The Postnatal Podcast; talking new motherhood, identity, baby loss, pregnancy after loss, sobriety and mental health

If you think that title is a mouthful, wait till you listen to the episode…

I was so overwhelmed to be invited to be part of Maisie Nicholls’ ‘The Postnatal Podcast’ that despite being way out of my comfort zone, I couldn’t refuse.

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100 days of lockdown…what I’m REALLY missing

Can you remember when it was inferred we may need to do three weeks in lockdown, and how alien that seemed. How impossible and frightening? Yet here we are, just passed 100 days in a socially distanced, non contact, mask wearing, brave new world.

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What are the Benefits of Extra-Curricular Activities?

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When it comes to your child’s learning and development, you have probably focused much of your energy on their main schooling. In fact, you might not have given extra-curricular activities any thought at all, but it’s good to know that they come with a whole host of benefits.

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Why is Community Involvement so Important for Children?

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An advantageous way to help your child mature and learn on a personal level is to recommend that they become involved with the community in some manner. It’s never too early to educate your child on the value of “giving back” and helping those in need.

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Top tips for motivating your child to learn

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A parent’s role in their child’s education is crucial. In fact, your level of involvement can help determine whether or not your child prospers in school. This is probably because your commitment to their learning journey will act as motivation for them to give it their all and therefore receive your praise.

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Exploring Creative Writing with Your Child

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During UK lockdown, many parents have been obliged to find ways to keep their children busy in a healthy and productive manner. This means helping them with their home learning, which can be more challenging than it seems.

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The final piece – Just Jigsaws review

Despite my best intentions of keeping life at home moderated when it comes to screen time, there is no point pretending that You tube, Roblox and Netflix haven’t featured way more heavily than I’m comfortable with. But there is one trump card that engages the girls without fail, makes us all put down our screens, and sets us to a challenge in which we are all focused and present together; the humble jigsaw.

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The beauty experiment of 2020

When it comes to beauty treatments, I guess I’m medium to low maintenance kind of girl.

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How clean is your house? Post lockdown cleaning tips for a safe family home

It’s one thing having a tidy house and another having a clean house. And it’s a whole different ball game when you are emerging tentatively from a global pandemic.

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Wellbeing comes in all shapes and sizes

Wellbeing. It’s a 21st century buzz phrase that gets used all over with little consideration. But what exactly does wellbeing mean to you? To me? To each other?

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