Category: Pregnancy & Newborns

8 reasons why I’m in no rush to stop breastfeeding

There are lots of things I like about breastfeeding – and here are eight reasons why I’m in no rush to stop. Of course there are also some drawbacks (leaky boobs are never a good look!) and it’s not for everyone, but I have had a positive experience so far. I’m not getting into any breast milk vs formula debate – I’m pro-doing-whatever-works-for-you – so there is no offence intended, this is just a light hearted post about my experience of breastfeeding. Please share your own breastfeeding benefits in the comments below! (more…)

Breastfeeding: Doing My Best

Press pause: Why I don’t want to rush the baby milestones

Whenever I look at Clara – whether she is sound asleep in her moses basket, feeding contently or giving me a big cheeky smile – I don’t want these moments to end.

With your first child you can’t wait to reach the big milestones. We rush to wean onto food, impatiently anticipate their first word and step, even look forward to that first tooth popping up.

As they grow into toddlers and young children, its all about how quickly they can potty train, learn to count, learn colours, shapes and numbers. (more…)

Seven things you should do before baby gets here

1. Date night
Make the most of not having to get a baby sitter (or just having to get one for older kids) and go for a nice child-free meal or trip to the cinema – something that just becomes a bit harder once you have a baby.

2. Cook
Put batches of food into individual portions in the freezer, making it easy to grab and defrost a meal for you and/or older children when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking from scratch. Our freezer is currently full of Izzy-sized portions of homemade pasta and risotto. (more…)