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Amazing women

I’ve started collecting videos of historical events and people to show to my daughter when she is a bit older. Things like Felix Baumgartner jumping from space, the moon landing, the Berlin Wall falling and Murray winning Wimbledon. 125 more words

New Mum

the 'starting solids' one

Since working in paediatric food allergy, I know how important the introduction of solids is in a little person’s life. However, there is still so much we do not know about food allergies and how to prevent them, which results in a LOT of contradicting information. 620 more words

First Time Mum

Breastfeeding - 5weeks in and still going!

From the second I found out I was determined to breastfeed , I knew it was best for my baby and best for me.

“Breast is best” … 685 more words


New baby v Working Mother

While I was pregnant, my husband and I moved home to be nearer to our families and to his job.  We debated long and hard over how much to spend on a house based on the need or otherwise of the two of us to work full time.   635 more words


The aftermath | postpartum body changes 

There are a couple changes that happen to your body after childbirth that people forgot to mention and so I was not overly prepared for how my body would feel or look after having gone through 10 hours of active labour, 4 failed attempts at an eppidural, 2 vaginal exams ( I would rather endure the eppidural jabs in the back again than that) and 1 hour of actually pushing and a couple of running stitches down below, prior to this we have pregnancy, when your body goes through a whole bunch of changes to accommodate a small human don’t worry I will save all the gory details of the birth for a later post so consider this a TMI warning in advanced. 354 more words

Baby Blog


This article from the fumbling mum rang so true I wanted to repost it here:

Before Charlie’s arrival I thought I had it all figured out, that once he came along I would set routines and follow the rules and that everything would fall in to place. 28 more words

New Mum

Pregnancy Advice - useful or unwanted?

Now that I’ve had my daughter I can reflect on my pregnancy experience, and upon this reflection I realised how irritated I would become with pregnancy advice that was given to me.   632 more words