Where did everybody go? The changing landscape of life as a SAHM

In the six years since becoming a parent, I’ve been through a fair few different phases and social circles. more “Where did everybody go? The changing landscape of life as a SAHM”

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Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old

Back in 2015, one of the earliest things I wrote about was our journey after discovering our one year old daughter needed glasses. As she grew and grasped self perception, around age three we went through a phase of finding her specs down the back of the sofa, as she started to realise her own image and would clearly have preferred to gone without them.  more “Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old”

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Let’s Raise a Cuppa to the #NHS #NHSBig7Tea #NHSCharities 5th July 2018

You may or may not know, but the NHS turns 70 this year. It’s hard to actually imagine life without the NHS now, in 2018 as it’s something that for most of us has always been there, our guardian angel having our back when we need it. more “Let’s Raise a Cuppa to the #NHS #NHSBig7Tea #NHSCharities 5th July 2018”

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Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth

Being a parent is hard enough without any influences from the side, but when you realize that the environment your little ones are growing in has a strong effect on their development, it’s your job to learn what those environmental influences on your youngsters are and what you, as their parent, can do to control them. more “Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth”

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Collecting Lamaze, collecting memories + Freddie Firefly #Giveaway with @LamazeOnline

I guess I’ve always been a collector of things. Not in a hoarder next door kind of way, but just in an appreciation for lovely trinkets, complete sets, or just random things in different phases of my life.  I can never come home from the beach without a pocket full of shells. more “Collecting Lamaze, collecting memories + Freddie Firefly #Giveaway with @LamazeOnline”

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Suns out Mums out – feeling body confident in swimwear this summer

The very mention of swimwear is enough for most of us Mums to want to go and hide under the duvet. The summer season is upon us and with holidays both home and away laying ahead, plenty of swimming and if you’re really lucky, a spot of sunbathing, the question arises, what are you going to do it in.  more “Suns out Mums out – feeling body confident in swimwear this summer”

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Little Cook Boxes – a parent’s midweek saviour

It’s a familiar scene; you fall in the door laden with school bags, coats, drink bottles, packed lunch boxes, the wet swim kit and trip over the pile of shoes that have been abandoned in the hall. more “Little Cook Boxes – a parent’s midweek saviour”

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5 signs you need a digital detox

It was reported in the news recently that Simon Cowell hasn’t touched his phone in ten months. In a bold move to improve his mental wellbeing he has literally given up his phone in favour for a more focused, more present existence. more “5 signs you need a digital detox”

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A letter to my pregnant self #FutureFoundations

I was asked by Future Foundations to write a letter to my pregnant self as part of their campaign to raise awareness and funds to build a maternal waiting home in Tigray, Ethiopia. This maternity wing acts as a safe place for high risk expectant mothers to stay nearby to the hospital, speak to other expectant mothers and medical advisors, and most importantly be within easy access to 24 hour emergency care.  more “A letter to my pregnant self #FutureFoundations”

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Mum Guilt and Me

Over the last few weeks my blog has taken me to some fun places and made me some new blogging connections. One of the faces who appeared at two Kent blogging events within the same week, in Whitstable and Chatham was the ever so lovely Jo from Guilty Mother. Jo asked the panels at both the Clemmie Hooper Mums The Word Mamas Meets Up, and the Call The Midwife Tour at Chatham Dockyard about ‘Mum Guilt’, which was the original inspiration for her blog. more “Mum Guilt and Me”

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