Health · Kids · Learning · School

More than a score

At the end of the last school year, I received Herbie’s report to find that, along with a true reflection of his kind and inquisitive nature, his teacher had to add a piece of paper with a set of scores – from 1-3 – which depict whether a child is emerging, attaining or excelling in… Continue reading More than a score

birth · Health · Maternity · Perinatal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Week 2018

Today marks the end of the second UK Maternal Mental Health Week, led by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. World Maternal Mental Health Day on Wednesday’s focus on ‘The Village’ emphasised the importance of giving access to the information and help that new mothers need. Much of the work needs to start with how we… Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week 2018

Health · Parenting · Sleep

Is a full night’s sleep overrated?

Sleep..it’s been on my mind a lot recently because Gus has not yet slept through the night, whilst his older brother was dutifully snoozing through from about four months. This meant I was getting hung up on what I was doing wrong with Gus to try and explain why he was different. Then I decided… Continue reading Is a full night’s sleep overrated?

Christmas · family · Parenting

Christmas stress

This Christmas was hard, really hard. I’d wanted to celebrate Gus’s first Christmas in style, but nothing went to plan. I was exhausted from the never ending roller coaster ride that was Christmas in reception class for Herbie, with Superhero Dress Up Day, three Nativity performances (two in one day), a Christmas Fair for which… Continue reading Christmas stress

c-section · Exercise · Health

Exercising after a c-section 

It’s now nearly five months since I had my second c-section and I’m slowly re-introducing some exercise. I’ve found it quite tricky to know the best things to do after a caesarean – you don’t really get any advice after you’ve had one, you’re just left to get on with it. It’s a bit weird… Continue reading Exercising after a c-section 

Health · Mental Health

World Mental Health Day 2017

It’s World Mental Health Day today and a chance for us all to help break the stigma. Nearly all, if not all of us, will struggle at some point in our lives with a mental health issue. In fact, it really should be a given throughout our lives that we get the support and knowledge… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2017