Do you or don’t you?   I am referring to breast- feeding and of course (before I had children) my answer would have been “ yes absolutely” breast is best but how shallow and naïve I was. I am sharing this with you because...

Breast versus bottle – the age old debate. Is it not time to move on? There is a clear body of research that suggests that breastfeeding is better for the mother and her baby.  While there are flaws in much of this research and...

I sometimes wonder what the future holds for my children. I think about what they will be when they grow up (based on recent conversations my daughter will be a teacher and my older boy a train driver - on the northern line...

If you have ever been around a choking baby it can be one of the MOST scariest experiences.  It’s a moment that can cause complete panic and in some cases a life or death scenario (this is not an entirely grim post...

As all us parents know our children’s health is up there at the very top of the priority list and if, like me, you are a bit of a hypochondriac then you will also share that feeling of utter despair and worry...

We have all been there. You have an important meeting, some long awaited play date, exciting party, or even a family holiday. And one of the children is ill. What do you do? Do you carry on as planned? Do you cancel? This...

It all started on March 11th 2013.  I was 6 days overdue, feeling fed up and terribly uncomfortable.  My midwife came over for her usual daily check up and it was mutually agreed to perform a sweep. It just so happened that...

Yes – I chose to have major surgery. I elected to have a c-section. Perhaps you are reading this and assume that I am too ‘posh to push’ or maybe even paid for it. Or you think that there is something medically...

On the way home the other day I saw in the paper a brief interview with Marina Fogle. In it she described the reactions by people to her having a c-section. She explained how she felt she was judged by people for...

“Stop shouting!”, I shout at my children. Hmm. There must be some irony here, but while trying to get my three children out of the house at 7.30am, the irony is lost on me. Like most parents I spend my days juggling children,...