They say breastfeeding is one of the most natural and magical things you can do, which it is, but for some mothers, it can also be the hardest thing you will ever try to do. I was not prepared for breastfeeding! I was adamant I wanted to do it over bottle feeding, and despite doing … Continue reading Breastfeeding, the most natural thing you can do or the hardest?
Social media isn’t therapy, but it could be a good place to start… Since being a parent, have you found yourself spending more time on social media? Especially when you have a newborn, they sleep a lot right?! So, whilst they’re sleeping, we don’t rest because let’s face it we can’t relax, and instead we … Continue reading Could social media be positive for parent’s mental health?
Today we celebrate our sons first Birthday, and I have written this blog to remember this special but equally terrifying day, whilst thinking of all the other parents who have been through a similar experience or are still fighting with their premature babies. In the lead up to today, I have done the typical Mum … Continue reading Tiny to Mighty
Just a quick one to ask you lovely ladies what you really want for Mother's Day? I personally feel like Mother’s Day has become a bit like Valentine’s Day, overrated, full of high expectations and a social media competition as to who gets the best presents. Don’t get me wrong, this is my first Mother’s … Continue reading #WhatMumsReallyWant
In honour of Introverts Week, I have plucked up the courage and sat myself down to write this blog about anxiety. Now I know being an introvert is not the same as having anxiety, so let me explain… Anxiety is a hard one to open up about, as I only recently realised or accepted it … Continue reading #Anxiety
At one time or another, all of us have been visited by the tooth fairy or in my case the evil teething fairy! Teething is a big milestone for babies, and despite being cute at first there is really not a lot to celebrate, with the sleepless nights, constant drooling and unhappy wailing. So, in … Continue reading Tooth Fairy or Evil Teething Fairy
If I'm going to set the scene of when I found out I was going to have a beautiful baby boy, I was on Gili T island in Bali, staring out to the crystal blue ocean, watching the horse and carts go by and cooling myself off with a refreshing mocktail. I bet you're thinking, … Continue reading #Surprise
If I'm honest, I only just about managed to remember its Valentine's Day tomorrow and rushed off to town to use it as an excuse to get my hair done and panic buy something for Jason (sorry, love you if you're reading this!) I'm not just saying this because I don't have a babysitter tomorrow … Continue reading My Top 10 Valentine’s Ideas in a Hurry for Parents
There is no one single story of becoming a parent. We are on a parenting journey for the rest of our lives and between us we have millions of stories we could share, so where do we begin… Let me start with what made me want to create the Unspoken Parents community. Warning: This post … Continue reading #BirthTrauma