Plain and simple support

I originally started this blog after receiving one too many bits of conflicting advice. It frustrated and confused me to have so many sources telling me different “correct” ways of caring for my baby. As I’ve mentioned before, this made me realise that every mum and every baby is different, and each of us needs to do what’s best for our child and our situation.

After almost two months of blogging, I can see potential for posts in almost anything … Continue reading

Do you have a positive birth story to share?

So often we read and hear horror stories about birthing experiences. While these need to be shared, they can also introduce fear or concern for expectant mothers. Let’s try to balance the scales a little by sharing positive birth stories!

Did you have a positive birth where everything went smoothly and as planned?

Perhaps your birth experience didn’t go as planned but you have some positive aspects you prefer to focus on?

If you’d like to write a guest post for this series, please email for more information.

Guest series: My positive birth story #1 – Mini Mummi Blogger

With so many stories out there about negative birth experiences, I thought it would be nice to highlight the positive aspects of giving birth. Thanks to Hannah for brainstorming with me to find the right topic for my first guest series! You can read her birth story in the next instalment of the series. For now, here is my story.


At 40 weeks to the day, I woke in the very early hours of a Sunday morning – I don’t even remember what time it was, now – with the sensation that I had peed my pants … Continue reading

Picture Perfect

For the third night in a row, little J is having trouble getting to sleep. I’m not really sure why, he’s usually out like a light by 9:30PM, and sleeps right through till about 6 in the morning. We haven’t done anything particularly different these past few days … perhaps he’s having a growth spurt.

The last two nights, he’s gone to bed as usual, but woken up groaning in the middle of the night and wouldn’t go back to sleep. I held him and he drifted in and out of sleep pretty much all night. Tonight is shaping up to be the same. He didn’t fall asleep during his final feed, like he usually does; I had to wait a while and give him a bit more to coax him out of his “electrified” state (just something we say, in Spanish: Picture wide-eyed, ear-to-ear-grinning, bouncy-and-gurgle-y baby). I put him down and he woke five minutes later, groaning like the other times. I picked him up and am snuggling him until he’s asleep enough to put back to bed.

I haven’t slept properly since Thursday, and my eyes feel like they’re going to pop out of my head at any minute! But, sitting here, with my son nestled in my arms, only two thoughts are going through my mind: how perfect my little man is, and how lucky I am to have him.


Guest Series: My breastfeeding experiences #5—Mini Mummi Blogger

Excited to see my first guest post online, over at and Jacob makes three – thanks, Kelly!

Welcome back to the 5th instalment of my breastfeeding guest series. This week Mini Mummi Blogger shares her painful initial experiences of breastfeeding little J, and how she sorted out the problem. Mini Mummy Blogger’s breastfeeding experiences Even before becoming pregnant, I just assumed that I…

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