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Second-time blues

So I have been thinking recently about how my youngest has grown up - because it totally catches me by surprise this second time round. I don’t think I was prepared for this and it feels like he’s maybe being a bit naughty and deliberately growing up/doing something...

Don’t judge me I’m a mum…

So nearly a year ago, back when my second baby was only 3 months old, I took him to a mum and baby class. I had to make myself go, as we’d had a bad night, in a run of many bad nights. But, as he was only 3 months old - and my second baby - I knew that this was...

Dear first-time mum me

So I've been having a bit of a reflective week this week. Noah is now 7 weeks old, and I can't believe how much faster it's gone this time round. Although I feel a bit guilty saying this, I'm enjoying having a baby so much more this time round. Why? Because I have...

How to potty train like a pro

It has to be said Potty training, was one aspect of parenting that I was definitely not looking forward to. It seemed so big! How do you know when to start? How long should it take? Why are there so many different methods? How can it be so complicated? Shouldn’t it be...

How to turn a breech baby

In my first pregnancy my breech baby had stayed head up until 34/35 weeks and she moved pretty much the morning after an amazing reflexology session - I actually remember feeling her shimmy on round! I'm pretty positive that the main reason she turned then was because...

Have you felt the nesting instinct?

Did you experience the nesting instinct? As someone who's naturally messy - sometimes I don't see the point of putting everything away when you're going to get it out again - this might just be me though...? So, I'm actually looking forward to and seriously hoping...

How to prepare your toddler for a new baby

    Preparing your toddler So my daughter has been mad about her dollies since she turned one (she’s now two-and-a-half). She likes to look after them, to change their nappies, to feed them (mainly a diet of cake and chocolate - but it’s plastic/wooden food so that’s...

Should you find out the gender of your baby?

Anyone who knows me will know I'm not good with surprises. I'm not good at keeping them. I get too excited and end up telling someone... sometimes the person the surprise is for. I'm also really not good at waiting for a surprise. I like to pry, prod and push till I...

How to create the ideal birth environment

  Wherever you want to give birth - at home, at hospital, in a birth centre or in the woods (only joking...), you'll want to be as cosy and comfy at home for as long as you can. Your birth environment is mega-important and impacts upon your labour. It's quite simple -...

How Pregnant Women Feel – A Top Five

I'm now 15 weeks pregnant with baby number two and although many things are different the second-time round (mainly that I was more sick and tired during the first 12 weeks) certain feelings, conversations and comments are cropping up all over again... How many of the...

Coffee mornings, community and some big news!

  I love our coffee mornings - not just because I get to cuddle all the gorgeous babies but because I love the sense of community that comes from meeting up with an amazing group of people on a regular basis. I love hearing the birth stories first hand in all their...