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Matthew: Goodbye primary school and thank you!

Things are a teeny bit emotional in our house this week as Matthew completed his final days in primary school. Things ended two days early as his bubble burst Wednesday night at 8pm 🙁 So, the little bundle I gave birth to is moving to secondary school! Time for a look back 🙂 Year R. […]

A decade of being a mum

This week Matthew will turn 10. A whole decade of being a mum. Ten years that have been so long and so short. Here I am in May 2010, days before giving birth for the first time: So what have I learned, what words of wisdom can I impart to expectant parents and exhausted newborn […]

How does it feel to have a male midwife or health visitor?

Zach’s fourth birthday is rapidly approaching (how the heck did that happen?!) and I have been thinking back to his birth and early days. My first health visitor was a man and I did not feel comfortable about discussing contraception, breastfeeding, the sheer exhaustion of having 3 children aged 5 and under. I don’t think […]

Preparing to start infant school

Zach turns 4 in April so will be starting infant school in September. Less that 9 months to prepare him (and me!) for this big change. Having worked in schools I thought I would come up with some top tips to help make a smooth transition for children as well as parents:   Toilet training. […]

Goodbye 2019 and the whole 2010s decade!

Twenty years ago I was sat at home waiting for the end of the world as we knew it as the Millenium Bug was expected. Ten years ago I was nearly 20 weeks pregnant. Life doesn’t turn out as we expect. Hopes and fears are often unfounded. Change is scary but necessary. Today I have […]