It’s all coming back to me now

Well  we are 6 weeks in and I can safely say everything I’d forgotten about life with a newborn is coming back to me now.  I now remember why my brain made me forget certain things in the first place! Here’s my list of what I’d wiped from my memory 1. Never again in your life will you have a … Read More

VBAC…is that like an IPOD?

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   When I told my mother (who was a midwife in the 1960’s) that I was going to attempt a VBAC or ‘vaginal birth after caesarean section’ with my second child she said “Don’t be ridiculous, just go get her whipped out.” And she wasn’t the only person to react in this way. I had friends ask me “Why bother?” … Read More

I’m really good at multi-tasking…just not at the right things!

    I’ve just put Angus down for a nap, and already I’ve tried on a bathing suit I ordered online (monumental disaster-will save that for another post) made myself a cup of tea, eaten half a piece of jelly slice (the rest is sitting next to me as I type-in case I need a surge of energy), called my … Read More

Don’t believe everything you hear about Mother’s Groups

I distinctly remember the moment before I walked into my very first mother’s group meeting. I felt like a nervous schoolgirl about to start her first day at school. Would anyone like me, would they judge me, would I be the only one with a messy ponytail? I’d heard horror stories about some groups ganging up on some women, or … Read More

When the milkbar is closed

    I never thought I would feel so emotional about stopping breastfeeding. I always believed I would be ready when the time came, to put the maternity bras away and rediscover my pre-feeding wardrobe, but it hasn’t been the case. Some of you may know my breastfeeding experience got off to a bumpy start, a jaundice baby who was … Read More

Parenthood is not a Huggies commercial…

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My son weed on me today, all over me. It’s nothing new really, but the sad thing is I didn’t even bother changing my top this time. I even went and met my dad for coffee in said top, and told him, and he looked a tad disturbed. That’s how I roll now. I often look down at the brown … Read More

I miss me…

    I was watching an early episode of Love My Way, one of my favourite shows, the other day and it was not long after Julia and Charlie had Toby. Julia was standing in the kitchen, and with tears rolling down her face she asked Charlie “what do you miss about our life before Toby?” “I miss you,” he … Read More

I’m breaking up with my baby whisperer

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  Dear Tizzie, It’s not me…it’s you… I’m going to say this right off the bat, I’m a fan of routine. I know that may not go down with some mums, but I need a routine to get me through the day. I like knowing that Angus will be in bed at 7pm, and he likes it too. Your book … Read More

There’s a dirty 5 letter word I want to talk about

And that word is GUILT! Motherhood brings with it a huge range of feelings, but that of guilt, is constant, so much so I could trick the naked eye into thinking I was catholic! It started fairly early on. I first felt guilty for not getting the hang of breastfeeding right away meaning Angus had top ups of formula, I … Read More

Things that change after having a baby

There are a lot of things that change once a little baby arrives in your world, things that you never even contemplated! Here’s my top 5… You no longer pick your outfit based on looks, the only thing that really counts is the accessibility to your boobs, and not for romantic reasons. Dresses get put on the back burner as … Read More