From baby to ‘Bitty’: How old is too old for breastfeeding?

I recently attended my first La Leche League meeting at my local branch in Scotland. La Leche League is an international organisation supporting breastfeeding mothers and I found out about this community after having a difficult start to breastfeeding my son. At the time of the meeting, my son was four months old and amongst the youngest. There were a number of older babies and toddlers and what an eye opener! I think it’s the first time I’ve seen a child over the age of one being breastfed....more

Go Home Tuesday...You're Drunk- five things currently ticking me off

Guys... a lot is ticking me off right about now.I mean I've got the Cocksackie...strike one...  I can't eat, I can't drink, I can't talk and my mouth is in constant pain.  We are going on day five of this mess and I haven't even lost a pound.  It's just about the most unfair thing in the world....more

Master of Mediocrity- How to Bring it and How to Wing it

When I first embarked on this parenting journey nearly a decade ago I was bent on being a textbook mommy.  I had read the books and watched enough of TLC's A Baby Story to consider myself a total expert.  I was 24 year old.  It has taken me the better part of a decade to arrive at where I am today...a master of mediocrity. ...more

Dear Everyone...Please Stop Telling Me To Cherish These Moments

There is nothing on earth I love more than my children.  These four little girls are the driving force behind every breath I take. They are also the reason I am on a heavy dose of Zoloft and have to dye my hair every six weeks.  Considering I have four young girls, including identical toddler twins, I tend to draw a crowd and a flurry of comments and advice from every stranger we pass. ...more

4 Ways We Can Teach Our Daughters to Shine from Within

When I look at this quote I can’t stop hearing this song in my head…This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.Let it shine. Let it shine. Let it shine....more

It's My Birthday ... So What?

It’s my birthday and I’m another year older and like every year before this one, I woke up exactly the same. It’s a sensation which didn’t change with age; the feeling of waking up on your birthday to absolutely nothing extraordinary. ...more


Many of my clients are preparing for the births of their new babies. Parents spend months and months anticipating and planning for childbirth, and while doing so is important, it's easy to forget to prepare for what will happen when baby actually gets here.  ...more

10 Aspects of Mama-hood I Never Imagined I Would Be OK With

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