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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A Newborn and A Marriage: The Strain of a Baby on a Relationship

People tell you about the surge of love you will feel when you have a baby. They will tell you how your baby will become your whole world. The worries that come with it as you want to protect this precious little human. And that is all totally true. But what nobody seems to talk about, is that having a newborn can also cause a massive strain on your relationship.     This is something I experienced, and actually I think most people experience but don’t want to admit. When Lily was born I felt all those normal emotions: love, a lioness […]

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A New Mum’s Gift Guide

If you are a new mum and you’re reading this looking for gift inspiration for your own gift list, or if you’re a new Dad looking for ideas for your other half, hopefully this will help. This is my list of great gifts for a new mum, because the latest perfume just isn’t going to cut it at the moment when you’re worried about the chemicals rubbing off on your baby’s newborn skin. Ear-rings that are yanked out by flailing arms, or a bottle of bubbly that you can’t drink for another 6 months or more until you stop breastfeeding are not […]

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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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