Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

I can’t think now how I came to discover parenting without punishment specifically - I think it must have been something I naturally discovered having got really into the neuroscience and psychology of child development during pregnancy, and once you know how that works there’s no going back. One tricky side effect of that research … Continue reading Why we choose to parent without punishments and rewards

Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Up until now… I’ve never been a big attender of baby classes, not just because of lockdown and not just because I’m an introvert who prefers my own company - I don’t really believe they’re necessary and Cub benefitted from and enjoyed free movement and play and just being read to endlessly at home with … Continue reading Our weekly rhythm ~ 16 months old

Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

When I was younger (like MUUUUCH younger!) I thought I’d go back to work after having a baby at 6 weeks post partum. I guess I thought I’d be a career mum and back in my Jimmy Choos. Christ knows why. Maybe movies? Media? It felt more feminist to teenage me? Who knows. (Still a … Continue reading Motherhood, feminism, glass ceilings, work vs home & Jimmy Choos ❤️

My (very positive!) caesarean recovery

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com It's taken me a while to get to writing this because 1) I didn't want to speak too soon; and 2) newborns are all-consuming! Apologies for the dodgy writing, I'm typing one handed with a sleeping baby on my lap and have no time to edit this post so … Continue reading My (very positive!) caesarean recovery

What’s in baby’s hospital bag?

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com It’s funny how many millions of these posts it feels like I read in early pregnancy, so when I had to pack my hospital bag and baby’s I knew exactly what I wanted to take 🙂 Boy was surprised I packed baby's bag properly and he didn't need to … Continue reading What’s in baby’s hospital bag?

What’s in my hospital bag

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com I found all of the youtube videos and blogs on this topic so interesting just to be nosey about how everyone approaches packing their hospital bag (!) and super useful in working out what to take in mine, so I thought I'd do a similar post. I used the … Continue reading What’s in my hospital bag

Dream Birth Company review #Gifted

*all imagery from The Dream Birth Company website // The Dream Dad Handbook* I first found The Dream Birth Company aaaages ago, listening to the Madeleine Shaw 'Get Your Glow Back' podcast where founder Clodagh was interviewed by Maddy about her amazing mindful birthing company. (This was last year, when we knew we'd be trying … Continue reading Dream Birth Company review #Gifted

Online antenatal course – The Maternity Collective

I just thought I'd pop on here and do a quick review of a course I found really useful in my prep for getting our beautiful baby born this October, however that ends up happening (!) be it vaginal delivery or out of the sun roof 🙂 This is not sponsored, nor was it gifted … Continue reading Online antenatal course – The Maternity Collective

Preparing for Labour | How to ditch the fear of giving birth | Pregnant in a pandemic

Well hello again everyone! I've been fairly quiet on here which is odd given that you'd think in lockdown I'd have had much more time to blog... but being pregnant in a global pandemic, having started a new job (my first fully qualified lawyer job) remotely and various other things have meant that blogging just … Continue reading Preparing for Labour | How to ditch the fear of giving birth | Pregnant in a pandemic

Pregnancy & TTC favourites: Books, Apps, Supplements, OPKs & all things Baby!

Sorry not sorry that the baby spam starts now...! I'd look away if this isn't your thing... 🙂 you've been warned! In this post I'll cover: Supplements Books Apps Podcasts Books Mummy youtubers The technical stuff - tests, OPKs, sperm friendly lube etc! But first, I just need a quick natter with you guys! It's … Continue reading Pregnancy & TTC favourites: Books, Apps, Supplements, OPKs & all things Baby!