Ready for a second baby? – 5 things to consider
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Ready for a second baby? – 5 things to consider

Baby number 1 can walk & talk The idea here is that you don't have to deal with two children who can only communicate by wailing and you also don't have to worry about physically carrying two children around. Physical recovery from the first pregnancy If you're still seriously suffering the side effects of the first pregnancy, you probably shouldn't be trying for another baby just yet. You need to give your body time to fully heal. How old are you? Sorry to be so blunt about it but if your partner and yourself are getting up there in age,…

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How to treat a person with anxiety

Whether it's your husband, sister, son or cousin, here are a few things you should keep in mind when dealing with a person who has an anxiety disorder. Don't tell them "you're over-" anything Overreacting. Overexcited. Overwhelmed. Don’t try to communicate to them that the emotions that they’re feeling are exaggerated or more extreme than you think they should be. Listen without interrupting Allow them to get their thoughts out. Even if it takes a long time. Try not to interrupt or fill in any gaps where they’re trying to choose their words. Give them time to think through their…

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Some thoughts on sleep
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Some thoughts on sleep

I've had very little sleep in the last two years. I continue to function. Not always very well, but I do. My last night of really good sleep was sometime into the first few weeks of pregnancy two years ago. I knew I was pregnant a couple of weeks into my pregnancy and almost immediately it seemed like I was spending more of my nights peeing than sleeping. I didn't start to properly show until my third trimester but I couldn't comfortably sleep on my front anymore, which is how I've always slept, and that's how my less than optimal…

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Blogmas Day 25: Operation ZZ
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Blogmas Day 25: Operation ZZ

I can happily report that Operation Zen Zone (ZZ) is going far better than I expected. Of course, a few things have happened that could have caused me to panic or lose my mind in some other way but thankfully, I've been relatively calm and I'm almost enjoying Christmas. I've caught myself humming some Christmas songs a few times already...and haven't stopped myself. Imagine that. Photo by Simon Matzinger on Unsplash Have you thought about how this holiday season is different now than it was for you say 10 years ago? Ten years ago around now, I'd started off my Masters degree and…

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Blogmas day 22: Fudgy warm goodness
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Blogmas day 22: Fudgy warm goodness

Today has been lovely. And I promise it's not only because I got to eat some fudgy warm chocolate cake fresh out of the oven but also because I got to spend it with my sister, niece and nephew. Always so nice to see how excited my little girl is to see her aunt and cousins too. © Kin Unplugged It was also a wet, grey and very British day in terms of weather but I'd rather not go into that! My sister made some chocolate fudge cake (recipe here) that was oh so soft and just...just right. She intended…

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