I wish I was one of those mums who can deal with spending every minute of every day with my child. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE spending time with Freddie when he's not being an arse. But I can safely say that by the end of my weekend off work i am ready to … Continue reading Being a Touched Out Mum
Heather Wolf — 'There is no such thing as tough love. Love is kind, love is compassionate, love is tender." When it comes to babies, there is no such thing as 'tough love'. The closest thing to 'tough love' I can think of is taking control of all finances whilst your partner who is a … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As ‘Tough Love’
Anyone who has suffered with post-birth trauma has probably had this phrase chucked at them along with a handful of other unhelpful and isolating phrases. Yes-ultimately, giving birth to a healthy baby is the main goal, but mum's feelings are incredibly important too. If a mum doesn't get the birth experience she longed for, if … Continue reading ‘Your Baby Is Healthy, That’s All That Matters’
You know what pisses me off? How so-called gentle parents who preach about the importance of being gentle to your children seem to be the ones always jumping on posts throwing insults and chucking in their 2 pence whenever possible. I know no one can MAKE you feel anything but sometimes it doesn't matter how … Continue reading In The Grand Scheme Of Things, Does It Really Matter?
It's okay to co sleep, your baby might not settle in their moses basket and that's perfectly normal. Here are the co sleeping safety guidelines. You have a choice. You don't HAVE to be induced, you don't HAVE to have a hospital birth, you don't HAVE to do x,y,z. Cluster feeding is normal when breastfeeding. … Continue reading Things Midwives Forget To Tell Mothers
I think most of us have a well meaning family member or friend who tries to dish out their unsolicited advice. It's funnier when they don't even have children and they try to tell you that picking your child up when they're upset will lead to them being a spoilt little shit and they will … Continue reading Thanks For The Advice But I Won’t Leave My Baby To Cry
Before I was pregnant, before I even fathomed the idea of looking after a human spawn, I used to think that parenting was a walk in the park. I used to see toddlers and children throwing tantrums in public and think '*ugh* Why can't parents just control their kid?' Now, I look at the parent … Continue reading Things I No Longer Believe About Parenting