Experienced Midwife and Sonographer, Amanda Bastianelli tells us how she is helping pregnant women during the Coronavirus Pandemic. I have worked as a midwife for over 20 years and have always felt passionate and privileged to be a part of the wonderful journey into parenting that all families face. I’ve delivered thousands of babies and … Continue reading Are you Pregnant in the Pandemic?
Written by Tiny Talk Imagine being housebound with a baby or toddler, day and night, for months on end. That has been the reality for thousands of young families during this health crisis lockdown. Not being able to socialise, or have the support from their friends and families, has been tough. Having a baby can … Continue reading How online baby and toddler classes are proving a lifeline to young families in lockdown
Written by Olive and Fleur Every day, the average woman applies 80 chemicals to her body before breakfast. This is not only dangerous for your health, but it’s unnecessary too. Why expose your skin to harsh ingredients when you could be showing some self-love and enriching yourself with products full of Vitamins and other natural … Continue reading How Vitamins Can Benefit Your Skincare Routine
Written by Kent Mum, Faye. I am a feeder, I love having family over and cooking a big meal for us all to enjoy so I always intended to follow baby led weaning as soon as George was ready. We started off with breakfast of baby porridge and then the odd fruit or veg from … Continue reading Kent Mums Baby Led Weaning Experience
Written by Zulay Lidster, Zubabyfit Sport has always been a part of my life. Since I can remember I have been involved in physical activity, team sports, weight lifting, boxing, adventure races, etc. When I fell pregnant with my son in 2015 I continued being active and started Zubabyfit after he was born to try … Continue reading How Exercise Helped Me Navigate the Loss of My Baby
Written by Nicola Mansfield, Kent Mum I do not mind admitting that when we first found out that we were pregnant with Archer, I didn’t even think about the effects this would have on our relationship. I just assumed we would handle things like everyone else seems to (thank you social media) and just crack … Continue reading Breastfeeding: It Isn’t What it Says on The Tin!
So you have just become a new Mum, and everything that you would class as your normal has totally gone out of the window! It now takes you at least 30 minutes just to get out of the door. But don’t worry you are not alone.
Written by Lauren's Lovely Little Library My little boy turned one in March and it’s frightening how fast a year of our lives has gone. I do now truly believe it when people say “Oh Lauren, before you know it, he’ll be at school!” I’m sure many of you feel that same terror at realising … Continue reading Tips for Children Starting Primary School
This is a very stressful time for everyone, adults and children alike. There is no one way to deal with this, but how can we make sure our fears and concerns don’t pass onto our children? Here's some tips on how to deal with discussing the topic. Just remember to make it age appropriate. Tell … Continue reading How to talk to your children about Covid-19
After the Christmas break, it’s that time when our leggings feel a little tighter, the mum jumpers are out oh and school is back! Don’t know about you, but I’m a little fed up of feeling on the back foot, so this time I am going to prep like a mum boss and you can … Continue reading Prep for Busy Mums
Written by the Sound of Motherhood. Click here to see more like this The 11 Plus A standardised test devised to separate the wheat (ten-year-old kids who pass said test) from the chaff (ten-year-old kids who do not) so as to determine which children will be eligible to enter the grammar school system. Or, as … Continue reading 11-plus ‘hype’
Guest Blog: written by Deborah Hart, TinyTalk Kent Downs You might know the name TinyTalk. They’ve been running baby signing classes across the South East for 17 years now, teaching thousands of families to communicate with their small person before their speech develops thoroughly. Babies are physically capable of making signs with their hands from around … Continue reading Why You Must Experience This Baby Class In Kent
Today's life challenges are entirely different than the ones your parents faced. Don't allow business and life to distract you from living your life in the present. Eat meals together: At least four times a week, we eat dinner as a family. Sometimes it's takeout, and sometimes it is pancakes and scrambled eggs, but the important … Continue reading How To Spend Extra Time With Family
Written by Tired From Whistable @tiredfromwhitstable If you are anything like me you will have got to this point in the school holidays pinching yourself in disbelief that you have managed to keep on top of childcare, work and not lost any of your own or anyone else’s children. I have always found the holidays … Continue reading Getting Through the Summer Holidays
Written by Sound of Motherhood Doorstep Discovery This blog was a by-product of my Instagram account (@thesoundofmotherhood) and was originally set up under the name of 'Doorstep Discovery' to document my discovery of what is on my doorstep (see what I did there, lol). Eventually, it organically morphed into a parenting blog, but the objective … Continue reading Discovering Kent
1. Capture the moment When you bring your gorgeous little bundle of joy home you really want to capture just how tiny they are as they grow really quickly, trust me, the cliché is true. I would suggest creating a mood board on Pinterest detailing all the styles you like for newborn photography and don’t … Continue reading 10 Things To Do With Your New Born Baby in Kent