I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant | Skipping The First Two Trimesters

Do you think you’d notice if you were 6 months pregnant? I didn’t. I’ll never forget the moment. I was sitting in a lecture for work, in the far right hand corner of the room, blocked in by the cold of the stone wall on one side and a line of colleagues on the other. The lecture was on Dealing With Death as a Police Officer, not that I took anything from it. I was pre-occupied with a feeling in…
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Abandoning A Rigid Bedtime Routine With A Baby | Having Fun With Munchkin

 In the first year or so with a baby, consistency is key: at night time especially, being rigid with the schedule and having a consistent routine allows a baby to hone in on their internal clock and to set biological rhythms. It’s important, and no one was more aware of that than I was. How rigid you are with the routine is completely dependent on the personality of your own baby and how easily they sleep, however, the personality of…
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Are We Becoming Over-Reliant On Online Friends?

Making friends is hard enough when your not the most outgoing person, making friends as a mum, that’s a new ball game all together. After falling victim to anxiety and taking a big knock in confidence after having my son, putting myself out there and making new friends has been difficult, or rather, it just hasn’t happened. When I fell pregnant, I imagined maternity leave spent at Baby Sensory, on play dates or out for coffee: needless to say, I…
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Ready, Steady, WEAN! | Starting Our Journey With Babease

Weaning a child before they reach six months will always be debated, in the same way that the method of feeding, swaddling, co-sleeping, baby wearing, dummies, will be. Everything that could be possibly detrimental to a babies development or well-being is quite rightly a talking point, but unfortunately we seem to have reached the stage where everything is now detrimental. I’ll be the first to preach that you know your own child best, and as we neared the four month…
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Two Ingredient Pancakes? | Guilt Free Baking With An Empty Cupboard

Set the scene. It’s Shrove Tuesday; your all hyped up for your pancakes, the golden syrup dripping down, the fluffy texture, the sweet treat to pick up your mood in dreary February: your pan is at the ready, and then you realize, that like so many of us, you have absolutely nothing to make your pancakes with. I’ve done this more or less every year since I was old enough to touch the cooker. If I wasn’t forgetting to buy…
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