Before breastfeeding you need to know this!

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  I can understand why posters in hospitals don’t tell all. Let’s face it, “Breastfeeding – a sure fire way to make your nipples bleed,” isn’t great. But education is not about piling on pressure for women to feed their babies one way, nor just explaining the benefits in isolation. It’s about giving the facts – that sometimes it doesn’t work, that you can decide not to and your baby will be fine, that breastfeeding is indeed amazing and wonderful … Read More

What do I actually want?

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It was my birthday at the weekend and as part of that did exactly what I wanted to do. Hmm not unusual you say, but the thing is I realised that it was. I realised that I spend most of my time saying, “What do you think? What do you want to do? What would work best for the group / family?” None of this is bad of course, making other people happy brings me immense joy and I am … Read More

Lifebulb Moment – See beyond the obvious

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“I’ve found some fallen birds wings” she whispered “Where?” I replied (scared there might be the remains of a cat massacre in the garden) “In my pocket” she continued “Phew. Can I see?” I asked, entering straight into the world of make believe that occupies most of my 4yr old’s time. “Yes but you have to be very quiet” I never fail to be amazed by the imagination and inbuilt curiosity my children have every second of the day. They … Read More

Lifebulb Moment – Do something you loved doing as a child

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Want to tap into your strengths? Want to play more but lost touch with how or where to start? Want to just do something a bit less serious and parent like? Think back to what you enjoyed doing as a child. You know before pressure to conform, time restrictions, money, fear of failure all took hold. It turns out this can be pretty interesting. I have been trying it for the last month and remembered all sorts. Like the family walking … Read More