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Why you Should Eat 2 Kiwi Fruit as Soon as you Have Given Birth!

Why you Should Eat 2 Kiwi Fruit as Soon as you Have Given Birth! Every woman is nervous about her first POO after giving birth! Whether you have had a Caesarean or a Natural Birth, you will no doubt be dreading the first time you have to try and do a number two. The softer the stool (poo), the easier it will be to get out and the less strain it will put on your abdominal muscles and perineum (area between vagina and anus). Kiwi fruit are a natural and mild laxative and eating a couple after you have given […]

Confessions of a Guilty Mother!

  Guilt is high up there on the list of emotions that you feel on a daily basis as a mother.  Even if you sit on the floor all day and play with your little ones (massive pet hate of mine) and tend to their every needs, then you will feel guilty about the housework or the social life you are neglecting. If you spend all day polishing your kitchen counter top and preparing gourmet meals for your children and husband, then you will feel guilty as they tug at your leg or yell at you for attention.  If you […]

Hospital Bag- What to Pack for the Birth

These lists have been carefully compiled by talking to many women who have given birth recently. Some items you will want to take in to the hospital when you go into labour, and some you can leave in car  or get your husband or partner to bring after birth.  We have placed an Asterisk (*) next to the items we think you should take in when you go into labour.   Essentials For you. Maternity Notes * 2-3 nighties, bearing in mind, you may give birth in one, and you may have some heavy bleeding after the birth.  We recommend […]

Swimming to the Isle of Wight to Raise Money for Borne!

I swam a lot as a child.  My father is a very good and very keen swimmer and he would take me, my sister and brother every Sunday morning whilst my mother prepared the hallowed Sunday Lunch. I guess I always assumed that he took us swimming purely for the love of the sport and his desire for us to share this and learn an important skill.  But now as the mother of two boisterous boys who go swimming with their father every weekend, the cynic in me sees the truth. My mother just wanted a few glorious hours to […]

Confessions! A New Blog Post

CONFESSIONS Author: Rebecca Maberly Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 Motherhood isn’t a breeze by any stretch of the imagination. So, why do we pretend we’ve got it perfected when anyone worth impressing is within earshot? We all have off moments. In fact, most us have a few off moments a day. Many mothers struggle with parenting demons – in fact dark thoughts and bad habits are more common than you think. We all have these feelings! Let’s absolve ourselves of our ‘sins’ by ‘fessing up and coming clean about the ‘bad’ things we mothers think and do! I’ll go first. I […]

Stop Bickering about Breastfeeding!

Stop Bickering about Breastfeeding! Before I set up this website, I had absolutely no idea how contentious the subject of breastfeeding was.  I had breastfed my son, very painfully and therefore begrudgingly, for 16 weeks and hated every minute.  (Read my story here)  My sister also had a pretty dismal experience but soldiered on a little longer than me.  Friends’ experiences ranged from exclusively breastfeeding happily for a year to mixed feeding from a few weeks and I had not known anyone who had chosen to bottle feed from birth. Within hours of launching our website, I received multiple “troll” […]

Got Help? A New Blog Post

GOT HELP? Author: Rebecca Maberly Monday, September 23rd, 2013 How much help you get from your baby father will depend on a number of factors: The kind of guy he is…good guy/bad guy? The amount of sleep he needs…flying on 5 hours or sluggish even on 8? The kind of job he has…brain surgeon? Out of work actor? How his own mother has helped to shape his beliefs…modern man or  Stepford Husband? And most significantly and importantly, how assertive you are! In a nutshell, if you are a bossy bitch, shacked up with a compassionate, freelance / unemployed artiste, insomniac […]

Pregnancy Brain? Real? A myth? Or is it just the brain working in a different way?

Pregnancy Brain? Real?  A myth?  Or is it just the brain working in a different way?    Over the last 40 years of looking after pregnant women, I have often been bombarded by stories of poor memory, absentmindedness and lack of focus. It’s hard to tell whether these observations are real or just part of generally accepted story that pregnancy, in some way affects recall and cognitive function, and interferes with the ability of pregnant women to perform normal everyday tasks. Is it that pregnant women, in some way expect to behave differently when they are pregnant, and are just following […]

Drink Me! A New Blog Post

DRINK ME! Author: Rebecca Maberly Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 Shit…. I nearly just poured wine on my 2 years olds Weetabix! But wait, don’t call social services just yet because I’m not a proper alcoholic, I’m just a mother. Don’t tell me you haven’t ever done the same. As you open the fridge at blurry O’clock in the morning, you catch a glimpse of some Sauvignon Blanc in the shelf of the door, nestled in between the milk and the orange juice and the half bottle of flat Diet Coke, a little tear of condensation running down its long smooth green neck. […]

2 Things to help you through a bad week! – New Blog Post!

After a particularly horrible fortnight involving a non-breathing baby, a trip to A and E, a husband in Mauritius, a normally angelic toddler malfunctioning, and averaging 4 hours sleep a night I have discovered two things to help me through the darkest of times with small children. They are both so blindingly obvious and maybe I am way behind you all, but I thought I would share them in case you are having a bad week too!  If like me, you are a bit of a control freak, with punctuality, tidiness and routine, then maybe this will help! 1. IT […]