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motherhood

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 […]

Catching the jumpsuit trend at last!

I am not a dedicated follower of fashion. My mum wardrobe is basically jeans and t shirt for summer and jeans and jumper for winter. Last year I made more of an effort as the kids were older so snot, wee and poo were less likely to provide accessories (less likely, not impossible, thanks a […]

A crime to refuse vaccinations?

In the 1980s, author Roald Dahl reflected on the death of his daughter Olivia twenty years earlier. The open letter is quite devastating but the line that remains in my mind is : ‘It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised’. It got me thinking: should we make it a […]