Happy New Year Mother Siders! I hope the festivities brought you all wonderful memories of your littlies enjoying themselves with family and friends. What does 2019 have in store for you? For me, 2019 brings us our second baby and a rather large milestone birthday. One of those events is obviously going to have a … More New Year, New Baby (Natalie)
You know a book has captured your children’s imagination when you’re asked to read it for the 17th time in the space of a few hours… and you don’t mind! ‘I am a collector of cats. I have no cats. But I do have a plan…’ What could POSSIBLY go wrong? From the moment I spotted … More Collecting Cats: Blog Tour
Those of you who have been with us since the very early days may remember this post by my wonderful friend Bethan, who had a baby born sleeping. She has kindly written us another post, about returning to work after having her rainbow baby. Over to Bethan… ‘Part time work and motherhood – can you … More The Back-to-Work Balancing Act
As founder and admin of my local breastfeeding group, and member of many others, the inconsistency in breastfeeding knowledge and support from your average GP is frustrating, infuriating sometimes. It is an issue that arises frequently. You may be surprised to learn that the extent of their training about breastfeeding is little more than a … More 10 things I wish every GP knew about breastfeeding
Emma Rosen’s self-published Milk: A Story of Breastfeeding in a Society that’s Forgotten How is part autobiography, part factual analysis of the social, historical and ethical obstacles to establishing breastfeeding and the factors that threaten each woman’s journey, at every turn. Where you may expect to find a self-indulgent foray into one woman’s mothering journey, you will … More ‘Milk: A Story of Breastfeeding in a Society That’s Forgotten How’ (Review)
Jo: I met Kirsty at pregnancy yoga and we bonded over chats about breastfeeding and hypnobirthing. Keen to get as much support with breastfeeding as possible – something I wished I’d had the sense to do during my first pregnancy – she attended an LLL meeting with me. Throughout pregnancy and beyond, I was staggered at how differently she … More Yes, I’m a Young Mum. Yes, I Intend to Breastfeed.
My breastfeeding journey started in 2012 and just finished three months ago. I am currently feeling quite mixed emotions ranging between nostalgic and relieved. I have carried and breastfed my three boys for the past six years and, as my youngest is now heading towards the age of two, it seems a good time to tell my story. During World … More What Nursing Three Children has Taught me about Breastfeeding (Marissa)
Please give a warm Mother Side welcome to another new contributor, Marissa. ‘I’m Marissa, an American who’s been living in the UK for ten years with my English husband and our three young boys: Keane is six, Søren is four and Breckon is two. Since moving to the UK, my life has changed so much. I … More Introducing Marissa
I had planned to write about something else for my first post. I absolutely will cover that topic but something momentous has happened! Quite by herself, my non sleeping, ‘up-20-times-a-night-when-all-the-other-babies-were-sleeping-for-longer-and-longer’ baby did it. She did what everyone has been telling me and her she *should* be doing since birth. What you may ask? What should … More The Holy Grail of Parenting AKA ‘Sleeping Through’ (Natalie)
If you follow us on Facebook, you may remember our post a little while ago, asking if anybody wanted to contribute on a regular basis. The response was a little overwhelming (in a good way!) and it’s taken us a little time to work through the replies we received. Tonight, we introduce Natalie. Her first … More Introducing Natalie.