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Is This PND – One Year On

In the early days of motherhood with baby number two I struggled. Massively. I was convinced that I was battling PND and I lost myself for quite a while. One year has passed, and I think I have it under control. Don’t get me…

10th October 2019
Now That You've Started Reception... a letter to my four year old upon starting school
Parenting

Now That You’ve Started Reception…

Now that you’ve started reception I can’t help but feel anxious. You’re in full time school now, and that’s a pretty major thing. I’m not entirely sure why, but the lunches worry me the most. I think of you in the big hall, nervously…

12th September 2019
one year of breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Parenting

One Year of Breastfeeding

In the beginning breastfeeding was easy. She latched on straight away, she didn’t fall asleep like her sister did. She was gaining weight. There was no pain. I couldn’t believe how easy it was this time around. It was amazing. Then came feeding in…

3rd September 2019
New year, new me? unlikely! I've come to realise that instead of setting myself up to fail in the new year, I simply need to be kinder to myself
Breastfeeding Parenting

Breastfeeding, a Convenient Excuse?

“Sorry I can’t come, the baby won’t take a bottle.” Breastfeeding has become my go to excuse. I cancelled my driving lessons before I even started them because Carrie won’t take a bottle. I want to join the gym but can’t because Carrie won’t…

14th May 2019
Newborn Parenting

Surviving The Early Days of Motherhood {AD}

Sponsored by ASDA Little Angels I’m lucky enough to have had two lovely births. Whilst unexpected and very dramatic, Aria’s unplanned homebirth was absolute perfection. I look back at that crazy day and can’t help but smile. A lot. I have fond memories of…

3rd May 2019