Welcome back to my blog series Meet the Parents – Advice for New Mummies and Daddies. This week we’re chatting to Becky from Cuddle Fairy. Tell me a bit about you, your blog and your family. My name is Becky. I’m originally from New York & have been living in the west of Ireland for the past ten years. My husband & I have three kiddies aged 9, 6 &… View Post

I’ve been reading Donna’s blog over at What the Redhead Said for years now; since well before I started blogging myself and have always enjoyed her Living Arrows photo series. The name comes from the Khalil Gibran poem, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and each week linkers share a photo from their week, which sums up an element of childhood for… View Post

Welcome back to my blog series Meet the Parents – Advice for New Mummies and Daddies. This week we’re chatting to Laura from Dear Bear and Beany. Tell me a bit about you, your blog and your family. I’m Laura, I am wife to Andy and mummy to Alice and Holly. My blog is called dear bear and beany, a parenting and lifestyle blog. I share my rambling thoughts on… View Post

Freedom! Or rather, not being housebound. Much was made at NCT class about the importance of mothers not becoming isolated in the early days after their husband has returned to work after paternity leave. Great! I thought, I’ll go for lovely walks with the baby after she’s born; I’ll pop into the city and meet other mummy friends for coffee and cake and have a lovely time; I’ll go to… View Post

I unwittingly became embroiled in a Twitter debate about breastfeeding the other day, after posting a tweet about finally not feeding guilty about bottle feeding my baby in public in a group of other mums who were all feeding from the breast. I didn’t mention that it was expressed breast milk. In fact, the only reason I shared was because I was so pleased with the emotional progress I’d made… View Post