I, along with 1 in 10 other women, suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a gynaecological condition whereby the lining of the womb grows outside the womb. The blood build up causes scar tissue, inflammation, and sometimes cysts. This causes me great pain, bowel issues, and can cause infertility as the tissue can block Fallopian tubes … Continue reading Living with Endometriosis
Last Christmas when struggling with what to buy an almost 3 month old, a friend told me of the way they select presents for their children; something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. I love this mantra, and it is what we are sticking to this year for Harper. … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers
I am so excited for Christmas. I am amazed that I have been able to restrain myself from putting up the Christmas decorations yet! But with December just over a week away, my thoughts have turned to advent! Harper is 14 months old, and has a cow’s milk allergy, so I found myself searching for … Continue reading Christmas Advent Inspiration – not a chocolate in sight!
I loved Beatrix Potter growing up. My first plate set was Peter Rabbit, and Miss Potter has always held a special spot in my heart. Her books make me feel very nostalgic. We also live close to the iconic location whereby The Tailor of Gloucester was set. I toyed for a while of which theme … Continue reading Harper’s First Birthday – A Peter Rabbit Themed Party
Birth trauma is when post traumatic stress occurs following childbirth. Sadly, it is often overlooked that some women suffer from intense psychological distress for a complex variety of reasons as a consequence of childbirth. Here, Danielle Mammon bravely shares her raw personal experience of birth trauma. As the one year mark approaches, I'm finding myself … Continue reading Birth Trauma – One mother’s experience
For 39 weeks I carried you. Beansprout was the name we gave you. Genderless for 18 weeks. I felt like I knew you even then. I loved you more with every kick, every roll, every bout of hiccups. We already gave you an identity, imagined what you would be like. We were told we had … Continue reading One whole year of you
Being a busy working mum we are always on the go, and usually in a rush to get to wherever we are headed. At 11 months old, baby H is yet to sleep through the night and is also an early riser. I quite literally am powered by caffeine. My brain no longer functions as … Continue reading A day in the life – how using a tracking device makes my day go more smoothly