Birth | Preparation | Planning a gentle cesarean birth

TweetThat awkward moment when someone finds out you’re opting for a cesarean birth This week I was yet again stunned by a stranger, and not in a good way. This woman had noticed that I was pregnant and actually came over to congratulate me. But then she overstepped the line. What followed was a crap ton

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Birth | The Magical Hour: The importance of uninterrupted contact during the first hour after birth

TweetThe Magical / Golden / Sacred Hour The golden hour is not new to the world of birthing, it is defined as the baby being skin-to-skin on the mother for an uninterrupted hour immediately following birth. In reality, it is so much more than this. As your baby is born (whether vaginal birth or caesarean birth)

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Pregnancy | A few things I plan on doing differently with baby no. 3

Tweet5 Things I plan on doing differently with baby number 3! As parents, we are constantly learning from our mistakes. It’s just part of being a parent. There is no set plan. I recently read a post on Bad Mammy (published May 2017) on things she planned on doing differently with baby number 2. This

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Canal Walk | School Holiday | Alice in Wonderland

TweetCanal Walk Theatre Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic, Alice in Wonderland, returns in a spectacular original musical by award winning duo at the Canal Walk Theatre. We were lucky enough to be invited by Canal Walk to the opening of the show and the kids (as usual) LOVED it. We’ve been previously and this is something they look

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Pregnancy | Baby names I love BUT we won’t be using

TweetSome of the names I love but we won’t be using This tag has been doing its rounds on YouTube forever and I love watching vloggers share baby names they love but won’t be using so I thought I’d share some that I love (why I love them) but we won’t be using. I must

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Pregnancy | Series | My favourite… Apps

TweetOne of the first things I did after finding out (after freaking out completely) I was pregnant was download some pregnancy apps to my phone. Of course, there are tons of apps out there and I tried out a few. But eventually I narrowed it down to my favourites (and deleted the others). So how do we

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Pregnancy | Update: Symphysis pubis dysfunction (self diagnosis)

TweetWhen its more than just the regular pregnancy aches and pains About three weeks or so ago I started feeling a bit of discomfort and pressure in my pelvic region. Now the pain is traveling down the inside of my legs. I shared this with the Hubby as its definitely a first for me. I

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Pregnancy | Motherhood Monday: Some baby news

TweetAs you may have guessed from my picture – we’re having a little GIRL! Mothers of children of the same gender will understand me. The comments start when you’re pregnant – “Shame maybe this time will be a little girl.” When you’re pregnant, the most important thing on your mind, is having a healthy baby.

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Pregnancy | Our trusted baby brand: Tommee Tippee

TweetRide or die: What worked best for our family (one brand wonder) When I first began this journey of Motherhood I was overwhelmed by the amount of choices there was available on the market. Different brands, different styles, different price ranges and one very frazzled young Mother to be. Tommee Tippee, Dr Brown, Nuk, Avent, Pigeon

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