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Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

I have guest blogged before about how my birth experience with Biggest triggered the postnatal anxiety I suffered with for months afterwards, despite the process being straightforward and what is typically seen as ‘trauma-free’. This week, I provided a more detailed account as my first guest post over at Consult My Baby with my reflections on the… Continue reading Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]

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Why Autism Awareness is Necessary in an Anti-Child Society​

Today is International Autism Awareness Day and it got me thinking…why is autism awareness necessary? To answer that question we need to take a look at society itself. I recently wrote about how we refuse to grant children the same basic rights adults automatically have, as a society, simply because they are children (and often… Continue reading Why Autism Awareness is Necessary in an Anti-Child Society​

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The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

I love the work of Mind, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities and have previously worked with them as a media volunteer. They are one of many who share the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. While the fact itself isn’t a myth, and… Continue reading The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth

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The Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Programme (Review)

Full disclosure: I was given access to the full Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnosis Programme free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links whereby I’ll receive a percentage of the sale if you choose to purchase the programme via the link. I’ve always had a funny sort of relationship… Continue reading The Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Programme (Review)

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You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK

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Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare

Anxiety · Children · Growing Pains · Motherhood · parenting

3 Baby Milestones I Am Always Eager To Reach

When you’re a first-time mum you’re eager to reach all the milestones: first smile, rolling over, sitting up, laughing, crawling, walking, etc. As a second timer and beyond, you’re in a little less of a hurry, because you have the gift of hindsight and how truly fleeting babyhood is (even though it doesn’t feel like… Continue reading 3 Baby Milestones I Am Always Eager To Reach