Did you know that March is National Bed Month? It’s the month of the year when The Sleep Council campaign to raise awareness of promoting a healthy and comfortable night’s sleep.
Having a baby has reduced my ability to have a long night’s sleep, and it’s rare to have one completely uninterrupted – either by E, or the Hubby’s snoring. And I so I decided to look into how one can go about having a decent night’s sleep. Read more
With the snow hitting the UK this week, I thought it best to share with you some tips on driving safely.
This information was garnered from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership website. Read more
If anyone has gone through or is going through fertility treatment, they may very well have ended up on a forum. I used one called Fertility Friends.
This is where women, men, and couples going through the same thing gather together and post about their treatment, and how they are trying to conceive (TTC – see I added one in there!). Read more
2.22pm on a Sunday afternoon may seem to be an unusual time to schedule a blog post to publish, but this time holds a special place in my heart. 2.22pm, 18th February 2016 was the time and date that the little “blastocyst that could” was transferred into my uterus.
It’s the time and date that a tiny embryo made the biggest impact on my life.
I warn you. This post is lengthy. Get a brew and a biscuit before you start.
February 2012. The Hubby and I had been together for two years, and although not yet married, we had been discussing our desire to have children together.
I’ve always been an honest and open person. This meant that as my Hubby and I struggled to conceive, and ultimately ended up on the path of fertility treatment, I would converse with friends and family about it all.
Sharing our journey with others helped me. My Hubby chose to keep things to himself. To put his energy into other things. But I liked to talk. This led to some of the following things being said to me.
I know that the following was said with good intentions, and I’m sure if the person who spoke these words to me knew how much it hurt they would be mortified. I don’t place any blame anywhere, but hope to educate others on what not to say to a friend or family member who is in a similar position. Read more
Since the rise of the mobile phone, our lives have become a little bit easier to manage, and it has become a little bit harder to ignore people.
We can take photos whenever and wherever, share our thoughts at the drop of the hat on social media, and store addresses, birthdays, and anniversaries in our never-without calendar. If there is a crisis, you can let people instantly know you are okay, and if you have an accident, you can let people instantly know you’re in A&E.
And then, if you’re after even more help, there’s probably an app for that. Read more
I’m trialling a new type of blog post, and so now every Tuesday will be a TOP TEN post. (Don’t groan, I swear I’ll make them interesting/fun/brief!)
This week I shall be focusing on my TOP TEN parenting tips.
E is only fifteen months old, so no doubt I shall return to this list in the future to change and adapt it, but so far, these are the handiest tips I can think of: Read more
E started baby led weaning at five months old. This was a bit before the suggested age, but after doing my research, I knew she was ready.
We sat her in her high chair, at the end of the dining table, and gave her some par-boiled carrots. To watch her was to know that we had done the right thing. Read more
Have you ever had one of those mornings?
You know the kind.
The mornings (or afternoons) that no matter what you do, everything goes wrong.
I had one of them yesterday . . . Read more