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Learning to let go: secondary school

How can my baby be in Year 7??? Lots of changes for him but also some major adjustments for me as I allow Matthew greater independence. Over the last year this has been happening naturally as we prepared for him moving up to secondary school. Walking alone Honestly, waving goodbye to him each morning has […]

Last minute back to school checklist

Don’t panic! Only a week to go and things are getting more complicated for me as I’ll now have one child at infant, junior and secondary! Here’s my quick checklist to make sure we’re ready: Uniform Children have this nasty habit of growing. This is especially obvious if they were in summer uniform and now […]

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 […]