Category Archives: Our Story

KarenCongratulations Ailsa!

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

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KarenAnnouncement!

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

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KarenIn the red tent

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

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KarenMy experience of baby-led weaning

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

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Poo

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

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Part Time Dad

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

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KarenWater Babies

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

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AilsaHow We Met

I know just how you feel! Those were the first words I said to Karen, and I did, literally! It was June 2006 and it was hot. So hot it could make your nail varnish bubble, and it did. I … Continue reading

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