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Mamas, why do we judge each other?

This is a personal post. But I didn’t think too long about whether I should or should not write it like others I have written in the past. It was cathartic. At the base is the firm knowledge of how every mother feels about her child. You want the absolute best for them but above all you want them to be healthy. So what happens when they’re not and that’s not the worse part. 

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5 alternative gifts for Mother’s Day

While it is totally ok to cook breakfast, book a spa or buy something extra special for mama on Sunday when we’ll all be celebrating the number one women in our lives, there are a few things she really wants that you just can’t put in a little bag and most cost next to nothing.

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Reading aloud and starting them early

You know how wonderfully amazing and beneficial reading aloud to your child can be. But did you know that actually starting as early as eight weeks is highly recommended? We began reading aloud to Georgie when he was about 18 months. I didn’t even think of doing it when he was a younger baby. Do you or did you read to your infant or baby?

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Current ramblings

Hey guys! I hope you had a great Easter and a much-needed relaxing break. Our little family certainly did albeit with ridiculously early mornings because my kids are always up at the crack of dawn no matter the day or event. What I wouldn’t give for a lie-in. Anyway so current ramblings…

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I had a VBAC. You can too!

As part of Birth Forward’s Caesarean Awareness Month campaign I felt the need to write my thoughts on the matter of c-sections. As someone who has achieved a natural birth after an emergency c-section I feel it is my duty to write about my experience.

First of all, dare to mention the word VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean) and you’re bound to be met with an array of reactions. Most of these reactions are questions that come in a shocked tone. ‘How?’ ‘Can you even DO that?’ And then there’s the completely uneducated minority that dare to question the safety of such an experience as if you just woke up one morning and decided to give birth to your baby as naturally as possible without any guidance or professional advice.

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