Pre-Eclampsia in Late Pregnancy, My Birth Story by Karen Purdy

Pre-Eclampsia in Pregnancy, My Birth Story by Karen Purdy irish maternity hospital

This week one of my regular readers, Karen, is sharing her pre-eclampsia in late pregnancy and emergency c-section birth story. I actually sobbed when I read this first. I’ve had issues with my blood throughout all my pregnancies and while I don’t think it’s as serious as pre-eclampsia, it terrifying not knowing what to expect or what’s going to happen next! Thank you so much for sharing your story! (more…)

Win a Nuby Hamper

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A few weeks back over on my social media pages I mentioned I’ll be working closely with Nuby as a brand rep. We’ve used their flip it beakers since the big kid was about two or three and their comfort teethers or ‘shakey things’ can be found in every corner of my home so it’s an exciting opportunity for all of us. They also asked me to review some products that appealed to us so I now have my very own electric ‘moo-moo machine’ and I freaking love it, along with beakers, cups and pretty much all of their SureGrip collection.  (more…)

20 Elf On The Shelf Idea’s

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I’ll be honest, Elf on the Shelf is the bane of my life and he’s a creepy looking little creature but in the coming weeks, almost every household with young kids will be under elf surveillance including my own. If I could un-adopt the little bollox, I would. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve forgotten to move the little shit, reluctantly dragging myself out of the bed to put him somewhere new and adventurous for the big kid. (more…)

HaaKaa Breast Pump Review

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The Haakaa breast pump has been all over my feeds the past couple of months, from readers to online parenting websites and bloggers recommending it so I ordered one from Amazon to see what all the fuss was about. And no, the Haakaa is a one piece silicone breast pump, not the traditional dance of the Māori people of New Zealand as my other half thought – I think he was a bit disappointed when I told him too. Although he did get great craic teaching the kids to stomp their feet and to make funny faces and noises as I fed and pumped away in my little corner. (more…)