Here come the boys…

And so, our little twins arrived last week. Welcome to the family, Felix and Monty… What a week or so it has been. Our boys arrived on 19 August, after a great labour and birth where we felt in control, calm and happy throughout. Felix – 6lbs – was born first, a good strong cry,…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Haley, blogger at The Fox Fairies and mother to boy/girl twins, Francis and Beatrice. Originally from Devon, Haley and her husband Pete relocated to London four years ago. Having worked in education for over ten years, a stickler for organisation and now a twin mama, Haley blogs to capture their Fox Fairy adventures. My…

Finding Inner Calm

I’ve been working really hard this pregnancy on finding the inner peace and calm that is so important to help you relax into birth as much as possible. I didn’t realise it was important to practise meditation and breathing, or even to practise finding a calm space – I thought it just happened when it…

My Twin Essentials

Pregnancy must-haves for mummies of multiples, from soothing aches and pains to being in-the-know…. Read Up I read a lot of books when I was pregnant with one baby. But I’ve read a lot less now I’m pregnant with two babies….. However, the ones I have read, I’ve  found to be really invaluable. Second time around you…

Resetting Longheld Fears…

Hypnobirthing with The Bump to Baby Chapter… My first birth was not something I especially want to repeat. Except for the obvious upside of having Munchkin, it was an event filled with fear, disappointment, anger. Having planned to have a home, or at least midwife-led, birth, I ended up not going spontaneously into labour, and, three…

Hopeless Hiatus

There is nothing worse than a blog you follow going on an unannounced hiatus. Ahem. *Hangs head in shame*  I can only claim temporary insanity –  pregnant with twins etc etc, many hormones, the pressures of moving house, with a toddler, while pregnant with twins (did I mention that?), and trying to fit in two…

Mouse Hunt

Searching for a little mouse in a beautiful wilderness… We are lucky enough to have the most incredibly creative, imaginative and playful activity group locally called Playcircle, whose drop-in play sessions, story sessions, seasonal parties, and now even a mini summer festival, are filled with glorious singing, music, songs, crafts and activities. Run by lovely mummies…

Double Trouble?

Running the gamut of emotions that is discovering you’re having two or more… In one of the ‘You’re having Twins!! Wow!! OMG!!!‘ books I’ve got, there is an entire section on dealing with the emotions around discovering that yours is a multiple pregnancy. It’s quite an intense and emotive section in the book, especially the…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Life of Pea, teaching assistant, blogger, mother to one, and expecting a rainbow baby in August 2017. So honoured, and humbled, to have the wonderful Nicola from Life of Pea on the blog today. She began fundraising and writing about infant loss after the sudden death of her newborn son in October 2015.  Sharing her experiences…