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New Mother Problems

11/10/2018
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How to Cope when you have a Super Clingy Child

I’ve experienced both fierce independence and intense clinginess in my children; and, rather oddly,  in the same child. I recently wrote about how I’d felt completely defeated by my infant daughter being entirely uninterested in me, always choosing her daddy over mummy – despite the fact she’s breastfed: I was only good for milk, nothing more. It hurt like hell, although I felt silly for allowing it to upset me so much. And then one day everything changed. Literally overnight, my youngest, Elfin, became as high-needs as her big sister.... Read More

16/06/2018
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Keeping Little Ones Cool in the Summer

With summer approaching in just a few days (21st June 2018) there brings a promise of a warm and hazy sunshine filled days. Whilst it’s a lovely season to enjoy for most of us, for babies and small children the heat of the season can be quite frustrating as they can’t regulate their own temperatures like we can. Here’s my top tips on how to keep your little ones cool in the heat; 1) Wear minimal clothing There’s nothing worse than wearing too many clothes in the sunshine and that goes... Read More

09/06/2018
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Top Tips for Surviving a Baby and a Toddler

I knew it was going to be tough; it’s why I put it off for as long as I did. There are, in fact, fleeting moments when I think ‘I’ve got this’, and allow myself a metaphorical clap on the back for bossing life as a mum of two. However, the rest of the time is basically the equivalent of swimming against the tide and paddling just to stay afloat, often feeling all at sea, and occasionally plain drowning in the sheer relentlessness of life with two small – and... Read More

06/06/2018
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Coping in the Workplace after Maternity Leave

When you’re on Maternity Leave, especially those first few months, all you’re thinking about is your newborn baby, and maybe when you’ll find the time to sleep ever again. Most mums aren’t thinking about what their next step is, they’re enjoying being a Mum and learning everything about their newborn. So when the time actually comes, making a choice if you’re returning to work is quite a daunting feeling. For some, they already know they can work from home, or their partner can hold the fort with most of the... Read More