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Category Archives: Our Story
[10 years ago] It’s 4.30am. I’m sitting on the side of the bath, watching as the moisture seeps up the stick. A line appears, dark pink, just as it should. The instructions said five minutes, so I continue to watch, … Continue reading
Ailsa had a meeting yesterday with her mentor, and is now officially a Recognised Doula! She’s been working with new mothers for nearly two years, and had some lovely feedback. Here’s to her helping many many more! Here’s an explanation … Continue reading
Today I met with my mentor Maddie McMahon, and after an interview which took place over a pleasant lunch, I am now a Recognised Doula. Here’s an explanation of Mentored and Recognised Doulas from the Doula UK website: Mentored doulas … Continue reading
I will be spending this weekend on study days all about processing ideas of birth and motherhood, and in preparation for that [and to avoid doing my tax return], I have been collecting up some bits and pieces to take … Continue reading
Now that we are advised to wait until around six months to start, our babies have better co-ordination and more mature stomachs than they did at four months, and so it is possible to skip the stage of aeroplaning mush … Continue reading
Obviously, every man has his own approach to the role of becoming a father. For some, necessity dictates that they spend a lot of time at work to put bread on the table. Others may have various other weekend commitments … Continue reading
Was it three years ago, or just yesterday, that I approached my boss about going part-time? While discussing what to do when Conrad reached six months old, neither Karen nor I wanted to put him with a childminder five days … Continue reading
Lots of the other newmums have signed their babies up for swimming lessons. Ailsa and I are not quite as wealthy as they, so with our chins in the air, we wheeled C and T down to the municipal pool, … Continue reading