Isablog #21 – Going Through Another Leap & Happy New Year

Isablog #21 – Going Through Another Leap & Happy New Year

I have no idea what leap six is, but apparently Isabelle is currently going through it. Rachel really likes to use this thing called The Wonders Weeks. It's not something I've really looked at too much, and it does cost you £1.99, but thus far it has been a very valuable tool in predicting when Isabelle will be going through leaps. And as such, a lot of her normal patterns, especially the night ones, will be disrupted.

Selling Fake Penises to Trans Children Under 5 – Are We Going Too Far?

Selling Fake Penises to Trans Children Under 5 – Are We Going Too Far?

I said in a previous post that I was going to try and stay a little more topical on the blog, and start covering the odd news story and just give my take on it. So here we are, with this headline via the Mirror: Mum of 'gender non-conforming' child sells fake 'extra-small' penises for [...]

2017: A Year In Review

2017: A Year In Review

So that's 2017 inches away from being in the rear view mirror, and since I seemingly like to write nonsense for very little reason other than the fun of writing, I thought I'd talk a little bit about 2017. If you're not very excited about that prospect, then here are some cute pictures of cats if you feel that more up your street. Also, if you're thinking about taking up a New Year's Resolution, then I happen to have a post about it.

Isablog #20 – Isabelle’s First Christmas

Isablog #20 – Isabelle’s First Christmas

Well, after a pretty long day, and a much longer Christmas Eve, we're done and dusted with Isabelle's first Christmas. Overall, it was probably as good as I could've hoped it would go. But before I carry on, I will start all of this off by saying I don't generally like Christmas all that much. I'm not some mean spirited Grinch type person, but a lot of my depression stems from something that happened very near to Christmas nine years ago.

Isablog #19 – The Last One Before Christmas

Isablog #19 – The Last One Before Christmas

Well, this time next week, as you're probably very well aware, it will be Christmas Eve. And as such, I won't be blogging. I try not to allow this blog to impact on my family time as much as I can; of course, it can't fully be avoided. If I want to run this blog, which I very much do, I have to find time to write. But doing it on Christmas Eve is where I draw the line.

Is Offering a Cash Incentive to Promote Breastfeeding Really the Answer?

Is Offering a Cash Incentive to Promote Breastfeeding Really the Answer?

According to a study by the University of Sheffield, mothers should be offered a cash incentive to encourage breastfeeding. The scheme, which was launched in 2014, offered £120 in vouchers to new mothers who breastfed for six weeks, rising to £200 for those who continued for six months. More than 10,000 mothers across South Yorkshire, Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire participated in the trial which saw an increase of 6% in areas where the scheme was offered, compared to areas where the scheme was not.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for 6 to 12 Month Olds

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide for 6 to 12 Month Olds

I'm leaving this late. Well, very late. But here are 6 things that I feel would make somewhat decent presents for babies aged somewhere between 6-12 months; basically Isabelle's age range. I've provided Amazon links to most of the products, but you don't have to feel obliged to buy anything via these, it's merely for me to show you the gift.