Sparkles and Stretchmarks’ blog post this week about Disney’s confusion over allowing a boy to attend their Princess day experience has got me thinking. I’d consider myself a feminist. I try to educate myself about the issues facing LGBT+ people, and I hope I’d be considered an ally! I am anti gendered toys (I write,… Read More What If My Son Wants Pink Sparkly Shoes?
Giving birth is rarely a walk in the park. Whether you manage a medication free “natural” birth, get every drug under the sun, plan a c-section or get rushed in as an emergency, labour is hard work, and it hurts. But “they say” that the moment you hold your baby in your arms all that… Read More Birth Trauma Awareness Week
When I started #bottlefeedingstories a while back, the response I got from other bloggers, and other parents, who wanted to get involved was overwhelming. So many people had a story to tell – and I love that people have commented saying how their stories were similar, or how they didn’t realise that many people had… Read More Why I Deleted Your “Breast Is Best” Comment
I remember when we first got this book for X – he wasn’t quite two and we’d got him loads of books for Christmas from The Works. 5 Minutes Peace was in there, and I took an instant dislike to it. The gist is that Mrs Large wants 5 minutes peace from her 3 little… Read More 5 Minutes Peace
Welcome to the first instalment of the #bottlefeedingstories guest post series, a chance for mums to come together to share their stories of moving from breastfeeding to bottle feeding, whether that was a necessity or a choice. To kick off the series we have Lauren from Trainee Blogger and Mother.
5 Things I Hate About Playgroup Playgroup. I know, I know, before you start, Playgroups are not for ME, they’re for the kids, but seriously?!? They’re actual hell on earth – it’s not just me thinking this, is it? So here’s 5 Things I Hate About Playgroup…
Where’s my son gone?! No, seriously? I had a wonderfully behaved, polite, little boy who charmed everyone he came in contact with. Where’s he gone? This morning we had a trip to Tesco that made me think someone had swapped him in the night. How can someone change so much overnight?! In fact, here’s 5… Read More Last Week vs This Week
10 Tips For Train Travel with a Toddler My son and I ventured out for our first ever journey on a train this week. Before we set out I couldn’t figure out why it had taken me so long to brave it. By the time we got on the train, I knew why. Toddlers, even pretty… Read More 10 Tips for Train Travel with A Toddler
So I really wasn’t going to wade in on this – there’s plenty of vitriol and defence for Jamie Oliver in the Mummy Blog sphere already, but I guess I feel the need to put my twopence in too…
Huffington Post have posted an article today about post natal hospital stays, stating that UK Mums get one of the shortest after birth stays in the world; shorter than Ghana and Bangladesh.