#WorkingMumsClub · Parenting

The end of maternity leave: back to the #WorkingMumsClub

This week has taken some getting used to. Gone are the heady days of rolling out of bed at 7am, leisurely preparing for the school run by throwing on some jeans and having time for some breakfast with the boys, returning home for a day of pottering around the house, watching daytime TV and enjoying… Continue reading The end of maternity leave: back to the #WorkingMumsClub

Parenting · Reviews

The moment we tried…. with the HiPP Organic Wean Team

I’m pleased to report that Jake is coming on in leaps and bounds with his weaning! At 8 months old, he’s now enjoying a wide variety of foods and is proving to be a lot more adventurous and tolerant than his big brother was at this stage. I’ve been conscious of ensuring he tries lots… Continue reading The moment we tried…. with the HiPP Organic Wean Team

Health · Maternity Matters

The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

Last week I had the absolute honour and privilege of attending the Tommy’s Awards, where I was shortlisted for the Mum’s Voice award. Tommy’s is a charity very close to my heart, having been the first cause I chose to support following my experience of pre-eclampsia in my first pregnancy. To be nominated, over 5… Continue reading The Tommy’s Awards 2016 and why Maternity Matters

Parenting · Reviews

#MilkMoments with the HiPP Organic Wean Team

We’re about 6 weeks into Jake’s weaning journey now and without wishing to jinx it, things are going pretty well! I think that we’ve had a much more relaxed approach to weaning this time around compared to with Joe and that has meant Jake has responded positively to just about everything we’ve given him. I… Continue reading #MilkMoments with the HiPP Organic Wean Team

Photography · Reviews

Exploring Newcastle with Stokke On The Go

Back in October, Jake and I took to the streets of Newcastle (and a bit of Gateshead) with our new Stokke Trailz as part of the fab Stokke On The Go project with Made For Mums, showing off their iconic pushchairs in iconic UK locations. There are few more iconic sights for a Geordie than… Continue reading Exploring Newcastle with Stokke On The Go

Health · Maternity Matters

The maternal mental health lottery must end NOW

Some welcome if more than a little overdue health news this week, as the government announced a much needed expansion in specialist mental health services for pregnant and new mothers. Current figures suggest only about a quarter of the 40,000 women experiencing mental health issues related to their pregnancy and childbirth each year actually get… Continue reading The maternal mental health lottery must end NOW