Week 1 Breastfeeding Essentials

Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2020! I’m now 10 days into my breastfeeding journey with my second baby. It’s been different this time round and I am feeling more confident; that’s not to say it’s been an easy ride. There have been tears over spilt breast milk, exhaustion and pain. One thing I have found helpful is having the right tools around me from the get go. Hopefully you find this list handy to get yourself all setup if you’re hoping to give breastfeeding a go with your Little.

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Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.

‘Mum guilt’ – the struggle is real! I was recently asked by a supporter of Mamas Mind Menu to post on ideas for guilt free self care. This mum feels guilty when she tries to do anything self care related beyond keeping her water intake up and washing her hair a few times a week. I can totally relate. On Monday night I was feeling low. About to start another working week with lots of time away from my baby girl, the ‘mum guilt’ was winning. By bedtime, despite avoiding screen time and alcohol and doing all the right things, I wasn’t feeling relaxed at all. I needed a self care pick me up with instant gratification that was both quick and guilt free. This got me thinking about how we can enjoy guilt free Mama self care with minimum effort and maximum impact. Here’s my conclusions… Continue reading “Want Guilt Free Self Care? Read this Mama.”

5 Senses: 1 Food Joy – Sugar Cane in Ethiopia

Mama – Escape the daily grind and transport yourself to an Ethiopian market, sharing sugar cane with the local children.

The ‘5 Senses. 1 Food Joy’ series immerses your senses in a joyful food experience from another place and time, for a bite sized moment of mum escapism!

It uses a structure from a popular grounding technique, describing 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and one thing you can taste.

So sit back and enjoy 5 minutes where there are no screaming babas and hair pulling!

The ‘5 Senses: 1 Food Joy’ series immerses you in a joyful food experience from another place and time, for a bite sized moment of mum escapism! It uses a structure from a popular grounding technique, describing 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, 2 things you can smell and one thing you can taste.

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Cafe Review – Kiss the Hippo (Richmond, London)

My cafe reviews are designed to help an anxious Mama plan ahead. From one mentally illuminated new parent to another.

Kiss the Hippo in Richmond, West London, is an uber trendy coffee bar which isn’t sniffy about letting Mamas and Babas join their calm little haven. Read on for my review of how family friendly Kiss the Hippo really is.

My cafe reviews are designed to help an anxious Mama plan ahead. From one mentally illuminated new parent to another.

Kiss the Hippo in Richmond, West London, is an uber trendy coffee bar which isn’t sniffy about letting Mamas and Babas join their calm little haven. Find out how I got on when I visited with Miss EEE. 

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