February 2018

The Mother Side / 2018 / February

These modern times we live in can often work against us. Social media gives us more access than ever before to other people’s lives which can result in many of us experiencing comparisonitis. As a parent, seeing all the photos of the fun things that other people are up to can leave us feeling as though we should be doing more, buying more toys and planning more entertaining activities for our children. There are more classes and groups for babies and toddlers popping up all the time offering new sensory and...

Soooo much pressure to lose the baby weight! It's every where. And even if you are immune to social media or a total hermit then you probably still have lots of lovely pre-maternity clothes that you'd quite like to get back into. Here are my 5 top reasons why you don't need to worry about losing the baby weight. 1. You need to give your body time to recover So we all know that pregnancy and birth is hard on the body. However you give birth you're going to have a recovery period...

Happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope you are all able to take some time out today to have to yourselves.   After a very eventful night last night with lots of musical beds, my day started with my eldest, Sia, waking me up by climbing on top of me for a cuddle and then fidgeting and wriggling around to try and get comfortable. I tried to cling on to being asleep for as long as possible but then Sia started talking and then Xanthe woke up and they started giggling at...

We are super excited to be welcoming the lovely Rosie Dhoopun of Labyrinth of Nurture to the Mother Side team! Rosie is mum to 3 boys. She has worked in the pregnancy and baby field for 9 years , from antenatal education, baby massage and yoga, babywearing consultant and postnatal nurturing and she is now creating her own pregnancy and postnatal movement and exercise classes. Rosie was able to create a strong network of other mums around her after she had her first baby and they were a wealth of knowledge and support. She feels...

Valentine's Day: A big commercial money making machine or an opportunity to prioritise your relationship? I used to feel a bit bah humbug about Valentine’s Day. I felt that it was important to be going on dates and making an effort in our relationship all year round, not just on one day of the year because we are told to by greeting card companies. I couldn’t bear how commercial it had become. The red hearts and roses start creeping into shops midway through January to start planting those seeds that we...