Mummy & Mimmy: (Gay) Parenting

Arriving at a campsite recently I went to reception to book us a pitch: ‘2 adults, a dog and a baby under 1 please’. When it was all sorted the lady, opening the gate for the van, said, ‘Ok, tell him to drive down’. By him, of course, she meant my assumed male partner and…

Sex, Lies and Diaper Duty.

I talk to a lot of mums every week…like a lot. And from couples who are “just trying”, to couples who have older children,  sex is a topic that comes up in almost every conversation. Sex is on every couples’ minds. As it should be. It’s the most intimate part of a relationship and its…

My Love/Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding.

  I am a new mom. My babe is now 14 months old. She is a happy, healthy little bundle of fun. Just walking and starting to explore the world around her. I’ve breastfed my daughter since day 1. Entering pregnancy I honestly didn’t have much of an opinion about breastfeeding. I’ve seen family and…

Mummy Monotony

I’ve officially hit it. That brick wall that I’ve read about. The glazed look – dead behind the eyes. All I can hear myself saying is, “if I have to wash one more f*&%$king bottle, I’m going to scoop my eyes out with my child’s spoon” (apologies for the graphic nature of my thoughts) I…

How to ask for the work week you want after mat leave.

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Name of this mum: Elaine Bruce Occupation: Solicitor Do you know your rights when asking for a more flexible work schedule after having a baby? Do you know that you CAN ask for flexible working schedule? Elaine Bruce is a mother and just so happens to be a solicitor who knows a…

Flying with a Baby: Top 5 Tips

Many people love to travel but if you’re a new mum, the prospect of taking a baby (or multiple kids) on a plane can be terrifying. My little guy was just 3.5 months old when he took his first Trans-Atlantic flight. All I could imagine was a screaming baby in my arms while the people…

My toddler’s an asshole.

Yes – it’s not a typo. At this moment there is no more accurate word to describe him. Now before everyone gets their phones out to call social services, I LOVE my son. And to be fair to him, he still has his lovely moments when he can make my heart melt with as simple…

Mummy & Mimmy: One couple’s story of making a baby – the gay way.

I always wanted to be a mum. I knew that from very early on and I imagined that some day I would have that chance. Being gay didn’t affect that but it did make it a ‘thing’ which needed consideration, research, planning and, of course, money. Fortunately my partner (and now wife, Stacey) wanted the…

The Great Working Mum Dilemma

  It’s a great dilemma indeed. A daunting choice of going back to work post mat-leave or deciding to take the career risk of staying at home with the kids. Or is there some option in between? Almost three years after having my first child, the question is no longer “to work or not to…

Multiple Mum: Naomi Bailey

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Name: Naomi Bailey Mum of: Reuben, Emily, Carey, Grace This story is the stuff of urban legends and whispers of the unthinkable at pre-natal classes. Imagine going to a pregnancy scan for your second child and finding out that you were actually pregnant with THREE! This actually happened, to a lovely, unassuming young…

Are we the loneliest generation of mums?

  As I read through the headline splashed across some of the newspapers this week – “A shocking 92 percent of mums feel lonely” –I can’t help but feel the need to say, “well duh!” I guess I just find it hard to believe that with all the websites, blog posts, vloggers, Instagram dailies etc….

The Morning Maker: Bex Walker

MumPowered: THE INTERVIEWS Name: Rebecca Walker Company: BEXFAST Mum of: Daughter, Tyler Drew All of us mums (unless you’re an absolute body goddess), have battled with the post-baby bulge and at one point realised that our habit of eating cake every day during pregnancy, sadly, can’t last. So once bubba is born, we – mostly…