We all have ‘bad days’ from time to time. Where everything spirals rapidly out of control, we’re tired before the day even starts, and grumpy and irritable seems to be our default position. I’ve had my fair share of these suckers over the last few years, so I know exactly how you feel. But I’ve discovered that just because a day starts off badly, it doesn’t have to end that way. Here are 5 Things to do when you’re having a bad day to turn it into a good one. (Or at the very least, a BETTER one!)
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Breastfeeding is no joke. Seriously. It takes determination, sacrifice, an unwavering belief that this is what’s best for your baby, and lots of support along the way. When you start, it feels less like a beautiful bonding experience with your new infant, and more like something you have to endure, or simply survive. I totally get it! I breastfed both my daughters, and it was definitely a game of survival in those early days and weeks. From my own experiences, here’s How to Survive the First Few Weeks of Breastfeeding. You’ve got this!
When it comes to tidiness, I will not be winning awards any time soon! And yet, mess stresses me out. Recently, my wonderful three and a half year old has been going on a ‘tidy up strike’. Every. Single. Day. The resultant battles that have unfolded have not helped the matter at all. I decided something needed to change if I wanted a different outcome. Read on to discover 16 Ways To Encourage Your Toddler To Tidy Up – all tried and tested by yours truly. And we’re seeing massive breakthroughs already.
We all know what it’s like. Your best friend just had her first baby and you can’t wait to meet the new arrival. But you’re a bit stuck. What’s the protocol for visiting a new mum? Should you wait for a set period of time before you go round? Will you have to change a nappy if you visit? What if the baby is sick all over you? How long should you stay? For sure, there are lots of things to consider before, and during, a visit to a new mum. These 17 Rules for Visiting a New Mum, do not answer all of the above question, but they do offer some guidance, protocol if you like, for what is, and what is definitely not, acceptable behaviour when visiting a new mum. Your bestie will thank you later.
As a mum, you can’t get a lot done in 25 minutes. I know this because 25 minutes used to be my baby’s regular nap length. If your baby is anything like mine, then nap time gives you a choice; do you indulge in that cup of tea or do you crack on with that pile of laundry? But what if I told you there was a better way? What if I showed you How To Get Your Baby To Nap For More Than 25 Minutes (in 10 easy steps)? I used these super simple steps with both my daughters and their naps increased from 25 minutes to 2 hours.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, isn’t it. It enable us to look back at something that’s already happened, and understand it better through the eyes of wisdom. Looking back on my time as a brand new mum, there are things ‘mum-of-two’ me wishes she could say to ‘mum-of-one’ me. Things I had no way of knowing as a new mum because I hadn’t yet walked the path of motherhood. Things that time, experience and a second baby have helped me understand better.
Read on to find the 4 things I would like to tell myself as a new mum.
Are you about to become a mum for the very first time? Have you been wondering what you need to buy for your baby before he or she arrives? What, if anything, can you get now that will save your sanity, and make this whole leg of the journey that much easier to manage? If so, this post is written for you! Read on friend to find the 25 essential items guaranteed to make life easier for every new mum.