All you can do is your best…just remember to love yourself too! I was actually writing another blog, but with no intention at all I ended up writing about body image for mums. This is a subject that has recently been on the rise in social media and is actually very real for me. My appearance is something I take seriously, too seriously really and I knock myself down way too much for it. I am sure this is common place for most women, which it shouldn’t be. Before I… View Post

Let Your Inner Festi-Maman Shine at The Big …

Let Your Inner Festi-Maman Shine at The Big Feastival

How many of you were glued to Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago imagining you were moshing away with the Foo Fighters or holding your lighters (or is it phones now… health and safety) in the air to Ed Sheehan. Me!! The festival season is well and truly underway and I don’t know about you but going for a whole weekend with the kids is something I dream about year after year but very rarely get around to actually doing. The idea of taking the children to Glasto actually fills… View Post

July Charity Of The Month – The African Maternity …

July Charity Of The Month – The African Maternity Link

Today we introduce our charity of the month for July…. The African Maternity Link- Improving birth outcomes through education and training. Thanks to Oli Jeacock for showcasing the fantastic work that they do. A Midwife’s Diary Its 2AM in the morning and you’ve been woken up as a woman is in labour. She is attending the small clinic, that you run, to have her baby. You light some candles in the dusty rooms and sigh once again, because, for the hundredth night in a row nobody has the money to… View Post

Positive Vibes Surrounding Childbirth

Positive Vibes Surrounding Childbirth

I am a hypnobirthing teacher and I had an epidural… There I said it. Not that there is anything to be ashamed of. Although I always follow it up with ‘but I had 2 deliveries before with gas and air’… or ‘but it was a long labour as she was premature and an unpredictable third baby’. I also dread the question from couples, did I hypnobirth my babies? Being a hypnobirthing teacher I am sure they expect the answer to be, “Yes… I hypnobirthed in a meadow of long grass,… View Post

Tired Maman Eyes…

Tired Maman Eyes…

Sleep deprivation sucks right? Apparently your mouth can lie but your eyes can’t. So whether you’re up mega early, awake several times in the night (or all night!) or just exhausted from never stopping, it can really show in your eyes and make a big difference to how you feel. I heard that parents lose about 6 months sleep in the first two years of their child’s life! And that’s just the first two years – no wonder we all feel knackered! I think the adrenaline that gets you through… View Post