October Charity Challenges: The Outcome

October Charity Challenges: The Outcome

 

Last month, I decided that I was going to challenge myself to help three charities. October was a lot more hectic than I anticipated, but I still managed to support all three of them. However, my promotion of that was a little lacklustre I feel. Still, I’m still fairly new to the world of ‘proper’ blogging. As such, it’s another experience to learn from and make better for next time! I always try to help at least one charity each year, and if I can use my blogging voice to do that then that is amazing.

Anyway, without further ado, here is how I did: View Post

October Charity Challenges

October Charity Challenges

I always try to do at least one or two things for charity in the course of a year. However, we’ve now reached October and I don’t think I remember doing anything so far this year! I’ve just been so busy with Autumn, the blog and university and the run-up to work that I guess I forgot. As such, this month I’m doing a couple of things for charity. My chosen charities are Breast Cancer Care, Maternity Worldwide and Smalls for All.

I’m doing a variety of things to help these charities, it’s not all just sponsorship! Let’s explore what they’re doing and how I’m helping them in a little further depth.

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A tale of tongue tie, bonding issues & a healed heart

A tale of tongue tie, bonding issues & a healed heart

This is a guest post from someone I know in real life. She is also a first time mum and wanted to share her story to help other mums. I’ve previously shared my stories of how Autumn fell critically ill at 2 weeks old, my subsequent anxiety and how we had to give up breastfeeding. However, a lot of mums have a tough time in one way or another.

This powerful story discusses bleeding in early pregnancylabour with some complications, bonding issuestongue tie and a failed tongue tie procedure once the baby was born. Please be warned that it may be triggering for some.  View Post

Postpartum body – a husband’s perspective

Postpartum body – a husband’s perspective

After having a child, I think many women have body confidence issues. Even if you fit back into your pre-pregnancy jeans soon afterwards, it’s unlikely that you’re the same body shape. I’m not convinced anyone goes back to being just the way they were. That’s okay though, we’ve delivered our babies, which is a wonderful thing. However, when we look at extra pounds and stretchmarks in the mirror, it can still make you feel rather down! Often, though, the men in our lives don’t seem to mind too much. I asked my husband to write me a letter about my postpartum body and his thoughts about it. All being well, I can read this in the future if I’m ever looking at my reflection and tearing myself to shreds again!

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