This year, I was lucky enough to be able to take eight months maternity leave from work. Whilst this precious time off with my daughter was absolutely the best time of my life so far, I was also keen to get back to ‘reality’ and the job that I love and had worked hard to get. I went along to … Continue reading A false start…The reality of returning to work after maternity leave
Before I had my daughter, I said a lot of stupid sh*t about being a parent. I judged others on their parenting skills and made bold, frankly ridiculous statements about how I was going to parent when I had zero experience of being one... I will never dress my daughter in pink I'm not a … Continue reading I will never dress my daughter in pink…and other stupid shit I said before becoming a mama
The quest to get my daughter to take a bottle took six months, about £300 and pretty much my sanity. I read every word on the web on the subject. I read every crank Netmums post, every advice page and every bottle review. I listened to peoples tips and recommendations. We have heard and tried them … Continue reading Sundayssentials: Best Bottles for Breastfed babies
A while back, I wrote a post about how my being a new parent is pretty tough on the Dad too. Six months on and the baby still doesn’t tend to stick to any plans but she will now take a bottle. So where bedtime used to be a ladies-only, boob-fest, Not-the-Mama can now get involved and we are ever closer to the … Continue reading Not the mama: Father’s Day edition
Breastfeeding is hard. Moving from breast to bottle can sometimes be even harder. You might be exhausted and need a break or you’re going back to work or you’ve just decided that enough is enough, you’ve done your best mama and you want to move on to the bottle. But what happens if they won't take one? I spent … Continue reading Have you got the bottle?
A week ago today, my daughter took a bottle of formula milk from her Dad. Might not sound like a big deal but it was an emotional day in the Evans’ household because up until now, our six month old daughter has refused ALL bottles. All in all (including two expensive Medela breast pumps which … Continue reading When you don’t have the bottle…
I didn't sign up for the NCT classes where a lot of the mums in my area seems to have met and formed little latte-drinking, Joules-wearing tribes. I thought about it but it seemed like it was a lot of money for what, essentially, we could get for free at the local NHS antenatal classes. … Continue reading How not to make mummy friends and influence people…