Close friends and family know that this is close to the top of my list of ‘bloody irritating questions’, along with a) ‘Is he/she a good baby?’, b)’How is he/she sleeping?’ and c)’When are you going back to work?’ (Answers: a) What the chuff is a ‘bad’ baby?! b) Like a baby and c) If/when I want … More ‘But when is your actual due date?’: The EDD and intervention obsession.
What better way to mark the end of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 than a Q&A with the brilliant Dr Amy Brown, Associate Professor at Swansea University, specialising in breastfeeding and infant nutrition. You may have read one of her fantastic books, seen her brilliant videos about the needs of babies, or read one of her many HuffPost articles… we … More WBW2017: Q&A with Dr Amy Brown, writer of ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered’
When we initially discussed writing this blog, it was primarily to help other mums-to-be and new mums with breastfeeding. It can be so ruddy hard, especially in those early days and, if the support isn’t readily available, it is understandable that so many ladies switch to formula within days of their baby being born. So, why … More Breastfeeding: Nipple Shields, Slow Weight Gain and Nursing Whilst Pregnant
A post popped up towards the end of last week in an Attachment Parenting group that we belong to on Facebook. Reading it was heartbreaking. Here was a woman, a mother, not dissimilar to us, feeling frightened about leaving the house. The comments that followed were unswervingly supportive, of course, from like-minded, rational folk who haven’t … More How It Feels: Being a Muslim mother in Britain today
We started out preparing for this post by trawling through each of the party manifestos to gather information. We quickly realised that there was more vague and flowery language than in a ‘Creative Writing for Beginners’ class and every party, as always, makes pledges and promises that leave you wondering where the funding is going to come from. With … More GENERAL ELECTION: Making sense of those manifestos