There were a number of things I thought I was going to achieve during my months at home. As it happens, the reality was rather different.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
Today something happened to me that really got me thinking, something that made me truly think about and appreciate my body and all it has done for me.
The last thing we need is another way to categorise mums and the parenting decisions we make.
It's like Candy Crush for your pelvic floor. Hopefully, it will be just as addictive.
Some visitors say things they shouldn't when visiting a new mum. Here's a crash course in what you should definitely NOT say.
It's a question stay-at-home mothers dread: "But what do you do all day?"
Once your baby is here, you can expect a few more physical changes ... some of which might surprise you.
The cake smash is traditionally the domain of babies. But why should bubs have all the fun?
Anyone who's been pregnant while raising a toddler can attest to the sheer madness of such a thing. Gone are the days of obsessing over what type of fruit we can liken our growing babe to in any given week. Instead, our time is consumed by changing dirty diapers, being a human pacifier and chasing our toddlers for sport.
Didn't get much sleep last night and find yourself indulging in ALL the (unhealthy) snacks? You're not alone.
I'm a big believer in naps. HUGE. Or maybe I'm not a believer, per se. Rather, I'm someone who can't help but succumb to the sweet, sweet call of a soft couch.
Having children leads many parents to a greater sense of wellbeing and purpose, but it also leads to greater stress and a sense of having less time.