I've read quite a few books about work whilst I have been technically unemployed over the past five years, but none of them get so entirely to the heart of the matter as to why we make the distinction between work and play in the first place by allowing women control of the home and … Continue reading House people
Kerry, one of the local community group leaders for the Brussels Childbirth Trust is sadly moving abroad. As part of her leaving present I drew her a cartoon of her and her family in the Grand Place: This is how most of our local coffee morning group meetings go. Rice crackers are indispensable.
Someone needs to invent a special pregnancy napkin. Or I suppose I could just wear a bib.
There is so much advice and information out there on pregnancy, labour and parenting that it is overwhelming, and everybody has a different opinion. Cue brain meltdown if you try to listen to it all, so I'm going for a state of blissful impartiality and procrastination over decision making on every subject instead.
There are such long conflicting lists of things that you shouldn't eat when you are pregnant that its hard to remember what's OK to put in your mouth. I found that the best source of information on the subject was Emily Osters book 'Expecting Better', which details the research studies and explain why things are considered … Continue reading Things you can’t eat when you are pregnant
I got given some Neal's Yard Remedies Mothers Balm for Christmas -it's a 100% blend of oils and beeswax to nourish and prevent stretch marks, and I'm not sure if it's having any effect on the stretch marks or not but the shine it produces on my bump is amazing! You can practically see your … Continue reading Belly polishing
Yes, yes I know. As a pregnant couple we are now the targets of multi-million dollar advertising campaigns for all the baby merch that we supposedly need, and yes we have succumbed to some of it without really knowing what we are doing. And so our evenings, which should be spent going out as much … Continue reading Learning how to use baby merchandise..
Being pregnant I have been poked and prodded, had countless blood tests and learnt to pee on demand (quite easy when there is a tiny person resting on your bladder). I've also been questioned about my weight way more than usual, and not really from my Gynaecologist and midwife which I was expecting (my midwife's only … Continue reading Pregnancy Food Diaries
Somebody make me one of these T-shirts please.