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It’s World Vegetarian Day so we’re asking about the benefits of kids going veggie!

A friend recently rang Kalila all a fluster asking what we thought about vegetarian diets for young children? It got our Nutritionist Claire thinking and as today is World Vegetarian day, and with many campaigners promoting vegetarianism for environmental reasons, and for a healthier world, we decided to look into it further. It transpires that […]

Too strong for labor?

  I remember one moment very clearly in our birth course at the hospital: the nurse had just explained the process of birth. The contractions, how the baby descends, all that good stuff. My husband looked at me and said “The uterus is a big muscle? This is going to be so easy for you! You’re […]

Eating to conceive

I’ve officially reached that age where most of my friends have had kids, are having kids or are desperately trying to have kids. And between them, or should I say us as I include myself in this group, we represent a fairly good cross section of society with many healthy births, some suffering miscarriage, some […]

Running until the end: entering the third trimester

The third trimester has arrived. I’m big, I’m tired and quite frankly, I’m over hearing about my belly. Objectively, I probably can’t really say that I’m big but I certainly feel big, especially when I knock something over with my behind (and having to hear various comments from every single person I meet about my […]

On the run…with a bump

This post is something that I’ve been trying to write for a few weeks now. In fact, almost every time that I lace up my sneakers and hit the road outside my house, I think about how I need to get these feelings and thoughts out. This entry will be the first in my series […]

Mental illness and motherhood

My sister is bi-polar and for as long as I can remember we’ve juggled family life with her recurring episodes of deep depression and manic highs. We’ve lived through the teenage years of drink, drugs and rebellion followed by her 20’s and her first foray into motherhood and now her 30’s with baby number 2. […]

Bump and go!

So I’m now 6 months into my second pregnancy and the bump is starting to get seriously bigger but whilst on my summer holidays I’m keen to keep as active as possible. My gynaecologist is an immensely pragmatic lady who’s motto is “it’s not an illness, you’re pregnant” and as such she advocates that you […]

Can I have another hour please?

Let’s start this post by saying that it took me 3 whole months to find time to finish this post. Originally, this was supposed to be written before Christmas (the first version mentioned how much I would get done over the Christmas holiday… fast forward to now and well, that didn’t happen at all). Now, mid-February, with […]

Finding “fitness” after giving birth

For many of us, we are so focused on staying healthy during our pregnancy that when baby arrives we hit the wall and don’t know where to turn. Sleepless nights, feeding and juggling one or perhaps more babies are all valid reasons why us mums melt down and rest and relaxation seem a world away. So how can […]

Finding “fitness” after giving birth

For many of us, we are so focused on staying healthy during our pregnancy that when baby arrives we hit the wall and don’t know where to turn. Sleepless nights, feeding and juggling one or perhaps more babies are all valid reasons why us mums melt down and rest and relaxation seem a world away. So how can […]

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