health, parenting

The signs of Sepsis you NEED to know about

I recently had a very scary experience. I had a chest infection, but suddenly I couldn’t breathe. I’m asthmatic, so I’m used to some difficulties, but this was different; it was like I was fighting for every breath. I had a high fever and was deathly pale. I was taken to hospital in an ambulance, […]

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health, postpartum

What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?

It is only natural to worry about the safety of your beautiful new baby, and to do everything you can to keep them safe. I’ve written before about struggling with anxiety during pregnancy, but when I read about SIDS, my anxiety was definitely kicked up a gear in the first few weeks after having delivered […]

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health, parenting

25 easy candy free Easter gift ideas for kids

Everyone loves gift-giving, and there is something especially magical about giving gifts to children. But have you ever considered the sugar content in those sugary treats? A Dairy Milk buttons easter egg fits in the palm of your hand and also comes with a small pack of chocolate buttons. While that may seem ideal for […]

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health, parenting

How my daughter helped curb my eating disorder

As my baby got bigger, the more curious she got about food, and the more I had to force myself into a routine of eating meals.Its a challenging, but positive change for me. I also can’t get away with eating too little; dinner time is a family event, which keeps me accountable, in a good way.

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health, postpartum, pregnancy

Postpartum haemorrhage : what you need to know

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff While delivering my daughter, I suffered a primary postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). I knew it was likely, because due to my EDS I’m prone to bleeding and have weak connective tissues. However, during my recovery in the postpartum period, I was surprised by how little others knew about PPH, but I understood […]

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parenting, postpartum

I didn’t fall in love with my baby right away

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Everyone knows the scenario. A woman is in labour (and absolutely exhausted), the midwife is shouting ‘one more push’, and finally, a baby is born. The cord is cut and the baby is handed to mum, who feels this overwhelming rush of love they’ve never felt for anything in their life, […]

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parenting

12 things I’ve learned in 12 months of being a mum

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Somehow, my teeny tiny person is a year old this month. It seems like yesterday that I was panicking about breaking her every time I touched her, and it’s a little crazy to me that she’s gone from this tiny human on the left, to the cheeky monkey on the right […]

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