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Travelling with a baby

March 20, 2018

Pre-baby, I had all sorts of ideas of the type of mother I thought I would be. The reality was somewhat different. Hypnobirthing and a water birth ended up being a sideways breech baby and a caesarean delivery. Lovingly prepared organic meals are interspersed with Ella’s pouches and I would definitely describe my parenting approach as laissez-faire despite being fairly routine driven in my own life.  The only…

family

When grief and motherhood collide

March 2, 2018

My Grandad died at the beginning of August, six weeks before my son was due to be born. He had been ill for a long time and in hospital so although sad, it wasn’t totally unexpected. “These things happen in families,” everyone said. “One person dies just as another is preparing to be born”. I believed them. And then my Dad died. Dad died of a heart attack…

wellbeing

How nature affects our wellbeing

January 13, 2018
how nature affects our wellbeing

My son was born in late September and the weather in London was still warm and sunny. I had absolutely no idea how to look after a newborn baby. However, the one thing we did every day without fail was going for a walk in nature. I once read babies needed fresh air to help them sleep. I have no idea whether or not that’s true and can’t…