I think many parents have thoughts about when is the best time to "try again." I know many women who have said they want a small age gap (they said this before giving birth) and then have done a 180 and said that wouldn't work. On the other hand, I have a few friends who want/have small age gaps and I've seen people really judge them for this decision. My colleague at work has a 1-year-old daughter and her and her husband have decided to start trying again now. She told me th
I feel as though this post may not contain as much cynical sarcasm as usual; brace yourselves. In all honesty this is probably the most personal blog I've written yet, hopefully it goes down well.
I think today if you were to say you have anxiety it would be like saying you're a human; it's everywhere. Many people in my family have it and I feel riddled with it, that reminds me of ticks; it seemed like an appropriate description. I am fortunate enough to have family member
Forgive me for the dramatic title, Google suggested click-baiting would bring me online success; hopefully, it works. Anyways, for any of you who don't know; I am a teacher. I currently teach age 12 and under, which isn't really my specialty as I usually teach teens-adults, but here we are. As I come to work every day and am faced with swarms of children from all different backgrounds and age groups, I must admit I feel exhausted just writing this post. In all honesty, I don'
After sending the last few months listening to pregnancy and birth podcasts and reading books, I have learnt so much about the female body AFTER birth. I had absolutely no idea how many different "symptoms" women can get after the birth of their babies. 1. The Blood I've heard from many new mothers that you can bleed vaginally for weeks after birth. As if the labour wasn't enough, now you've got an elongated extra heavy period right after too. I assume this occurs because the
After becoming slightly obsessed with birth and pregnancy I dived into nearly all forms of media that have connections with birth/pregnancy. Whether it was Ina may Gaskin's books, One born every minute on Channel 4 and even podcasts on my phone. After following one specific podcast for over a year now I am 100% sure in saying that this is probably one of the best, if not the best, podcasts to listen to during your pregnancy to gain information, hear some incredible stories an
Traveling in general can be a stressful task; remembering your passport, packing the right clothes and putting all your big liquids in the checked in bags are just a few of the minor things we need to do; now imagine that with kids/babies too. As a nervous flyer I can't imagine anything worse than getting on an aeroplane, but I bet some parents feel this way when they first travel with their baby/children. Below we have compiled the top tips from other mothers and parents to
Mom Shaming is an unnecessary aspect of being a mother/parents; when other mothers or just random/ordinary people judge and make comments about what you do/are doing as a parent. Not everyone may have experienced it, but those of you who have were not pleased after. For reference, where I'm from we call our mothers Mam and that's what'll be saying from now on, as saying mom is not the norm for me. Aeroplanes/Airplanes Traveling, especially for me; is not pleasant. I have a fe
Appearances Mom Shaming is an unnecessary aspect of being a mother/parents; when other mothers or just random/ordinary people judge and make comments about what you do/are doing as a parent. Not everyone may have experienced it, but those of you who have were not pleased after. For reference, where I'm from we call our mothers Mam and that's what'll be saying from now on, as saying mom is not the norm for me. It's quite sad now that online bullying and shaming regarding appea
Considering I am a non parent and have yet to have my own children, I 100% have experienced awkward situations when misunderstandings and misconceptions have happened between me and parents; especially with family and friends that already have kids. First of all, as for me my intention is never to be ignorant and thoughtless. Thoughtless meaning saying anything to anyone, but I have to admit there have been times when I've said something and it's been taken the wrong way. As
Continuing on from my previous post this blog series is all details and accounts from mothers to mothers all across the world, of all ages and nationalities and mother with older and younger children. Just a clear reminder; some of the things you read about in this post are from other people's personal experiences. This doesn't mean that it will happen to you or that your birth/pregnancy will end that way. Every mother, pregnancy, birth and journey is completely different and
I'm starting this mini series about all the things mothers wish they had known before and after various moments in their pregnancies. It's exciting and also a real reminder that we don't know everything; we can always learn and grow. I've collected responses from women all over the world, of all ages, with young children, old children and many more! I hope when reading this it will not put a damper on your ideas of pregnancy and birth but enlighten and maybe even bring comfor
Hello mothers! Ah, we've heard all the stories and seen all the well played movie scenes showing us what morning sickness would/should be like, but let's get real. Morning sickness has been said to never have just been in the morning; some of you have had it all day, just at night, in the mornings and for some of you lucky ones out there who NEVER get it; go on you! Another illusion we've been fed is that the first trimester is filled with vomiting and all, but according to s
Hello beautiful mamas, just a gentle reminder to take everything with a grain of salt. Not all the advice and tips you read and try will work for you or someone else. At the end of the day you have to do what makes you comfortable and what's most important, do what's best for you and your baby. With that in mind I have written this post specifically for those of you amazing women who are in your final weeks of pregnancy, after reading extensively and hearing from many mothers