Helping new Mums

Recently, I was out having a baby date with a good friend of mine. It was fairly crazy with two babies, neither overly settled. We were getting ready to leave and I had just put my bub into his pram (which he hates). We had been talking to a lady who had a tiny 6 […]

Mums supporting Mums: how hard is it?

Mums supporting Mums: how hard is it?

It’s not that hard, is it? I’d like to say ‘no’ but my gut (through experience) screams wrong, wrong and wrong! It’s certainly not easy to find that supportive group of local Mum’s we dream of. Sad but most definitely true… I’ve heard from so many  women (often in post natal depression hospital groups and […]

Living the life you want (as opposed to the life you feel you ‘should’ live)

Living the life you want (as opposed to the life you feel you ‘should’ live)

I was stopped at traffic lights yesterday and it just suddenly came to me how happy I’ve been feeling recently (I’m talking overall here so not 24/7 magical unicorns, fluffy cloud happiness; it’s still life with ups and downs – but the happy bits are more significant as of late). I’ve had this pure happy feeling fleetingly before […]

Dogs and babies: a match made in heaven

Everyone (or at least most people) love babies. They are very cute indeed. A fair amount of people love dogs. They are also very cute. Put the two things together (especially in a home) and well you have a match made in heaven in the heart melt stakes, surely. Now, I know the title may […]

Coming Out Of The Closet

Coming Out Of The Closet

No, not that. You’re right in thinking I am happily married to my husband! I actually want to talk about something close to my heart which is still much more of a taboo subject than it should be. For such a long time I’ve felt talking about this is ‘risky’ and I’ve even felt shame. But […]

Breast is best until it isn’t…

Breast is best until it isn’t…

**This post is dedicated to all Mama Bears out there who have had or are experiencing difficulties breast feeding. Whatever happens; whether breast feeding works out or it doesn’t, it’s going to be FINE. Your baby is going to be FINE. You ARE awesome regardless. Remember this: Fed is best. Full stop. ** Breast is best. […]

Things never to say to a Mother…

Things never to say to a Mother…

Everyone loves to advise a Mother, until you are a Mother and then boy do you learn and reflect on any ‘advice’ you ever gave. I used to have some interesting answers for my friends often at their wits end with babies and children (my favourite being ‘have you tried meditation CDs with your month old baby […]

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