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Blogtober 2017 | Day 4 – Date

The first thing I thought of for this prompt was the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. You know … “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!”. These days, I seem to be late for pretty much everything. It’s remarkable when I manage to arrive somewhere on time … but it’s usually because I aim to leave much earlier than I really need to!

When the little man first came along, we soon discovered that it takes about half an hour longer to pack the car than it did before. It takes some time to get used to. After a while, I started pre-packing things the night before, when we needed to get somewhere we really couldn’t be late to. This has helped a lot, but sometimes we’re still late!

Blogtober 2017 | Day 2 – Babies

I had originally planned a post about intuition about your baby’s sex during pregnancy, but given today’s events, I thought I’d write about my baby instead. My poor little man somehow caught a gastro bug and hasn’t had a very nice day today. Yesterday, he didn’t seem to have much of an appetite for solids, but I put it down to him not being entirely sure about this lumpy food business (he’s just moved onto the 8 months food, which has smooth lumpy bits in it, from the pureed 6 months food). But today, he was irritable and sleepier than usual.

Things I’ve learnt about motherhood (so far)

The most important lesson I’ve learnt in my mothering journey so far, is that nothing is certain. Almost everything you think will happen (or not!) either happens differently or not at all. What do I mean by this? Perhaps these tips will paint a clearer picture …

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 …

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 minimummiblogger@outlook.com for more information.

Baby’s first photoshoot!

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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First guest series!

So excited to be collaborating with Hannah from The Peaceful Mama and Peaceful Doula Company on my very first guest blogging series!

Hannah is launching her new retreats business and overhauling her coaching packages with amazing offers for our readers coming in October!

Stay tuned for the first post in the series, coming next week!

Tips for expressing milk

Being able to express breastmilk can bring you a little bit of freedom when looking after an infant. Whether it is so that you can get someone else to feed your baby so that you can have a break or get stuff done, or to give your boobs some respite during those periods where your little one seems to eat all day, giving your baby expressed breastmilk ensures that they have the best source of nourishment possible.

When do I stop sterilising baby’s bottles?

The other day, as I scrubbed my breast pump and packed the steriliser full of baby bottles for the umpteenth time, I began to wonder how much longer I need to continue sterilising my little man’s bottles. A Google search brought up lots of forum threads about this but not a lot of authoritative sources.

Here’s the lowdown