Emily is primarily a stay-at-home mum, but after suffering with PND&A she has been working to reduce the stigma of maternal mental health (see #ShoutieSelfie campaign and http://www.bit.ly/IDIDNTLOVEHIM). She has also set up the social project http://www.mummylinks.com to help all mums meet locally for adhoc playdates safely (it’s invite/approval only). If you’d like to support her work please read more and donate at http://www.bit.ly/MummyLinks. To follow her on social media head to http://www.twitter.com/MummyLinksApp and http://www.instagram.com/MummyLinksApp
I thought that I would do a quick post to explain where I have been and why I have been crap at uploading blog posts – well, social media in general over the last couple of weeks.
About three weeks ago it was the deadline for my last assignment and all of my exams for my course. Of course this took a lot of my time and energy trying to get this done and sorted ready for the deadline date. I am now finished until I start my actual degree in October – let the stress begin!
I thought this might be quite an important and interesting (maybe) post to write. I feel like there is judgment cast on mums whether they decide to return to work after maternity leave or if they decide to leave work and become a stay at home mum. The most important thing to remember is that neither option is better or worse than the other. I am no better than a stay at home mum because I work and vice-versa.
I recently purchased this bag from Boutique of Molly and I am loving it! I thought that it would be really fun if I did a ‘What’s in my Bag?’ post of my non-mum bag and also did a mini-review of the bag. I also have a discount code for 20% if you stick around to the end of the post.
So, What’s in my Bag?
I wanted to do another fashion related post as I have been writing lots of motherhood posts lately. I posted a poll on Twitter asking what people wanted to see and an OOTD won! So, here goes…
After carrying out a Twitter poll, it became clear people wanted to see a post on controlled crying and I also think this is a really good topic to write about.
What is Controlled Crying?
It is basically you teaching your baby how to go to sleep without things that they may get sleep-association with such as rocking and shushing. You put them into their crib whilst they are awake and leave them for an allotted time. Your baby will cry for a while but they will begin to learn to self-soothe and fall asleep alone.
Ah, teething, isn’t it just the best? – said no parent, ever. Teething can be an incredibly stressful time for both you and your baby. There’s screaming, clinginess and sleepless nights. So, here are my tips for surviving teething.
INVEST IN SOME CALPOL! I can assure you, you will not regret this. This stuff is a God send. It will help with soothing your baby and helping them sleep as well as taking some of that horrid pain away from them. (If you want to use baby paracetamol or Nurofen, you do you)