“ONE BOTTLE WON’T HURT” – How Mothers Lose Their Moral Compass
We’ve all heard the mantra “one bottle won’t hurt”. It’s the mating call of the disengaged health professional or well-meaning but ultimately misinformed relative. A study published last year even suggested that giving formula to babies can help relax mothers and increase the length of time they end up breastfeeding (The Telegraph 2013). This was a huge pat on...
Mother Nature is a hypocritical sod. Check this out: The raison d'etre of your existence is reproduction. So why then, does good ol’ Mother Nature muzzle our fertility while we’re lactating? And is there anything we can do to get pregnant without pulling the plug on breastfeeding? In this post I will answer both questions in turn. What gives...
Boobie Trap Bingo
Pull up a chair and play a game of Boobie Trap Bingo with me! Which of the following have you overcome? Why not open the bingo card in paint, and then circle the boobie traps you have overcome. Now you can display your bingo card on your Facebook profile, blog or Pinterest page! Many people assume that when a woman...
183 Signs That You’re Pregnant
After the success of "You Know You're Trying to Conceive When..." Here is the next instalment in nature's saga. You Know You're Pregnant When... You can smell the neighbours’ five houses down the street cooking Sunday roast. Every commercial on TV either makes you sad or hungry. You wear out the carpet in the path to the bathroom. Your vocabulary...
Have you heard of the virgin gut? If you have, you either dismissed it as too pretentious, or if you’re like me, it became the bane of your life (at least for the first 6 months of parenthood). There is no middle ground in VirginGutVille. If you’re wondering how a gut could be a virgin and whether this means...
Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Tests – Who Are They Kidding?
We all have TV commercials that turn us into eye-rolling grouchy channel-changers. One of mine is a UK advert for Clearblue digital pregnancy tests. It features this annoying broad: You’ve probably had the displeasure of viewing it before, but if not, you can view it here. It’s obvious that this commercial is aimed at first time preggos; as any veteran breeder would...