May 2018

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Did you know that more than half of primary school children have been sent inappropriate images or witnessed inappropriate behaviour online but not a single one of them has told, or will tell, their parents? In this blog I will share with you why that is and what we as parents can do about it. I will also tell you of some of the apps we should be very wary of and share some of the resources available to help us parents help our children in this brave new digital age.  HERE’S...

This week we would like to introduce you to The Mother Side founder Zoë Tolman!!! Zoë is not only busy behind the scenes at The Mother Side she is also a Mum of two daughters aged 3 years and 11 months. She is a Psychotherapist, Antenatal Teacher, Doula and Founder of The Mother Side. She hosts the meet ups in Saffron Walden (Essex) & Linton (South Cambridgeshire). As well as running The Mother Side, Zoë teaches antenatal & postnatal classes, coaches women & couples through pregnancy, birth and motherhood and also works as...

Áine is a mum of two with silent reflux, reflux, CMPA, tongue tie and multiple food allergy experience. Five years ago she reached out for help and was given nothing other than “your daughter is fine. She’s colicky. She needs to learn how to sleep. She’ll grow out of it”. After months of sleep deprivation, screaming and trusting her own instincts to continue ignoring the advice to “just leave her to cry”, she discovered the real cause of her daughters continual discomfort and pain. Since then, Áine has discovered much more about...

Happy Monday Mother-Siders! This week we have not 1 but 2 Facebook live sessions from two amazing experts!!! If you are not yet a member of The Mother Side group? Come and join us here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/themotherside Or to revisit any of our past Facebook live sessions and free online workshops simply click here: http://themotherside.org/online-courses-workshops/   Monday 21st May 8:00pm - 9:00pm Class #34 - Toddler Speech & Development with Marissa Pajot -Webb   Children have to hear and engage with words many many times before they fully understand their meaning and begin to use them. Often people can focus...

Join Marissa on Monday 21st of May 8pm in The Mother Side Facebook group where she shall be talking through the development of toddler speech, language and communication and providing you with some top tips! Children have to hear and engage with words many many times before they fully understand their meaning and begin to use them. Often people can focus on the expressive language without realising that the understanding comes first. The very last level is often the most noticeable, Speech. Look forward to seeing you then! Not yet a member of The...

Some days being a mum feels like being in a computer game. The day feels like a level in the game with several missions to complete, with numerous challenges to overcome before I can complete it!  Yesterday was one of those days. OUR MISSION: Needing to get the inside of the car cleaned following a wee accident on Monday which meant the car smelt of urine (far from ideal on a hot sunny day). Just to clarify, it wasn’t me that wet myself - I am fully toilet trained although admittedly, after birthing...

I have some amazing news to share that we welcomed our son, Cassian Lucca Raymond into the world on Sunday 22nd April at 2.41am weighing a healthy 8lb1oz! He was born by candlelight during a furious thunder and lightning storm and I birthed him in 5hours. I haven’t been able to complete my birth story until now because of the overwhelming sense of emotion I felt about my incredible birth experience - something I would not have been able to do without my husband, Shaya and our midwife, Sophia. My birth...

Continuing with our Mother Side Meet Up Coordinator team for Milton, Cambridge this week meet Anna Richardson!! Anna  aka ‘Precious Cargo Doula’ is a mum of 4 (not so little anymore) people. Whilst Anna is part of the Cambridge team of coordinators and regularly attends the Saffron Walden meet up as well. Anna has a background in childcare, some of ‘her’ past babies have now gone on to have their own She is currently a birth & postnatal doula, a babywearing teacher & also a trustee and volunteer at the Cambridge Breastfeeding Alliance as...

Happy Monday Mother Siders! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!! Wow what a busy week we have coming up for you, all kicking off tonight with a Facebook Live Session: Monday 14th May 8pm - Class #32 ‘Closing the Bones’ With Kat King Join Well Woman Yoga Teacher Kat King on Monday 14th May LIVE in The Mother Side Facebook Group where she shall be giving a live demonstration of ‘Closing the Bones’ https://www.facebook.com/events/173372130152364/ If you have any questions for Kat please feel free to post them below and they will be answered...

Join Well Woman Yoga Teacher Kat King on Monday 14th May LIVE in The Mother Side Facebook Group where she shall be hosting a live demonstration of ‘Closing the Bones’ A ‘Closing the bones’ ceremony involves using an abdominal massage to help remove any anxiety & overwhelming feelings many women have in certain life transitions. This nurturing massage helps to remove tension in the hip bones, releasing blocked and stagnated energy. The massage includes the breaking up of adrenalin crystals which have formed on the hip bones and indicate unresolved emotion...