Breastfeeding tips from a second time mum

I’ve been thinking a lot about breastfeeding recently.  Not just because it’s World Breastfeeding Week but also thinking about how the pandemic will have impacted on support for mums. With both of my boys, I have found support in different forms – but always essential to my mental and physical wellbeing. One of the tricky…

It’s anything but morning sickness…

I’ve always wanted a family, dreamt of days running around after my children and blooming as a pregnant woman. I hadn’t expected my pregnancies to be some of the darkest times of my life, full of A and E admissions, weekly hospital check ups and being unable to leave the house. During my pregnancies I…

It’s ok to not be ok.

Is anyone else feeling really cheated right now? For me, I feel robbed of my maternity leave (after a not very nice pregnancy). For some of my friends the effects are more severe – some have postponed their weddings or buying a house, others have had to abandon a once in a lifetime family trip…

Pregnancy with Hyperemesis

I’ve debated publishing this post for some time – in fact months.  Every week I’ve said to my husband that I’ll finish it off but I’ve always found an excuse not to.  I’ve been plagued with worry about what people would think – whether they would think I was pathetic, dramatic and over the top….

It’s the final countdown

And so it’s here. The final month of my maternity leave. I don’t think a year has ever passed this quickly before. It only seems like a few weeks ago that we were with Rishi as a newborn, and now I can’t keep up with him, with the new things he masters and the happiness…

Baby purchases – my mistakes

I made it to my first NCT sale a few weeks ago. I was keen to tick it off (another item off my maternity leave bucket list) but having gone, I am certain to go again.  I’ve always got a thrill out of sale shopping and finding a bargain – and crowds don’t put me…

Staycation: the new normal?

Our next trip as a family was a staycation…something which my husband seems to be a fan for the foreseeable future. He organised this weekend and I have to say, hats off to him, he seemed to think of everything! Krishna arranged a surprise weekend for us all to go stay at Cliveden House. Some…

30 days and 30 nights: San Fran & Sonoma

The last stops on our epic adventure were San Francisco and Sonoma. Crucially it meant that we could break up the very long flight home and also edge a little closer to the U.K. time zone. Looking back, breaking up our flights was a definite win, but it didn’t make that much difference on the…

Our First Christmas

We have made it through our first Christmas as a proper little family. It feels like it was over as soon as it started… and I am feeling pretty shattered… but it was so worth it all. But here’s what I learnt from my first Christmas as a mum. Things I need for next Christmas:…

A letter to my husband…

I cannot believe our little man is 6 months old. It seems like just yesterday that we drove from the hospital to our new home (using the sat nav as we didn’t know the best way to get there). And now, as we are now planning our shared parental leave, it’s made me think about…