• My IVF Journey

    My IVF Journey

    I really thought writing my IVF journey would have been easy for me but as I put pen to paper (or finger to keypad!) I realised how hard it would be to write about such a sensitive subject a subject that I know many couples will be living right now and although we’re out the other side the raw emotions from IVF still remain.    I suppose our journey started when I was 26 and had been diagnosed with endometriosis i can clearly remember the consultant saying we may struggle to get pregnant and that my mind was far from...

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    Three exercises & stretches to help restore posture as a new mum

    Three exercises & stretches to help restore posture as a new mum

    Tender, achy shoulders, a tightness around your upper back and shoulders which reach your ears… all sound familiar? Upper back pain is a common complaint after pregnancy but the good news is that there’s several things you can do to help alleviate it.   Upper back pain for post-natal women is incredibly common. And it’s no surprise why; whether or not you’re breast-feeding your breasts are heavier which pulls you forward, your core is weakened, if you’re carrying your baby in a sling or wrap, the weight of the baby also pulls you forward – and all this forward pull...

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF RITA

    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF RITA

      My daily life with my 3-year-old and 4-month-old daughters is busy, as you might imagine. Throw in the fact that my husband and I work full time and are sleep-deprived, and you've got yourself quite the daily adventure! Controlled chaos rules.   6:00am On weekdays, I always try to get up while everyone else is still sleeping so I can pump and get ready for work. That way, I can be available to handle whatever craziness ensues once the sun comes up.    If I'm lucky, Lavender will sleep until 7:00am although lately she has been getting up at 5:45am. Can someone...

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    6 Tips for Flying with Your Little Ones

    6 Tips for Flying with Your Little Ones

      It is the stuff of parent nightmares – flying with your little ones. It is a fact – air travel with kids is just not easy. Between germy airports, inconvenient flight times, and your screaming toddler annoying the passengers sitting around you, it is no wonder traveling with your children has a reputation for just being the worst. Here are six tips that have helped me whenever we fly as a family.   Bring antibacterial wipes.   I am not a germophobe, but I have always found antibacterial wipes important when I travel. They are especially useful for wiping...

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    9 Essential Tips for Surviving Your First Week of Parenthood

    9 Essential Tips for Surviving Your First Week of Parenthood

      Congratulations! You are a first-time parent.   Those first few days of parenthood are everything all at once: humbling, exhilarating, full of joy and yet completely terrifying. Now that Lemon is almost 2 months old, I often think about how these newborn days are alike and different than when her sister Lavender was born three years ago. Every family’s experience is different – yours will certainly be unique and different than mine. I have outlined just a few tips that I hope are universal to all new parents and will hopefully help carry you through your first week as...

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