Choosing contraception after birth

So, I’ve just had to change my contraception after a bit of a reaction to my pill. Pretty sure 2 periods in a month, bloating, weight gain, bad skin and tummy cramps that make you vomit are not a sure sign that your pill intake is going swimmingly. After Emily was born, I was put…

Losing my pregnancy weight 

Losing pregnancy weight isn’t easy. It’s pretty dam tough. Any mother who gained weight during pregnancy will agree than it’s tough to lose weight quickly unless of course you’re some celeb that has the on-tap fitness trainers to kick you up your arse before you go back into the spotlight again. Since Emily was born,…

Why do parents feel the need to make their children look like adults? 

Children should always be that, children. Not made into mini versions of their parents by wearing ridiculous outfits, make up and whatnot. Take glamour model and born-to-shock Katie Price who used to flaunt her oversized knockers in men’s mags under the name ‘Jordan,’ now mother to 6 children by 3 different fathers, is repeatedly in…

Inside London Fire Brigade – TV  

I’ve been watching ITV’s three-part documentary series that follows the London Fire Brigade. If you haven’t seen it, find it on catch up/ITV Player. It follows the life of one of London’s heroic teams that we take for granted, as they talk about their acts of heroism and extroadinary courage in scenes such as the…

Twenty years is a really long time… 

So, today is my dads anniversary. But not just any anniversary, it’s a huge anniversary. Twenty years in fact. Whilst the papers are filled with more and more reports revealing the truth about Princess Diana (yeah it happened in the same month of 1997), I’m struggling to think how on earth twenty years of my…

Review: Strawberry Fields Cafe, Birchington 

With the weather playing around a lot recently, trying to find somewhere to meet up with friends and young children out and about is difficult. If it’s too windy, going to Ramsgate town is a definite no-no as the winds can sometimes be a nightmare right by the Harbour, and there’s always Westwood Cross for…

You’ve got a friend in me

When I moved to Ramsgate, I was worried about how many friends I’d make. I didn’t know anyone down here, I made two friends through Netmums prior who lived here, but we mainly just talked and I only met one, who although we’re still friends, she lives in another town. It was a huge worry…

Im sorry I haven’t written in a while… 

I’m sorry I haven’t written in awhile, I’ve just been so busy. Honestly I don’t know where the time has gone. But have no fear, I am back to writing again. I really miss it if I don’t write. Having this blog is great. I have blogged for as long as I can remember. In…

Emily has gone off solids

For the past couple of weeks, Emily has been up and down with her feeding. Gone are the days of eating porridge in the morning, some fruit at brunch and some finger food in the afternoon, because now all she’s interested in is her formula. So we’re back to a tub of her formula a week….

Sandwich, Kent, we’ll definitely be coming back 

Last month, Sam, Emily and I went to Sandwich for the day and it was wonderful. We’ve talked about going for months but it was never feasible before being pregnant, so now that Emily can sit up or lie in a pram, it’s easier to do the things in Kent we want to do. Sandwich is…

Did you suffer from Scanxiety?

When I was pregnant I had about 8 scans, all through the NHS, none of them paid as extra services like some people do. But even though I didn’t pay for scans as extra services that I needed, I still had what’s known as Scanxiety. The phenomenon is dubbed ‘Scanxiety’, with 36 per cent of…