Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Importance of Breastfeeding Support

So it’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Week again, and all over Twitter and Facebook and various other media there are cries of “What’s the point?!”, “Why do we need more awareness?!”,  “Things like this just make us mums who can’t breastfeed feel guilty again!” blah blah etc etc.  Well, the point is this: UK breastfeeding rates are dropping… Continue reading


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The Hospital Admission or ‘A Lesson in Trusting Children’

I have just had possibly the most surreal few days of my life.  The Princess had chicken pox last week, and in her usual style, she refused to give in to illness.  She carried on like nothing was wrong, despite the thermometer telling us otherwise, not resting, not napping, not taking it at all easy.  Then the coughing started.  I say ‘coughing’, I mean barking, like a dog with a… Continue reading


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Personalised Gifts Boutique – A Review

When The Princess turned one, The Boyfriend and I bought her a beautiful framed picture, knowing she would receive a gazillion toys from family and friends.  It makes me well up every time I look at it, and it will last forever.  Last week we celebrated Pea’s first birthday.  Anyone with more than one child (and a degree of OCD, along with a hefty dose of guilt) will understand when… Continue reading


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