Guest post: Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Congrats and welcome to the exciting first phase to motherhood — pregnancy. Now’s the time to celebrate the wonderful journey you have started. However, pregnancy isn’t easy, and you must stay healthy, so your baby is healthy.

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Handbag heroes #MyLittleSudocrem (Ad) plus #giveaway

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Back in the throes of new motherhood, I remember one cupboard being full of tubs of sudocrem that had been gifted to me by well wishers and friends who had walked the path of motherhood before me.

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#SellOneThing – My fundraising campaign for #TeamMum @Childdotorg

Motherhood. Here in the U.K. it’s finally become okay to open up and talk about how tough it can be. The sleepless nights, the never ending nappies, the loss of identity. Let alone the unexpected health issues which can crop up along the way – breastfeeding troubles, tongue tie, post natal depression, constipation, lactose intolerance…I could go on but let’s face it, we all know the score.

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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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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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Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear

Over the last few weeks we have had to face something we’ve been putting off for a while now. You could say we have put it at the back of our minds, or more accurately, shoved it in the top of our house. more “Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear”

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Broken hearts and goodbyes #HLHS #CHDAwareness

I have to start this post by confessing I’m not entirely sure if it’s the right thing to do. But, it equally felt so wrong to publish the first post after this weekend with a review of the latest in kids umbrellas, or the top annoying habits of our household. I need to stop and pay tribute to a very special little girl, and her Mummy Louise who I have come to think of as a friend and a pivotal member of our #coolmumclub community.  more “Broken hearts and goodbyes #HLHS #CHDAwareness”

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Changing nappies, Changing times: A Bepanthen giveaway – Win £50 John Lewis voucher & 6 months supply of Bepanthen

Before we had the kids, I’d say my nappy changing skills were, along with my parenting skills, pretty basic. I guess I kind of had a head start, as I have four younger siblings who were all born after my teenage years, so although I probably didn’t jump at every opportunity, there must have been the odd nappy change in there in all my babysitting stints. But, nothing prepared me for the onslaught that the nappy changing days would bring to our finances, our technique and our squeamishness. I mean, you really know you’re a mum when you’re openly describing the colour and texture of your newborn’s bowel movement openly and with gusto. more “Changing nappies, Changing times: A Bepanthen giveaway – Win £50 John Lewis voucher & 6 months supply of Bepanthen”

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First Time Parent

In the last few weeks there have been babies babies everywhere in my world. It’s so lovely to see and hear of all the scrumptious new bubbas arriving, and to fall in love with some new little people who will be such a big part of our lives.  more “First Time Parent”

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Guest Post: The Cornerstones of Early Development

As parents, our primary role in our little nestlings’ lives is to provide them with a path of unstifled growth. But in addition to showering them with love, nurturing and patience, we need to make sure that they have enough stimulation and challenges to foster that progress. more “Guest Post: The Cornerstones of Early Development”

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