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Breastfeeding Duration - The Growing Mum

End of the Breastfeeding Era! 

13 months and 5 days of Breastfeeding! I would have gone on much longer but due to this exciting news, I just could not cope with the drain anymore. I think he sensed it coming too as we were down to one feed a day and on...

Family Fridays number 2

Family Fridays #2

We went for our statutory morning walk. Daddy had taken the pram to work so I had to use a carrier with Baby E. Thank goodness he’s a skinny 10 month old! Unfortunately I didn’t take any usable pictures on our walk which is so unlike me....

GroVia One - The Growing Mum

Cloth Nappy Review – GroVia ONE

I asked the ladies in my phone to recommend an easy night nappy as changing 2-parters in the middle night whilst barely awake, was not going well. They all said: GroVia ONE. So I bought a preloved one to try when a good deal came up. I paid...

Baby E Yoga Pose

How do I find time for my spiritual wellbeing? 

It’s time to put my hand up and confess: I struggle miserably to look after my spiritual soul. Most days, God-thoughts fleet across my mind, but are filed under the “I’ll focus on you later” section. Before you know it, I’ve slumped into bed, spent too long...

Baby E and Holly the cat stare

Family Fridays #1

Filling in my maternity leave form, I was certain I’d be ready to go back to work around the 6 months mark (I was so wrong) but I was undecided on the full-time or part-time. I returned to after 10 months of maternity leave and I requested...

Lego busy

Finding Time to Blog

I’ve wanted to blog for a very long time and even started a few free blogs but they didn’t last. I imagine my experience is nothing new. I found a niche, started writing, lost steam and carried on with the rest of my life. Looking back, I...

Daddy and Baby E - The Growing Mum

Daddy Down, One Dose of Sleep Needed. Stat.

After his 2 weeks of paternity flew by I always tried to maximise the sleep he got so he could function at work and bring the money in. I’m talking about little things like going to soothe the little one in the nursery every time he woke....

Weak Tea - The Growing Mum

Can you survive motherhood without coffee?

Everyone knows that us mummies do nothing else but meet up for coffee and cake every day (disclaimer: this may not be true). The problem is, I don’t actually like coffee. I’ve had enough coffee dates now that I’m prepared for the reaction when I ask for...