February 2014 Archive

Why everyone should have three children

Posted Tuesday 25th February 2014   By Ericka Waller

So according to an article in the Express, three is the magic number when it comes to having children. This is despite some parents describing a third child as ‘an indulgence’ and ‘the equivalent of a third wheel: unnecessary, unwieldy, and surplus to requirements’.

Should mums bother with fashion?

Posted Wednesday 19th February 2014   By Ericka Waller

Now don’t get me wrong. I stopped trying to keep up with fashion when it involved wearing denim hot-pants over thick black tights, teamed with a silk waistcoat (and perm). That said, I don’t like to be a complete no-mark when it comes to my wardrobe.

Are you mindful of your baby?

Posted Tuesday 4th February 2014   By Ericka Waller

I have never been very good at ‘living in the now’. I am one of those people who always looks two steps ahead. And in my two steps ahead, there is normally something to worry about. Something that has not even happened yet, may probably never happen.

Is having a home birth selfish?

Posted Tuesday 4th February 2014   By Ericka Waller

A recent article in The Independent suggests that home births could be ‘as dangerous as driving without your seat belt on’, with scientists saying that ‘Though most home births are safe, the risk of long-term disability has not been “adequately addressed”’.