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Love Your Children

We all want our children to thrive; to grow up happy and healthy, both mentally and physically.

This section includes articles and resources on science-based parenting skills that support your children’s development, parenting tips and ideas, and activities that you can do with them, plus personal stories and experiences to share the highs (and lows!) of parenting.

The Reality of Life with a Newborn!

I still remember vividly doing ALL this to get ready to take my oldest to be weighed at the Health Clinic when he was a tiny baby. I was finally feeling triumphant and starting to win at this challenging 'New Mum Game' as I gently stood up with him in my arms and...

Reframing Birth Preferences

When people refer to things like home birth, candles, whale song recordings, or anything else a birthing mother instinctively feels is right for HER, as 'fluffy, unnecessary stuff', just show them THIS! Any birth professional worth their salt should know that oxytocin...

More Poo-Related Shenanigans…!

I could have added a photo of my own to the series below if I'd thought to take one BEFORE cleaning up the carnage! B (look at those eyes; B should definitely stand for beautiful!) is now 28-months old, and still hates having his nappy changed; he runs away almost...

The Very Messy, Poo-Filled Day…!

Imagine this. Tonight, whilst you're trying to cook a dinner for your family, whilst also suffering an awful migraine on top of the usual dysautonomia symptoms, the 2 year old does the most mahoosive poo you have ever set eyes on - an impressive mixture of a large...

Resigning From NCT Teaching

Just finally sent my formal resignation email to the NCT regarding my antenatal teaching 🙁
It took me 5 years of training, attending monthly tutorials, and I only missed FOUR in all that time; 2 because of bad weather and not being able to get off the Island, 1 because I was due to give birth to Dom any day, and 1 because I had just given birth to Dom!

I am 2. I am not terrible…

“I am 2. I am not terrible…I am frustrated. I am nervous, stressed out, overwhelmed, and confused. I need a hug.” From the diary of a 2-year-old: Today I woke up and wanted to get dressed by myself but was told; “No, we don’t have time, let me do it.” This made me...

30 Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

This is by no means a judgement on parents who are alcoholics or addicted in other ways, as they have difficulties which have caused them to become addicts in the first place. But it does also need to be acknowledged that children who grow up in alcoholic homes often...

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