Month: November 2017

Can we please stop shaming mothers for feeding their babies?

In a previous post I admitted that I have never breast fed any of my children (you can read it here). I generally don’t share that info with mothers that I meet because on occasion I’ve met with confusion; judgement or outright criticism. In the early days I was bothered by this. But as I’ve got older, wiser and generally more exhausted, I’ve decided I don’t care. Part of the reason for me writing this is because if you didn’t want to, couldn’t or haven’t breastfed then you need to know you aren’t the only one. Equally, if you’ve...

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5 ways being pregnant is awesome

I make no secret of the fact that I hated being pregnant (and you can read my post on why that’s OK here). It was hard, painful and exhausting each time I did it. I was unable to walk without being in serious pain, unable to sleep because I’d wake after an hour with stabbing pains in my joints and unable to perform some of the simplest tasks without help (ever tried to cut your toenails when 39 weeks pregnant…). But even with all of that, there were times during my pregnancy that I couldn’t help but feel awestruck...

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Why I’ve never breast fed my children

I’ve never breast fed a child. There, I’ve said it. All three of mine were bottle fed and are happy, healthy and as robust as you’d ever want a child to be. But I don’t advertise this fact. I don’t go around telling people that I haven’t ever breastfed for one simple reason. I can’t be bothered to have to justify my decision to them. Most people nowadays know that a fed baby is best. Even so, a lot of women still feel that breast feeding is the ‘right’ way to go and if you don’t at least try,...

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Isn’t it time to stop the competition?

Let’s be honest, parenting can get competitive but no where more so than in your relationship. Who’s more tired. Who has the most important role. Who is the most stressed. Who does the most round the house. The problem is, that if we think we’re in competition, one of us wins and one of us loses. To be frank, sometimes as parents we both lose. It’s so easy to look at your partner when he gets home from a tough day at work to think – you haven’t had to run around after 1/2/3 kids today. What do you...

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An open letter to my post baby body

When I look at you I want to cry.   You look unrecognisable from what you were before I had children. You’ve changed in so many ways (and not for the better) and look so different from the way you used to. I hardly see the body I had before anymore.   But you gave life to my three children and for that I am grateful.   For decades I wanted bigger boobs but when you gave them to me all I can think about is how much I hate shopping for underwear that looks like scaffolding for a...

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About Kate

I’m a mum of 3 and a Life Coach. I love writing about motherhood and coaching women to help them feel positive, happier and more confident in their role as a mum.

I’m passionate about mental health, body image and relationships plus an avid sci-fi fan, drinker of wine and lover of chocolate.

I’ll tell you the honest truth about motherhood (not the Instagram version) with a little humour and a lot of love x

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