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How to prepare your toddler for a sibling...

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How to prepare your toddler for a sibling...

So, lets start this with a huge disclaimer - I AM NO EXPERT. I've been asked a few times about how we did it, so thought I could write a blog post to direct people to.  All children are different, and all age gaps are different. Our boys are 34 months apart, Jasper was two months away from being 3 when Reuben arrived.  Jasper had had a hard year in the months prior to Reuben's arrival, so we were very very conscious of how a new baby might affect him and I read a lot of blogs to try and...

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Hirschsprungs Awareness Month

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Hirschsprungs Awareness Month

This month marks the first ever Hirschsprungs Disease Awareness month - so I'm doing my bit to spread awareness of Jasper's disease. Many of you already know, earlier this year our gorgeous blondie boy was diagnosed with this very rare disease. Usually picked up within the first few weeks of life, he managed to get through the radar and with his late diagnosis came its own problems.  Hirschsprung's is considered a rare disease affecting 1 in 5,000 births (4 times more common in boys than girls!). Basically, it's when the ganglion cells, that move poop through your intestines, are missing....

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Maternal Mental Health Week

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Maternal Mental Health Week

For some reason, this week has touched a bit of a nerve with me. For someone who has never struggled with their mental health, this year has tested me in more ways than I thought possible. More than one in ten women develop mental illness during pregnancy and soon after giving birth.   Jaspers unexpected hospital trip towards the end of January (late-diagnosed Hirschsprung Disease, more on that another day) was just the start of a crazy emotional roller-coaster that I really struggled to get through. Jasper’s diagnosis was a surprise. He had a bit of tummy cramp in the...

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Baby Number Two

Baby Number Two

The best kept accidental secret - we are expecting baby number two this coming Spring. Just like the royals (Harry & Meghan) we are expecting our baby in April time and couldn't be more excited. Chances of them arriving at the same time? We shall see.  We didn't actually get around to telling all our friends for such a long time, it became more and more obvious when I would arrive to the pub looking like I was carrying more than a big lunch. So, just before Christmas, I went with the big ol' social media announcement days before hitting the third trimester. ...

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Oh hello old friend

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Oh hello old friend

Okay, I took a bit of time away from this blog. When I say a bit of time, I mean about a year... that's okay right? Different reasons behind it, one was asking myself, what is the bloody point. For the time it takes to write a blog, vs the SEO impact, what is the point. But I'm given myself a slap in the face and said - this has got to work. I've got enough to say, to post when I want, about what I want.    So here I am, one blog in, it'a short one, I'll give...

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