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…

On the hunt…

Easter this year pretty much involved nothing but chocolate…. …which was  somewhat of a shame for me, as, oddly, since I got pregnant, I can’t really stomach anything sweet, especially chocolate. Even mini eggs were out of bounds. Gasp. We spent one chaotic morning in the kitchen attempting to make ‘family chocolate cake’ – an activity…

10 Things I Know About Twins…

…that I didn’t know six weeks ago. It’s a steep learning curve this parenting, and even more so if you discover you’re having twins… Chances of having twins are now 1 in 80 pregnancies (this has increased in recent years, especially due to IVF, and also to women having babies later) Two thirds of twins…

The funny line between good and bad news…

Knowing what you know about friends and acquaintances, it’s sometimes hard to find the right way or time to share happy news, when you understand the impact it will have on other people that you love. Earlier this week, when I announced that we were expecting twins, it was news I posted with a mixture…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Tessa Mills, my mummy, mother of three, grandmother to two. In honour of Mothering Sunday this weekend, I have asked my very own mother to take part in the Mothers on Mothering series. She is a mother of three and a grandmother to two and has been doing it for over 35 years! Below…

Best Foot Forward

Five of the Best Shoes for Little Feet Buying shoes for your children is usually a painful process – first there’s the ongoing, astronomical cost for something they’ll grow out of in five seconds. Followed by the strange penchant for the high street brands (Clarks I’m looking at you here) to design clumpy, ugly footwear…

If you go down to the woods today…

Getting muddy at Forest School… We have spent some lovely mornings recently at a local Forest School, a really fantastic way to get your children outside and into nature, learning little things along the way and embracing the liberating freedom of muddy hands and hide and seek among the trees. Of course, you’re still dealing…

Mothers on Mothering

This week…Georgina White, blogger, founder of Mama Tribe, and mother of one. Georgie is a local blogger at Cotswold Create, and co-founder of Mama Tribe. She is a lover of Scandi and monochrome design, interiors, fitness, fashion, photography and her large crazy family. Brought up in Sussex, not far from the coast, she is passionate about the…

Be Bold for Change

International Women’s Day this year is all about making changes. “A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. “ Eleanor Roosevelt The #BeBoldForChange campaign for International Women’s Day this year is all about being braver, about taking risks and putting yourself…