A Mile in My Shoes

 

Ieashia and Reggie - 14th February

Reggie was born a few weeks before lockdown, and when the official announcement was made, Ieashia felt completely cut off from some...

Zoe and Annabelle - 10th April

Zoe’s baby girl, Annabelle, was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. They have had quite a journey as a family in her short little...

Lisha and Jaxon - 28th March

A rainbow baby is a term used to refer to a baby born following a miscarriage or stillbirth. Subsequent pregnancies can bring mixed...

Elizabeth and Ava - 23rd March

Elizabeth’s daughter was born the day that the national lockdown was announced. In her story, she highlights the sacrifices many families...

Theresa and Matteo - 7th April

In Theresa’s story, she talks about how after a complicated birth, she actually grew to enjoy the time alone to bond with her baby...

Rebecca and Seren - 24th May

In Rebecca’s story, she talks about the anxiety she felt before, during and immediately after the birth of her baby because of Covid-19,...

Holly and Billy - 12th June

Today should have been baby Billy’s due date, but he arrived almost eight weeks early back in the middle of June. Holly shares her very...

Katherine and Melrose - 15th May

Second time mother Katherine talks about the different struggles she encountered whilst being pregnant during the pandemic; from looking...

Jude and Lyra - 16th February

In the first of the Lockdown Babies Series, Jude shares how her romantic visions of maternity leave were taken away from her as soon as...

Plastic Free July // REUSABLE WIPES

Following the theme of sustainability and babies, my other favourite eco switch this year has been our switch to cloth baby wipes. We had...

Plastic Free July // CLOTH NAPPIES

When my son was first born, he would easily get through about 10-12 disposable nappies in any 24 hour period. I used to have palpitations...

Plastic Free July // TOYS

When we were expecting Rudy, I had the very romantic notion that we would only let him play with wooden toys. I didn’t like plastic toys...

Plastic Free July // KEEP-CUPS

PLASTIC FREE JULY // KEEP-CUPS You don’t need me to explain how a keep-cup works. But you might not know that single use cups from many...

100 Days of Lockdown

Has it really been one hundred days? One hundred days of being inside. One hundred days of hand washing, of daily briefings, of wearing...

The Waiting Game

Yesterday was a year ago since my son’s due date and all those feelings of waiting and wondering and the nervous roller-coaster belly...

A quick lesson in self-care

On Friday night, I cut my finger whilst making a salad. And not a fancy salad either; a token side salad to go with a pizza. The cut was...

What can white people do right now?

We can talk to our children about white privilege. Not to make them ashamed of who they are or to make them apologise for being white But...

A new generation of kindness

Something occurred to me recently, whilst I was out for my daily walk, slaloming through the silent streets of Walthamstow. I looked...

International Day of the Midwife

Happy International Day of the Midwife! When our son was born, the stars were so aligned that after a hot curry on Drummond Street and...

 

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