I am a survivor. Actually, I'm more than that, I survived and I thrive. I had severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or ME and I'm out the other side and I have been out the other side for 14 years and counting. And this is a condition many are told you … Continue reading Kinesiology and Me: Part One
My son may only be 12 months old, but I've already become quite the expert on being a wedding guest with a baby in tow! I'm 27, so lots of our friends are getting hitched. In the last year and a bit I have been to a wedding: 28 weeks pregnant; with a three-week-old newborn; … Continue reading Surviving a Wedding With a Baby
I am a mother of a boy. Does this mean anything? Does it matter? Do you care? Girls and boys. There are obviously differences between them: physical ones; emotional ones; energy ones. Yin and yang; the basis of ancient Chinese medicine works by balancing male and female energy. Both are important, both are needed. I … Continue reading Mother of a boy, what does this mean?
As a first time Mum to a just turned one-year-old, I can honestly say that I love motherhood. Not every minute of everyday, but I love most minutes of most days. When I was pregnant, I read a lot about pregnancy and birth. However, I wasn't as aware about issues relating to the fourth trimester (baby's … Continue reading Postpartum Honesty: The Fourth Trimester
Located in Somerset, just 9 miles south west from the beautiful City of Bath, lies the small former coal-mining town of Radstock; one of the best preserved coal mining towns in England. Inhabited since the Iron Age, the Radstock name comes from Old English 'Stoc' referring to the stockade of the Roman road that runs … Continue reading Radstock Museum: A Hidden Somerset Gem
Flying with kids is not fun. But flying is a means to an end and just because it's not fun, it doesn't mean it can't be OK. As much as I love exploring the UK, our wanderlust equals flights. And let me tell you, wanderlust doesn't simply disappear just because you birth a human. We … Continue reading Flying With Kids: Handy Tips
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Settle in because my labour was a long one...I would have loved a short labour where my baby come out through the power of visualising flower petals. But it wasn't! This is a long, hard birth story that shouts, yes birth can be tough, but luckily women are too. My baby (I didn't know the … Continue reading Birthing my 10lb firstborn baby, naturally. Just.
Welcome to the Mama Scrumpy blog! Mama Scrumpy ~ Despite sounding vaguely like an account of motherhood through the trials and tribulations of alcoholism, alas this is not that. I am a Somerset girl married to a Somerset guy, mama to a beautiful, giant baby boy. When I say giant, he's currently predicted to be … Continue reading What’s In A Name?