10 things i love about being a mum

In honour of Maggie turning 10 months old today, I’ve written a mini post on the top 10 things I love about Motherhood.  I’m aware that some of my blog posts have had slightly negative undertones, so in the spirit of Good Vibes Only, here’s a post celebrating some of the positive things about Motherhood.…… Continue reading 10 things i love about being a mum

my irrational fear of everything since falling in love and becoming a mother

Is it just me or is it normal to become scared of pretty much everything once you a) fall in love and then b) become a mother?  Hark back to my late teens and early twenties and you would see me laughing in the face of danger.  Those footloose and fancy free days fuelled by…… Continue reading my irrational fear of everything since falling in love and becoming a mother

from first latch to last latch; a breastfeeding tale of tongue ties, nursing strikes and a lactation angel

Its taken me 3 attempts to write this post as I am still suffering a disproportionate amount of Mum Guilt over my breastfeeding story.  Every time I put finger to keyboard, I winced and busied myself with something else, such as hoovering my fake lawn, cleaning out my fridge, unpacking my post pregnancy clothes and…… Continue reading from first latch to last latch; a breastfeeding tale of tongue ties, nursing strikes and a lactation angel

hush little baby don’t say a word, mama’s gonna buy you ALL the white noise devices

*disclaimer:  you will see a lot of photos of a sleeping baby in this post.  This should by no means put forward the impression that my newborn slept like a baby.  She didn’t, I am just clever at capturing the odd photo. In my previous post I touched upon my daughter’s early addiction to white…… Continue reading hush little baby don’t say a word, mama’s gonna buy you ALL the white noise devices

a time to reflect on the early days of motherhood 9 months on

It seems an apt time to be posting this today.  International Day of Happiness, the first day of Spring and Maggie is 9 months old tomorrow.  Today I can quite honestly say I feel happy.  Maggie brings joy into my life every day, her smile lights up the room, is rarely upset (unless she’s poorly…… Continue reading a time to reflect on the early days of motherhood 9 months on

why i chose to consume my placenta (and it’s not because I’m a blood thirsty vampire)

Ok, so those of you who don’t know me may be getting the impression that I am somewhat of a hippie, what with my grand ideas for a natural homebirth and all of my hypnobirthing chat.  And now I am going to tell you that I consumed my placenta after the birth of Maggie. In…… Continue reading why i chose to consume my placenta (and it’s not because I’m a blood thirsty vampire)

maggie’s birth story: from home-birth to hospital birth and trusting my instincts

I went to bed on the evening of 20th June 2016 feeling deflated that another day had gone by without any sign of my baby.  I was 42 weeks plus 2 days pregnant and I had resigned myself to the fact that I may be edging towards the longest pregnancy ever known to woman –…… Continue reading maggie’s birth story: from home-birth to hospital birth and trusting my instincts