The September Issue

There’s something about September, maybe it’s the end of the Summer holidays and the start of a new term, or the changing of the seasons but it feels like a good time of year to start something new. I read that although January is still the time that most people look for new jobs, September…

6 months postpartum

Getting to the 6 month mark post-baby feels like such an achievement. Idris is doing really well Allhumdulillah, we’ve started to wean and he’s generally a really fun and happy baby to be around. That’s all about the baby, the rest of this post will be all about me. Heads-up, I’m going to over-share, so…

Kylie Jenner and the myth of postpartum weightloss

I have nothing against Kylie Jenner, like almost everyone else on the planet I like to keep up with the Kardashians. However I do have very strong feels about people, women, perpetuating the myth that it’s easy to get back to your pre-baby body without investing money, time and having an army of helpers, including…

21 months v 4 months v 34 years!

These past couple of months have really had me questioning my life choices. The first baby was unplanned but the second was not! I knew I wanted to have babies close in age so they could be friends and play together. I didn’t realise, or was deliberately obtuse, as to how much my life would…

8 weeks postpartum 

Firstly, apologies for the ad hoc postings of this blog. I think one of my New Year resolutions will have to be to make time to post regular content. I really love blogging, for my mental health and wellbeing as much as anything else so I have to give it the time and focus it…

1 month postpartum update

I had really hoped by this point I’d be in some sort of routine and have nailed being a mum of two. Of course that isn’t the case. I’m struggling with managing both of them and I can’t describe a typical day as so far no two days have been the same. My measure for…

Almost 5 months postpartum

There is really nothing in life that can prepare you for motherhood. Not being an older sibling, working with children, or having an army of nephew and nieces you look after weekly. Having your own baby is a minefield. It’s sleepless nights, endless crying, googling “why does my baby…” far too regularly and in my…