Big Sunday: An Event Designed By Mothers, For Mothers Mums spend a great deal of time occupied with the welfare of others. But when do they get to relax and spend some proper quality time doing things they enjoy? Big Sunday is a fully facilitated day of relaxation and self-expression uniquely for Mums. I’ve been helping to organise the day, so can vouch for day with Mums’ needs at the heart of every activity. The [...]
In today’s guest post, Stacey from The Therapy Lounge discusses Postnatal Depression and alternative methods of treatment.
Yoga during pregnancy and after birth can tone so much more than the pelvic floor, says Leonie Taylor of A Centred Space yoga… As a yoga teacher and mum of three, I would say that there are few more profound times to engage with yoga than during pregnancy or as a new mum. It’s a time in life where your understanding of change takes on new dimensions; there aren’t many more transformative points in your [...]
Lisa from www.topsytoesy.co.uk shares her experience of striving to be combine motherhood with launching a business. Discovering I was pregnant was somewhat of a shock; we hadn’t planned it and I remember feeling immense excitement and panic, simultaneously. Life as I knew it was going to change drastically, although I had no idea quite how drastic those changes were going to be.
In the first of a three part series on baby massage from Lucy Johns of Lucy’s Angels, we hear how she found sanctuary in the therapy when she struggled to breastfeed. Ten years ago, I attended a slightly shabby council run Baby Massage Course which, unbeknown to me, was to be the start of my Baby Massage Career. The class was taught by this ultra cool hippyish woman who carried her two year old son [...]
A chance to take part in some free unique workshops for mothers is coming up at the Tarner Children’s Centre in November. Mother’s Uncovered is a creative writing experience for mums with babies allowing them to capture their thoughts on those first few weeks and months with their child. Faciliated by Livestock non-profit organisation, the sessions are designed so that mums can bring baby but still have quality time to think and write. Part of [...]
It may come as no surprise that a survey of 3,000 mothers commissioned by leading nursery brand Munchkin revealed that 75% feel more relaxed with their second child. I’m on the cusp of giving birth to baby number two and often try to imagine what life with two offspring is going to be like. Reading the results of this survey helped answer a few questions, although I know that each child, each family is different. [...]
It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness this week but the government withdrew funding to centrally co-ordinate the campaign. It’s down to volunteers, charities and the blogosphere to raise awareness but will we reach those who really need to know? Already Twitter and Facebook are buzzing with information, views and experiences of breastfeeding including an enlightened article on the Guardian online on the potential impacts of the lack of funding for the event. It’s heartwarming really and [...]