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Maternal Mental Health is important at ALL stages of being a mum

This week is UK Maternal Mental Health Matters week. Savvy bloggers published and promoted posts all week. Crappy bloggers like me post at the end… And there you have it. Mental health in a nutshell. Comparing yourself to others. Finding yourself lacking. Overly self critical, even vicious. If one of my children had the same […]

Toddler versus teenager: which is easier to cope with?!

I now have a threenager (hi Zach!) A complicated whirlwind of emotions…     I remember when Matthew was a toddler, and I had a newborn Anya, my neighbour with teenaged children came around and said she didn’t envy me as the toddler years are the hardest which REALLY surprised me. This week I have been […]

Pelvic exercises are fun with Perifit!

Hang on a minute… pelvic floor exercises can be fun? Yes! When I was a teen, I remember the joke image of women pulling ‘sucking on a lemon’ face to imply they were squeezing their pelvix floor muscles. I would randomly practice pelvic floor exercises whenever I remembered but would soon get distracted and forget […]

Why I DON’T limit screen time

The MOMO hoax has been much in the news recently but, now that the moral panic has subsided, common sense is back. We live in a complicated technological world. Technology was supposed to free us but I think it constrains us more than ever. Parenthood is tricky as we try to negotiate the need for […]