7 Ways We Prepared Our Toddler For A New Baby

7 Ways We Prepared Our Toddler For A New Baby

I became pregnant just weeks before our eldest turned 2, so there is a 2 year and 8 month age gap between our kids. We had been told (by approximately 7,453 people) that it would be a difficult age gap; that a shorter age gap is easier as the oldest child isn’t overly aware of the…

my hyperemesis pregnancy why pregnancy is not always enjoyable

Why Pregnancy Is Not Always Enjoyable – My Hyperemesis Pregnancies

Regular readers will be aware that I suffered with hyperemesis gravidarum while pregnant. I actually suffered with it on both my pregnancies, but my second pregnancy was far worse. What Is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? Most people have never heard of hyperemesis and think that it is ‘just morning sickness’. I actually read an article recently where…

6 unusual gifts for new parents

6 Unusual Gifts For New Parents

Anyone who has had a baby will tell you that the vast majority of people give you clothes as a gift for your new baby. While these gifts are incredibly generous, clothes are not always the best or most useful present for new parents. Some babies grow faster than others, so if you buy small…

5 fun activities to do with your baby on maternity leave

5 Fun Activities To Do With Your Baby On Maternity Leave

Around the world the amount of maternity leave afforded to new moms varies massively. Here in Ireland we’re around the middle of the pack, not as good as some other European countries, but far ahead of America. As most Irish moms are off for several months it can be nice to try out a class…