Day 27: NCT classes – 5 things you will learn, and 5 things you won’t.

  NCT is a funny thing. Fantastic and frustrating in equal measure. It creates great opportunities to build supportive friendships but also can be guilty of being a bit misleading. In this post I thought I would bust a few myths about what you will and won’t get from attending NCT sessions. Hope it is some… Read More Day 27: NCT classes – 5 things you will learn, and 5 things you won’t.

Lady Gaga vs David Bowie (a baby decides who is best)

This evening whilst sitting up with my son, I decided to go on YouTube and watch Lady Gaga’s much talked about David Bowie tribute from The Grammys.  (You can watch it here – http://youtu.be/3fGBZhsa4VU) My 3 week old’s initial reaction was calm confusion, however as soon as she started singing Space Oddity he burst out… Read More Lady Gaga vs David Bowie (a baby decides who is best)

Day 25: Online Parenting advice – 5 tips to help separate the good from the bad and the ugly…

  An interesting article popped up in my Twitter timeline earlier today, asking the question “is online parenting advice harmful or helpful” (see link below).This got me thinking about all the conflicting advice I have read over the last few months. In general I am of the opinion that we should take advantage of all… Read More Day 25: Online Parenting advice – 5 tips to help separate the good from the bad and the ugly…

Does the National Maternity Review actually address the problem?

In the news today I read with interest the announcement of the UK government’s new maternity review, which as Sarah Boseley (@sarahboseley) writes in The Guardian provides “a blueprint for safer maternity care that offers all women the choice to give birth where they want, with the support of the same midwife throughout pregnancy, labour… Read More Does the National Maternity Review actually address the problem?

Day 22: The 10 questions everyone asks on the return to work after paternity leave

  Today I went back to work after my 3 week paternity leave. Needless to say it has been a serious shock to the system! Perhaps the most notable thing though is the fact that pretty much everyone I have encountered has asked me the exact same questions. What this has meant is that I have… Read More Day 22: The 10 questions everyone asks on the return to work after paternity leave