Top 10 Things I Had Forgotten About Newborns

I met a friend along with her 6 week old son today. After about 10 minutes a cold realisation began to dawn on me. As time has gone on, I thought I was growing into my new role as a mother- relaxing and maturing, taking things more in my stride and becoming increasingly confident with Pickle and her little nuances. But as I watched my Continue reading

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‘Sicky’ Baby Support Group

*WARNING- IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY VOMIT, BEST NOT TO READ ANY FURTHER. THIS POST IS SOLEY. ABOUT. VOMIT. *

During my pregnancy I tried to mentally prepare myself for the upcoming trials and tribulations that my experienced- parent friends seemed so keen on warning me about; I practiced suppressing my gag reflex for 3am nappy changes, tried building up my stamina for the sleepless nights- I even made my peace with the fact the house would never, ever Continue reading

Maternity leave- Fantasy Vs. Reality

Oh, the plans I had for maternity leave pre- baby. What WASN’T I going to conquer?! I was going to start my own business making kitch yet on-trend baby cot mobiles, try my hand at being a novelist, maybe even start revising for a professional exam a year in advance. I was definitely going to master yoga, and try out a new cake recipe every week without breaking a sweat. How else was I going to fill the months ahead? Continue reading