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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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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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