How I prioritise self-care with a toddler and a baby

Finding the time to schedule in a spare minute for self-care – or me-time, whatever you like to call it – is challenging at the best of times, but after having my second baby Gabriel and continuing to run around with my toddler Rosalie, I can honestly say I’ve never felt so tired. I’m often making Rosalie breakfast or lunch…
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Nursing must-haves and hacks for breastfeeding mums

This post is all about breastfeeding. I always knew that I wanted to breastfeed my babies. But when I had my daughter Rosalie in May 2015, I certainly struggled with it quite a bit. Now I have had my second baby Gabriel, there were some things I wish I knew about breastfeeding the first time around. I was so desperate…
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How to introduce your newborn baby to your toddler

During my second pregnancy I was quite nervous anticipating how our toddler Rosalie would react to meeting our newborn baby and how she would adjust to the new dynamic of our family with a little brother in the mix. In the lead up to childbirth I took a refresher NCT course with a group of second time mums to be…
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My birth story: our son Gabriel Arnold William Diamond

When I became pregnant with my second baby, I was prepared to feel really anxious ahead of labour. After my first low risk pregnancy resulted in quite an unexpectedly traumatic delivery and a very sick baby, I experienced some postnatal depression and anxiety surrounding the experience. In labour I was informed that I had a temperature and it happened that my waters had already ruptured, much…
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My second pregnancy and life

I have recently taken a rather long break from blogging, as you may see looking back at the dates on my previous posts. I honestly didn’t feel very good about taking such a long break, however after discovering that my husband and I were pregnant for the second time and celebrating the happiness of that eventuality, I very quickly became…
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