It’s no secret that we love pretty much anything published by Pinter & Martin here at TFTMS. They’re (partly) responsible for bringing us The Positive Birth Book, which Jo reviewed back in the summer, as well as The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – the La Leche League book that contains everything you could ever wish … More Review: Growing Up Pregnant
We are BIG fans of Sketchy Muma here at TFTMS. She always seems to release an image at *just* the right moment to resonate with our current mood or feelings. Anna has been so kind in letting us use her sketches to accompany some of our posts and her work has provided Jo with the … More Q&A with Anna Lewis AKA ‘Sketchy Muma’
Over 80% of mums who stop breastfeeding in the first six weeks weren’t ready to do so. What an astounding statistic, and gutting to read because so often these mothers feel like failures and yet it is the breastfeeding support system (or lack of it) that has failed them. But there is support out there. … More Everything you need to know about breastfeeding…and more
We were absolutely gutted when our local Breastfeeding Café closed down recently. This was due to – you guessed it – Public Health funding cuts. Jo saw Ros McFadden at the Café when Primrose was 4.5 months old and anxious over slow weight gain. It was a lightbulb moment – she left feeling reassured and far more confident. At … More WBW2017: The Brand New Breastfeeding Hub app
Before you have kids, and even whilst you’re pregnant, it’s impossible not to speculate about how you will raise your child(ren). A combination of your own upbringing (either wanting to emulate it, or do the complete opposite to what your parents did), seeing how friends and family members do it, and what you see in … More My Mother Said She Never Would.
I’m looking at you, Facebook. You too, Twitter. And *especially* you, Instagram. An old school friend messaged me back in May 2016. It was lovely to hear from her, but something she said resonated, and not in a positive way. ‘Hi Jo’, it read. ‘You seem to have this baby thing under control…’ (And then … More The Social Media Effect.
I love watching The Secret Life Of…’ series. It’s fascinating, watching these littlies learning to interact, to assert themselves and to find their place in the world. That said, it’s not far removed from how many parents to be/new parents feel. We are told ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ but with families often … More The Secret Life of Mums.
A tribe. Important, right, at this crucial turning point in your life? Initially, I thought not. I brushed it off as yet another millennial phrase – another unnecessary parenting gimmick, like wet wipe warmers and buggies that cost more than a small car. But then I thought about it. All my friends with babies were … More Find Your Tribe
Well, yes. But, y’know, feel free to not read it. It’s either this, or our internet shopping habits spiral further out of control. Months ago (a year and two months, to be precise), when the babes were tiny, Lauren and I mentioned to each other that we would like to blog about our experience of motherhood … More Not another ‘Mum blog’?