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
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
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
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
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 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.
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