It is no secret that the early post-partum days are extremely tough on new mothers. Well. Kind of. It might not be a secret, but yet it has this amazing way of cataclysmically redefining her life whilst also simultaneously not being talked about enough. Anyway, regardless of whether she knew it was coming or if it b*tch-slapped her right in the face…it really is not … Continue reading 10 Dos & Don’ts of New-Mum Care
Hey there, I’m back! After what seemed like the fastest-moving Christmas period to date, I’m back with more motherhood inspired content at katescradle. I had hoped to start the new year off with a flashy new re-brand and a commitment to being more regular over here but as we all know, time is what you make of it…and I have recently been spending mine in … Continue reading 10 resolutions for 2020
If you follow me on my personal Instagram account (or have ever spoken to me about baby equipment) you might have gathered that we are big fans of the Snug Seat over here. We’ve had this product since Kate was four months old and have used it every single day since. In fact, we don’t even own a highchair and Kate has eaten every single … Continue reading Kate Recommends: Mamas & Papas Baby Snug Floor Seat
Pardon the silence. I’ve had a few blog posts lined up that I’ve been meaning to publish over the past few weeks, but every time I came close to doing it, something stopped me. At first I thought that maybe I was being too harsh a critic of my own work. That the posts were uninspired. I realise now that my hesitation was a result … Continue reading Can I shield you forever?
Some time ago, I was sent a link to a comic strip that depicts what has become known as the ‘mental load of motherhood’. As I read through it, it all felt too real, like the author was inside my head. One of the things that surprised me most about motherhood is the sheer amount of STUFF you need to think about…all the freakin’ time. … Continue reading The Mental Load Of Motherhood
A few months before Kate was born I sat at my laptop pouring over blogs, listicles and Pinterest boards, browsing Amazon wish-lists and scratching my head. I was having my first baby and there was SO MUCH info out there telling expectant mothers that they need ALL the baby gear to survive motherhood. It was a confusing minefield of expensive and cunningly cute stuff, and … Continue reading Kate Recommends: The Muslin Cloth
We all know that becoming a parent changes you in many ways. However, one thing they don’t tell you during the parenthood preparation course is that becoming a parent triggers an innate ability to go full on Navy SEAL at any given moment. Like animals who evolve and adapt to avoid being captured by predators, parents evolve and adapt too. Only instead of avoiding capture, … Continue reading Parent Or Ninja?
Pregnancy can be a stressful time for a number of reasons. I won’t delve into the details here, every pregnancy is unique and unfortunately some are tougher than others. As a pregnant mother, it can be so easy to overthink what’s going on inside of you and worry about all the uncertainties that might lie ahead. Because of this, a mother’s self-care during pregnancy is … Continue reading Pregnancy Self-Care: Mind, Body & Soul
We broke one of our rules last night. At around 2am, I lifted my wailing daughter out of her cot and brought her into our bed. Kate hasn’t slept in our bed since she was around 3 months old. But, with the three of us under the weather right now, the rule was worth breaking. Because sleep is precious, and we don’t get enough of … Continue reading Are You There, Sleep? It’s Me, Mummy.
When I was ten years old, a school teacher of mine asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be a mother. I have always wanted to become a mother. As a kid I thought that marrying and having children was the natural progression of life. When I grew older, and less naive, I still wanted … Continue reading Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me?