Chatting with Iain Lee on BBC3C Radio about Mum’s ages – Is it selfish to be older

The other day I was on BBC3 Counties Radio chatting to Iain Lee about wether you are ever to old to be a Mum. Check us out here:   I’m and ‘older mum’ Living in Hertfordshire means that there are lots of ‘older mums’.  Whereas when I fell miraculously pregnant with Curly Headed Boy at 36 I was considered ‘geriatric’ […]

#DoSomethingYummy: Can you love two children the same amount?

This post is being written as part of the blog prompt for #DoSomethingYummy  from Typecast which is the campaign for CLIC Sargent Charity for children with cancer.  It hit a note with me because just after Little Dimples was born I had a cancer scare for about 6 months.  The terror that hit me was immense, but there is one thing that I know would feel […]

An Amazing Woman In My Life

It’s amazing what you can find in Tesco’s; I found a 73 year old, Irish grandmother with a huge heart.  She cares for Little Dimples while I work, gives Curly Headed Boy the security of a nearby grandma, and supports me in the way that my Mother would have wanted to if she had been alive.  She would say that […]

How To Be A Good Mother: I have the answer

I reckon I know ‘How to be a good mother’. Mind you I don’t reckon I get it right all the time. But I do think I know what I did when I don’t get it right. Ironically, I was approached for that Channel 4 program with Sharon Horgan on ‘How to be a good mother’.  I was hesitant initially, […]

Video Wed: BreastFeeding Awareness week: a Doctor’s ignorance and the importance of complaining

Two weeks ago I went to the doctor, it had taken me months to get sorted and I had a couple of quite important things to talk about.  The first was some pain in the back of my head, and the doctor was insistent that it was nothing to do with an infection I had just when Little Dimples was […]

Mummy Went Out: Blogcampuk, TalkTalk, BangsInABun, SEO, BlogDesign, Blog Communities

Do you remember what’s it’s like to do that first independent thing purely for you after a baby, that required travel or something unusual?  Or are you still at the place where your baby is too young?  Well I went out yesterday, all the way into London for a Blogging conference no less.  It wouldn’t have meant much to me […]

Selfish Benefits To Extended BreastFeeding

Do you know what, I’m a big fan of things being a fair deal, giving and receiving, and not being just about a Mum who forgets herself.  Ironically, that’s one of the reasons why I’m a fan of extended breastfeeding (that is after 6 weeks or 6 months, which is often considered more ‘normal’).  (Please do not take offence if […]

I’m yummy and you are too – it’s official!

It has been officially announced this week that I am a Yummy Mummy!  And the source and reason means that you are too ;o) I’ve never had a problem with the title ‘Yummy Mummy’, it’s just that looking around me in St Albans, I never classed myself as such, because there’s a hell of a lot yummier around!  I was […]

Baby Led Weaning, dogs, mess and smelly houses!

I’ve been meaning to post for ages about how the whole baby led weaning went on, having asked people their opinion on whether to be a purist or mix it up a bit.  In the end I’m rubbish at following any kind of technique, so I just did what Little Dimples wanted, which was no puree, let her feed herself […]

Hope for Mums with PND from a little black bear

I watched an amazing TV program a couple of weeks ago, and have been meaning to post about it for ages.  It was all about black bears in America, so it had big time cute factor.  But then it had the most incredible story about a Mummy bear. I’m particularly fond of black bears having accidentally ended up on one […]