Breastfeeding: Getting Off To A Good Start

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I'm practically touching the finishing line at 38 weeks pregnant and this is the best I've felt in over 7 months. I just need to...

37 Weeks Pregnant and Full Term

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This week I became 37 weeks pregnant.  Woohoo! Doing the Full Term Pregnancy Shuffle right now!  There have been times when I have really...

Will Breastfeeding Ever Be The Number 1 Feeding Choice For Babies...

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I was horrified to read the story this week published by the Nottingham Evening Post about the woman who was allegedly asked to leave...

My Breastfeeding Story – A Happy Ending for an Old Cow

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  'Right', I thought.  'I've done this before, this will be a doddle.'  That was how I entered my breast feeding relationship with my second...

How To Help Your Children Be Happy

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As a parent the thing I want most for all of my children is to be happy.  I don't mind how they get there...

Pregnancy Update: Week 35

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Right!  It's the home straight, as hard as this pregnancy has been the end is very much in sight.  I need to shake all...

7 Tips For Going Back to Work After Maternity Leave

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Going back to work after a period of maternity leave can be a very anxious and stressful time, but there are things you can...

Sudocrem Care and Protect Product Review

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Recently Princess has been complaining that she is 'a bit sore' at changing times.  She's been a bit under the weather as well as...

What to Pack in Your Maternity Bag

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  With about 6 weeks left to go it's definitely time to start thinking about what's going in my hospital bag. My labour bag is...

My Promise to You

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  When you're born, I will hold you When you cry, I will comfort you When you're hungry, I will nurse you When you're tired, I will lay...

33 Weeks Pregnant and Struggling

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  I have felt far better than I do this week by a long shot.  Week 33 is really getting to me, and the thought...

Princess seeks World Domination

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Aren't toddlers one of the most challenging little beasts you'll ever come across?  We are starting to witness some interesting developments in Princess at...

Mum to a Teen too: A Mathematical Genius!

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  Some days I really do find it difficult to accept that I'm a Mum to a 16 year old.  It's not the number of...

Co-sleeping: What’s the Problem?

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  I always find myself apologising if the issue of Princess's sleeping arrangements arises with anyone, friends, other parents and even family.  You can never...

Are You Gonna Have Another One?

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  I did feel ever so sorry for Prince William and Kate this this week as they attended their first Royal Engagement of the year....

A Princess’s Birthday: A Bear’s Story

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  I was so excited about the weekend as I'd heard I was going to Princess's house. It was her birthday, and she was going to...

Interview with a Princess

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  Being in the same room with Princess I get a sense she's thinking about something else.  Her eyes are wondering until they fix on...

Birth Plan – Preparing For Labour

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In about 10 weeks I'm going to get another one of these!  I'm so excited, despite being very uncomfortable at the same time.    It's probably...

10 Reasons to Play Basketball

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I had a really difficult time finding a sport that my son liked.  I was really keen for him to be fit and active,...

Week 29 of Pregnancy: Where Did My Mojo Go?

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This is week 29 of a difficult pregnancy.  This week has been very a difficult week! I'm sure I've had more pins in me...

Princess and the Penwizard!

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Once upon a time there was a little Princess who loved to read.  She dreamed of starring in her very own book, with her...

To BLW or Not BLW? That is the Question!

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I have two very different experiences of weaning my children.  When my Teen was weaning 16 years ago, the advice was so different as...

10 Tips for How to Deal with Teenagers

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Having to deal with a teenager has definitely been the most challenging part of my parenting journey.  My teen is 16 now, a young...

What is Pregnancy Yoga Like?

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This pregnancy has been pretty rubbish really.  Since 14 weeks I've suffered with pelvic girdle pain.  It's been pretty uncomfortable, and even more immobilising....

Baby Signing – Useful Tips for Getting Started

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You may know already that Princess and I have very much enjoyed our Baby Signing journey.  After my first post, Baby Signing, it's a must!,...

Once Upon a Time…..

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Scarlett was a shy little girl, she didn't have any brothers or sisters, and she didn't see many other children.  Scarlett and her Mummy...

Getting Their Own Way! – Some Lessons in Negotiation

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It's dawned on me that toddlers know far more about negotiation than I do.  What is it with the Little People?  I don't know...

Stress and Pregnancy- Don’t get them Muddled Up

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You might know what it's like when those hormones start rushing in, you could cry at the most insignificant things and sickness becomes an...

Green Eyed Toddler – GET

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Have you seen the Green Eyed Toddler recently?  AKA GET, he can be a feisty little monkey when he wants to be, and strong...

15 Tips for Coping with a New Baby

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1. Sleep.  Get it when you can, it's now a precious commodity.  If baby takes a nap, you can too.  Ignore those emails, leave the...