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17 November 2017

World Prematurity Day

Nothing can prepare you for the arrival of your little one. You can be super prepared or not at all. The reality is, once you baby decides it’s time to arrive, a lot of the time it’s never how you’d thought it would be. 

Becoming a parent is hard enough, becoming a parent to a baby that arrives early is even harder. 

In November 2016, my husband and I became parents to our beautiful daughter Aarya. She arrived 6 weeks early as I was suffering from severe preeclampsia and doctors said the baby was safer out than in, for both of our sakes. 

Some of you will know that I didn’t really see my daughter or hold her for two days. Becoming a parent to a premature baby brings a whole load of physical and emotional feelings. 


16 November 2017

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12 November 2017

Winter vs Spring Babies

With my youngest having recently reached her half birthday we have safely come out the other side of the exhausting, amazing, overwhelming phase that is having a newborn baby.  For me, it’s very much like riding a never ending seesaw, constantly flitting from revelling in the cuteness of tiny toes, first smiles and sleepy cuddles to being desperate for the near hourly feeds and relentless poo-namis to end.
Having had both winter and spring newborns I have realised each season brings with it a different set of parenting hurdles to negotiate because whoever said this parenting malarkey (also known as keeping the humans alive!) was going to be easy!

10 November 2017

Feature: Slimming World Recipes!

I get so bored with my Healthy Extras. Sometimes I find it hard to fit them in or use something I don’t really want. Mainly inhaling 2 HiFi bars and then not feeling fulfilled. So, I came up with this tasty recipe for something a bit different. 


9 November 2017

Feature: Word From the U.S

This Is Not A New Phenomenon


7 November 2017

Does size matter?

I recently realised that my poor, slightly neglected second child hadn’t been weighed in over two months so we trundled along to our local baby clinic.  My chunky monkey weighed in at a hefty 16lbs 3ozs which was a pretty impressive starting weight for her 4 month old frame.  She had moved up from the 50th percentile to the 75th.  I was absolutely delighted …. but why?

2 November 2017

The Single Mum Mansion – how it saved me from heartbreak.

No one sets out to get divorced or separate from the father/mother of their children. If only there was a box one could tick to stop it happening, but happen it does, every day. I bore three kids in quick succession and by the time my marriage dissolved into a sticky mess, I was left holding three children under five. It was a dark time, a private agonising dystopia fuelled by grief of the like I had never experienced before. Every day felt like someone had died as I forced myself to function for the sake of the children. No one else understood, how could they when they had a husband who was present, being part of a family and sharing your life? I felt like the only person to ever suffer this level of brokenness.


Feature: Lean Mums

Hi everyone,

This month I want to talk to you about how you can get more active even if you don’t have time to get to the gym.

I wrote in my recent blog for Lean Mums about getting in shape for Christmas rather than after Christmas and avoiding the weight gain and feelings of guilt and sluggishness. It basically involves eating well and exercising regularly for the next couple of months so that you can relax and enjoy Christmas. It’s a great idea and something that a lot of the Lean Mums members are jumping on board with. Here’s the link to the blog if you want to check it out:

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