A MUM’S LIFE: Why the community centre wins

I’m going to be really honest. I had never stepped foot inside a community centre before I had baby Cyrus. I wasn’t a hater of them and I certainly didn’t look down my nose at the people who used them. It was more to do with…

Why I don’t drink alcohol as a new mum over 40

Despite drinking alcohol during my younger years, I no longer drink. I’m not a recovering alcoholic, nor am I doing it solely for religious purposes. It’s because I don’t need it in my life. As a midlife mum, I want to be there for my baby…

Corn dollies and superstition

Do you believe in luck? Do you have a lucky charm in your home, something you wear or carry around with you? I do. You see, when getting pregnant after miscarriage seemed to be taking longer than I’d expected, I became anxious and more than a…

Pregnancy after 40 and poring over Internet results

When you think about pregnancy over 40, the word that usually comes to mind is crisis, not happy new mum. I have had a midlife crisis. It was brought on by poring over Internet search results on health, fertility and ageing eggs. Before this pregnancy over…