babies

Birth Trauma – 2 years on.

Birth Trauma

TW: Although I don’t go into specific details within this post, if you have experienced a birth trauma or difficulties surrounding a birth please refrain from reading this post or proceed with caution. As this week is actually Birth Trauma Awareness Week, I thought I would do a bit of …

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Top Tips for expectant parents.

Expectant Parents

We have another guest post today, and this time it’s from my lovely friend Shona over at _homeandfamily on Instagram, with some top tips for expectant parents. Shona and I bonded over our ‘mummies boys’ (she’s mummy to Archie, who is an absolute sweetheart!) and our friendship has grown ever …

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Top tips for fussy eating toddlers.

Grayson eating

When we first started weaning all those years ago (only a year and a half, but still feels like forever ago!) Grayson was such a good eater. He would eat anything you put in front of him or put on a spoon for him, but as he hit ‘toddler-hood’ he …

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A working mum’s mum guilt.

Working mum guilt

Today’s guest post is from the lovely Ally over at dairysoyafreebubba. Ally posts all sorts – from yummy recipes that are soya and dairy free, to pictures of her gorgeous little boy Jenson! So it’s definitely worth checking her page out. However, when discussing doing a guest post she said …

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2 years.

Grayson beach

Grayson is officially 2 years old as of today (technically as of 7:50 tonight, but that would just be mean!) and what a wild 2 years it’s been. I remember bringing this tiny little baby home and just thinking “what now?”. I’d never been able to keep a plant alive, …

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Parents aren’t invincible.

Ash Grayson

The other week I was telling a friend how I’d had a really bad migraine the night before, and that because I was solo parenting at the time I told Grayson that my head was hurting and that I wouldn’t be a able to play as much. My friend then …

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Separation anxiety in parents.

Anxiety

I’m sure any parent reading this post is very aware of separation anxiety in children, but if you’re not for any reason, separation anxiety is when children get particularly clingy towards their parents or caregivers. It’s a super normal thing for babies and young children to experience, so if you …

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My favourite parenting/children related apps.

parenting apps

I did a post a while back all about my favourite apps and so I thought I’d do a separate post about some of my favourite apps that I’ve found useful since becoming a parent. Whether they’ve been useful for me or apps that I let Grayson use. YouTube: Kids …

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The positives of having pets around children.

pets and children

If you follow our Instagram then you’ll have seen I recently put up a picture up of Grayson playing with our cat, Kenny. We put up a blog post a while back about introducing a pet to a new baby (which you can read here), but what about when your …

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Why I wouldn’t have a labour induced again.

*TW: if you have issues surrounding labour, induction, forceps and birth trauma: please read with care or don’t read on” I’ve seen a lot of stories in the media recently surrounding labour and being induced, and the positives and negatives of induction. Having been induced with Grayson, I can understand …

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