I didn’t give birth! I had a caesarean!

I read a story a little while ago about a Facebook group that was set up targeting women who had had caesareans. I can’t remember the name of the group, but basically the aim of the group appears to be to make women who had caesareans feel bad that they didn’t go through labour because according to them a caesarean is not giving birth. What a load of rubbish! According to Merriam-Webster the definition of giving birth is: 1:  the act of giving birth :  the expulsion or extraction of a fetus and its membranes :  parturition 2:  the procedure of assisting birth of the… [Read More]

Advice to my younger self

The older I get the more I’ve found myself thinking about what advice I would offer to my younger self if I could go back and do so. Thoughts range from ‘don’t even think about dating him’ to ‘don’t eat that chocolate bar!’ In all seriousness though it didn’t take me long to start remembering all of the things that used to worry me as a child. I was always a bit of a worrier. I don’t know why really. I mean I had everything I could ever have needed and wanted. I even had worry dolls! They were like little… [Read More]

What would you give up to sponsor a child?

Plan UK work around the world in developing and third world countries to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest children.  They do this through building hospitals and schools, installing fresh water supplies and much more, using money provided through child sponsorship. Give Up to Give Back This year Plan are hoping to increase the number of child sponsors through a campaign called Give Up to Give Back.  They’re encouraging people to give up some of the small things in their lives that they could do without and re-invest the money they have saved in making a massive difference… [Read More]