We love easy and quick recipes suitable for all of the family. This bread is perfect for that and lasts for a few days in a sealed container (and can be frozen for a couple of weeks). It’s completely free of any nasties and is also good fun to make with the little ones to … More Foodie Friday: seriously easy homemade bread [recipe]
Following on from Sunday night’s post about supporting your partner as she breastfeeds, we thought we’d share not only our own stories of how our husbands have bonded with the girls, but lots of tips from other folk. However your baby is fed, these tips will come in handy if Dad is feeling like he cannot … More That bond between fathers and babies.
One of the reasons frequently cited by women for considering giving up breastfeeding is, “It means my partner can share the feeds.” Sometimes, this is a mutual decision but, often, the pressure comes from the baby’s father… It’s understandable, given the portrayal of babies in films and on television. Rarely are women seen breastfeeding unless … More To the partner of a new, breastfeeding mama.
These pancakes are a breakfast favourite in Lauren’s house (with regular requests for “panpakes” from her 19-month old). They’re light and fluffy and are so quick to make. We often have them as a treat on a weekend, but they work for a midweek treat and snack, too. Healthy, filling, very tasty and perfect for all … More Family food: Cinnamon breakfast pancakes [recipe]
If you haven’t already, do read the first part of Mother Sider Phoebe’s post here. She has written these two brilliant posts for us as part of Deaf Awareness Week 2017. Back to Phoebe… I have dated hearing guys in the past and struggled, especially when we were with their friends as they would talk … More How it feels: A Deaf Mama’s Journey through Pregnancy, Labour and Motherhood
Yesterday saw the start of Deaf Awareness Week, which sees multiple organisations participating each year, in order to raise awareness and understanding. Each of them focuses on a different theme or area of importance. For example, The UK Council on Deafness are using it to ‘Celebrate’ collaborations on Awareness, Education, Employment, Information, Services and Prevention, and … More How it feels: Growing up deaf
Somehow I’m 27 weeks pregnant. It seems like about a fortnight since we announced that we’re expecting a baby boy in August and now, with just three months to go and a week before entering the THIRD trimester, I’m finally getting around to an update about the second. This time during my last pregnancy, I … More Second Trimester (in the nick of time)
This is possibly one of the most simple, quick and nutritious meals we do. Suitable for all the family, it’s packed full of goodness and is fun for little fingers to handle. It’s a winner in our house and is a great way to get lots of goodness into a meal you can eat hot, … More Family food: Spring greens (or ANY greens!) and feta tagliatelle [recipe]
Today’s guest post comes courtesy of a Mother Sider who has asked to remain anonymous as, apart from her husband, nobody knows of her experience. Sadly, the stigma associated with abortion means many woman are unable to confide in their friends and family – often for cultural or religious reasons (as is the case here), … More How it Feels: Abortion
When I hear stories from friends who work in primary schools about ‘Nurture Groups’, it makes my heart weep. Young children who need to be taught to smile and how to be affectionate, or show emotion, not because they’ve experienced a life changing event and are traumatised, but because they haven’t been shown affection at … More Our messed up society AKA The suppression of maternal instinct.