My week of no yelling

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Recently I’d noticed I had been slipping into a very bad habit, one that just didn’t sit right with me. The habit I’m talking about is yelling. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that a healthy amount of yelling and parenting generally go hand in hand, but you know the saying that goes “I yell so loudly the next … Read More

How to prevent Mastitis-or at least try!

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I’ve had mastitis four times throughout my breastfeeding journey. Four miserable, achy, horrible times. If you’ve never had it, then you are so very lucky, but if you have, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I describe it as being hit with a tonne of bricks. It sucks. After coming down with a second bout of mastitis … Read More

Crying it out

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It’s been three months since I last cried. Three months. I’ve never ever gone this long without crying and it feels so wrong. For the last three months I would say I’ve been in survival mode. You know how adrenaline kicks in when you’re expected to fight or flight? That’s how I’ve been living of late. A newborn baby, sleep … Read More

The little one that wasn’t

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There was a time where I was pregnant, and then I wasn’t. Just. Like. That. We’d been trying for you for three months. Three agonising months, because once you decide you’re ready, you don’t want to wait. I found out I was pregnant in the same week I was chosen to present a sports bulletin on a popular football TV … Read More

5 things I’ve changed since number 4!

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Well, it’s been three whole months since our beautiful fourth bundle came bouncing into our world, making it entirely richer. Three months of life drastically changing, expanding, adapting, every single day. I’d like to say I’ve handled it all in my stride, but that would be a bold face lie. Some days have been extremely tough, others less so. But … Read More

Breastfeeding Fashion

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In the past, those two words have never really gone together, have they? Breastfeeding clothes have either been too daggy, or too expensive, or too uncomfortable, or too impractical. But I am happy to report, that times are changing and there are some new kids on the block making breastfeeding fashion cool, comfortable and affordable. When I’m breastfeeding, which let’s … Read More

How to deal with the end of daylight saving

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Getting your child into a good routine is tough work, and just when you think you’ve got it right, something throws a spanner in the works. This “something” I’m talking about is daylight saving! Can I hear a collective “grrrr”? This weekend the clocks turn back to normal time, so I’m sharing some tips on how to cope with the … Read More

Let’s talk about LBL

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If you’ve had a baby…chances are at one point or another you’ve sneezed and wet yourself. If you haven’t, you are one of the lucky ones. And if you’re like me, and have had FOUR babies come out of your v-jay-jay…then hey, light bladder leakage is a given. That doesn’t mean, however, that it should be something you put up … Read More

A huge step…for both of us

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I’m entering this week with a heavy heart… You see, my biggest boy is starting school for the first time and I’m not coping to put it lightly. Some parents might see this as something to celebrate, and yes while there is a lot to be excited about, I feel like I’m in mourning. Actually the best word I have … Read More

Olivia’s Birth Story-Part two

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If you didn’t catch part one, you can do so here! So about that tsunami… The thing I hated about Billy’s birth and yes I don’t use that word lightly, was that it escalated so quickly. My contractions came over and over again, with no break, and I felt like I was drowning. It was the part I had been … Read More