To the partner of a new, breastfeeding mama.

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.

Family food: Cinnamon breakfast pancakes [recipe]

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]

How it feels: A Deaf Mama’s Journey through Pregnancy, Labour and Motherhood

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

How it feels: Growing up deaf

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

Family food: Spring greens (or ANY greens!) and feta tagliatelle [recipe]

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]

How it Feels: Abortion

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

Our messed up society AKA The suppression of maternal instinct.

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.