Are you really ready for labour? Add these points to your checklist now!

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Whether you’ve just found out that you’re expecting, or the birth of your child is imminent, there’s nothing wrong with planning your little one’s arrival and looking ahead to the future and what the labour room might hold. Of course, planning your labour can be incredibly daunting and your midwife will be able to go through the appropriate options with you and what kind of birth you should expect to have. But how do you plan for labour? Scented candles… Continue Reading “Are you really ready for labour? Add these points to your checklist now!”

Ditch the screens: the benefits of traditional games

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Whether it is a television, a tablet or a smartphone, it’s without a doubt that our kids always have entertainment at hand and, with so many options in one small screen, it’s understandable that traditional games have a harder time competing for our children’s attention. Let me put all my cards on the table. I don’t believe that screen time is a negative thing, it can offer wonderful interactive ways to teach and entertain our children but traditional games (that… Continue Reading “Ditch the screens: the benefits of traditional games”

7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term

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With rain lashing the windows and the wind howling outside, February half term can be the trickiest one for entertaining the kids because the weather is so unpredictable. I have already shared a fantastic list of cheap or free events to keep the kids entertained during half term, but if the weather is as bad as it is today, what if you cannot leave the house! 7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term Make your own chocolate Kids love… Continue Reading “7 Fun indoor activities for February Half Term”

8 Things To Do If You Lose Your Job

Losing your job can be a devastating, life-changing experience. There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning thinking that you have job security, making the trip into work, and having your life shattered in front of you. Everyone copes with job loss differently; some become depressed while others are capable of picking themselves up and moving on. There’s no right and wrong answer; it’s all about what you personally feel. Of course, there are things everyone can do when… Continue Reading “8 Things To Do If You Lose Your Job”

Helpful tips for recovering from an Episiotomy

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When Abbey gave birth to Lilah, she turned to me and asked why I didn’t warn her that labour and birth would be like it was, but I don’t think that anyone or anything can prepare you for the experience. From the early days of pregnancy with sickness and nausea, then having irritated and stretched skin, to perineal swelling and bruising and cracked nipples after birth, motherhood can be tough, especially if you have had interventions too. One thing that… Continue Reading “Helpful tips for recovering from an Episiotomy”