It was really only after my son’s birth that I fully realised the value of having a support network, that I could call on. I must have had some sort of inkling before though, because I signed up to NCT Antenatal classes to gain access to a readymade support set up. The classes weren’t especially informative, especially if like me you’d devoured book after book; watched TV shows; and googled… Continue reading
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A few months ago, I reviewed Mary Kay’s Baby Massage Experience with my Father: A Father’s Journey for Real Parenting. I’ve been asked to review her follow-up book, Baby Massage Experience with my Mother: Peer Support, and it’s taken me a while to get round to it, but here it is.
Mary Kay writes very simply yet, as a trained midwife and health visitor, she… Continue reading
Until The Baby was five months old, I relied on two things to calm her colic and help her sleep. One was trotting around the house with her upright over my shoulder for hours which wore me and out and made me look like some strange pantomime-horse-wannabe. The other much less tiring and embarrassing solution was… Continue reading