12 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Having A Baby

Preparing to be a new mum is a mixture of excitement and nervousness. With so much needed to prepare for your new bundle of joy it can be overwhelming. People start giving advice before the baby’s even been born- do this, don’t do that. It all becomes a bit confusing. With this in mind I have written a list of things I wished I’d been told before I had Lily. I’m sure there’s loads more things it would have been good to know, but these are the main ones. I’d love to hear other mum’s words of wisdom in the […]

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The Tree of Life Brelfie: A Beautiful New Craze

There’s a new craze in town, the Tree of Life Brelfie, where mum’s are taking to the internet to post breastfeeding selfies in the hope to normalise breastfeeding, and what a fantastic thing it is. The people at PicsArt are helping mum’s to create the Tree of Life photo by uploading a photo of themselves breastfeeding, they then edit it with one of the stickers in the theme called “Tree of Life”. Next they put a “magic” theme over the photo, popular ones include “midnight”, “rainbow” and “flare”. The photos created are truly beautiful, and above all else women coming together to […]

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Breastfeeding and the Working Mum

When I was pregnant with Lily I thought I would probably be breastfeeding her for the first 6 months before switching to formula. Especially after a shakey start I was unsure whether I would even last that long. It took me a while to help Lily get the latch right, and once I had my nipples were so sore I felt like crying every time Lily fed. I also came down with mastitis 4x in the first 3 months. The first time we had to call an ambulance and I was admitted back to hospital for four days as it […]

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Sleep Deprived Parent: Top Tips on How To Cope

“Sleep when the baby sleeps” That phrase must have been said to me 100x. Oh yeah, I’ll just have a sleep and ignore the massive pile of baby clothes with pooslosions all over them, the washing up mountain, my hair that is as greasy as fried chicken and the bins that need emptying. One of my worries before I had Lily was the sleepless nights and how I would cope with them. The 24 hour days that seem so endless. They are tough and they are long, but you can survive them. Here’s a fact: Newborn babies are meant to […]

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