Parenting


A working mother’s tale of love

As a full-time working mother, I have to say goodbye to my daughter every Monday through Friday. It often feels as though I leave a little piece of me behind. I don’t know when it started, maybe it was the day I found out I was expecting a baby. I was elated; my dream from a very young age was to be a mummy. It was overwhelming to know that this was finally on its way to becoming a reality. Fast forward 9 months on to the birth of my daughter. The bond between us was so strong right from […]

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Supermarkets and their broken promises to our children

Supermarkets have and continue to break their promises to us by constantly re-introducing confectionery on till fronts. This post is one that’s quite close to my heart. How long ago was it now that a campaign launched against having sweets and chocolates at the till points in supermarkets? I’ve read reports, magazine articles, and watched programmes about this over the last 20 years. However as you can see from the examples below although our supermarkets say they’re trying, the evidence, when you go for your next supermarket shop is plain and clear to see, they’re just o trying hard enough. 2013 […]


Forget terrible two’s – let’s welcome awesome two’s!

My baby girl is 21 months old this August and I can’t believe how time has flown by. She’s full of laughter and adventure and loves to be around other children. She adds several new words to her vocabulary every single day and her diction is near perfect. I don’t know how we got so lucky with such an amazing beauty. With the new-found independence has come a struggle to be heard and understood. I can see in her eyes when she wants me to acknowledge something she’s said but as much of her sentences are still incomprehensible, I find […]


Sunday Photo Week 18

Danielle Sullivan Graduate student displaying artwork at the Wales Millenium Centre. Stunning use of books and book pages. The photos don’t quite do it justice.      


Breastfeeding in public is disgusting!

The title of this post is thankfully not my view-point but those of many people around me during the first 6 months of my daughter’s life after I exercised my right to breastfeed my child in public. I had read up on what to do, how to be discreet, where I could go feed my baby, why it was good for my baby and why I should be proud to do so. While I was struggling with it initially, I sought the help of breastfeeding counsellors who discovered my daughter liked sleep more than feeding so helped us on the […]

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