Prior to returning to work this week I had a week to smooth the transition for my 8 month old baby into crèche. I had steeled myself for major disruptions to sleep patterns, and the stress of a tearful few days, but my little super trooper was a star. She didn’t cry when I left,… Read More Tips for a successful crèche induction week
It was so utterly different to how I’d expected labour to be… Read More My birth story in The Rotunda
It’s a time honoured marketing strategy that works well – running a competition. You know the formula – send us a picture of your family enjoying our products to be in with a chance to win that product. It works well, a winner and some runners up get prizes and the kudos of telling their… Read More Exploitative competitions
This post is a bit different to usual, because I am writing about a topic assigned by the wonderful #OtherMothers group. Each month they pick a topic and all write about the same thing. It’s amazing to see how all the responses can be so diverse and interesting, showing that all mother’s have their own… Read More Things that scare me
Is is just my imagination or have food scares got more frequent this year? I know in Europe we are very lucky to have good food standards, and generally what we eat is safe, but there seems to have been a few slip ups recently. When I was pregnant a lot of products containing bacon… Read More Food safety scares
My weaning philosophy is simple…give your baby healthy food whatever way works best for you…and don’t be a bitch about it. Unfortunately it’s not that simple for some other mums, who use it as another excuse to put other people down. I thought once we got to 6 months the breast/formula divide would dissolve away… Read More My weaning philosophy
It’s not a question I ever thought I would have to answer, but recently as I walked up a lane to the supermarket I was confronted by a big rat. It stood bold as brass in the middle of the path in broad daylight. This wasn’t a cute pet rat, it was big with black… Read More Would I fight a rat for my baby?