Tag Archives : parenthood

I’m not Failing, I’m a Working Mum


Since I went back to work at the beginning of last month, I’ve really struggled to shake the feeling that I failed at being a SAHM.  Every time I sit down to work, I look back at my children’s faces and a pang of guilt rocks me.  Once I get going the feeling usually passes and I get on with my job, but…

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Don’t Panic! Dealing with A Sick Child


As a parent, it’s easy to overreact if your child gets sick. Every single cough or sneeze will ring alarm bells and before you know it you’re halfway to the hospital, only to find out once you get there that everything is absolutely fine. We’ve all done it at some point, we just can’t help worrying and parents can feel guilty if…

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Hyperemesis Gravidarum – What You Need to Know


Hyperemesis Gravidarum is the name given to severe vomiting during pregnancy.  So severe in fact,  that it can cause women to become dehydrated and lose weight. I suffered from HG during both of my pregnancies, each time not believing that I would be able to get through it.  It’s hard to admit, but there were also times when I regretted my…

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Create A Family Kitchen Perfect For Healthy Eating


As mums, our purpose in life other than wiping snotty noses and keeping mammoth to-do lists running in our heads, is to feed and water our kids the best we can. A healthy diet for a child is essential for giving them the right start in life, but also for giving them the knowledge to grow up to be healthy…

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Off to Work he Goes…


This week Hubs went back to work for the first time since Little E arrived (I’m sure I saw him running to his car), leaving me at home with a nearly toddler and a newborn all by myself! The night before he went felt like the night before sitting an exam. I was anxious to know how I would cope,…

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