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Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

Something that I feel quite strongly about instilling in my children is an understanding of body autonomy and what consent is; in terms of the latter the understanding that they should give consent, and that they can change their minds but also that they should seek consent from others before acting upon acts of touch… Continue reading Teaching Children Body Autonomy and Consent

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31 Days of Summer Play with Invitations to Play – Our Thoughts So Far

We were very kindly asked by Rowan over at Invitations to Play on instagram to be brand ambassadors* for her current #31daysofsummerplay. The premise of 31 Days of Summer Play is a PDF with an invitation to play sent to your inbox every day (normally around 6am, so there is plenty of time to set… Continue reading 31 Days of Summer Play with Invitations to Play – Our Thoughts So Far

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Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

As it is the final day of World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share with you my top tips for breastfeeding a newborn. I am by no means an expert and my advice is a mixture of anecdotal and what I learnt when I trained to be a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. 1. Educate yourself… Continue reading Top Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn

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Breastfeeding & Me – An Update

As it is World Breastfeeding Week I thought I would share where I am at the moment with my Breastfeeding relationship. As it is I am in that part of a long-term relationship where I have had enough. It is pretty love/hate at the moment. I love the connection I have with my children. I… Continue reading Breastfeeding & Me – An Update

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Post Natal Depression… One Year On

If you are familiar with my blog or instagram account then you may know that in April 2018, three months after giving birth to Cassius and after months of feeling absolutely terrible, I was diagnosed with post natal depression and put onto anti-depressants. I am now well over a year into being on medication and… Continue reading Post Natal Depression… One Year On

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Surviving A Family Holiday With Young Children!

As soon of you may have seen from my instagram account during the first week of the summer holidays we went on a family holiday to Bude in Cornwall. It was your average family holiday I must admit as there were seventeen (thirteen adults, two preteens and two under the age of four!) of us… Continue reading Surviving A Family Holiday With Young Children!