Nothing, not even your own previous parenting experience can prepare you for the demands and the logistics of having multiples. from the moment they are born the reality of having two tiny babies to care for hits you. Who do you pick up first? Who do you feed first? Who do you comfort first when…… Continue reading Double trouble but double joy
PTSD and anxieties following premature birth or the ill health of your child come in many forms, all of which are simply not discussed and mothers are not warned. I don’t have the answers but what I do have is my own very real experience of living with the after effects of the things me…… Continue reading PTSD and premature birth, you’re not alone
Coping with having your baby in neonatal for any amount of time is hard, you emotionally shut down and you truly are simply existing and not living. Going through this experience when you have older children at home adds additional pressures and guilt. All you want to do is be beside your babies incubator…… Continue reading Torn in two, NICU and older siblings
The big feeding question, breast or not, is a complex and emotional journey for preemie mums. Breastfeeding is a massively emotive topic but in the context of premature birth it’s one which I think needs to be more openly discussed. The journey which may or may not lead you to breastfeeding your premature baby is…… Continue reading Breast or bottle, a complex emotional journey for preemie mums
We all know that having a toddler is bloody hard work, they tantrum at the drop of a hat, they are seriously stubborn with all their new found independence and self-awareness, anything you feed them often disgusts them, they don’t listen and they have some sort of death wish if the amount of accidents they…… Continue reading The 10 best things about having a toddler
So 2016 shocked me somewhat as my little blog went from getting a few visitors to being read in over 150 countries and Facebook went from about 600 followers to a whopping 3,000 which still amazes me on a daily basis. All of your comments and messages spurred me on and gave me the confidence…… Continue reading Top 5 posts of 2016
Parenting isn’t straight forward and it certainly isn’t a walk in the park, unless this particular walk involves multiple tantrums about uncomfortable wellington boots, not wanting to walk any more, the sun going in their eyes or not liking the selection of sticks on offer. Your never prepared for what’s going to be thrown your…… Continue reading Happy Christmas you bloody amazing mother!