How to handle losing your hair

Whether you’re a man or a woman, you might feel that your hair is a big part of your identity. Its colour, length and style can all feed into how you feel about yourself and the image you project to the outside world. Perhaps you see your barnet as a symbol of your vitality and youthfulness or as a marker of your personal sense of style. So, how then do you cope if you start to lose this distinguishing feature? Try to find out the cause If your hairline is receding or you’re finding that strands are coming out easily

The Importance of Fireplace Safety

You may have seen a few weeks ago some awful pictures of Erin. You see, she took a bit of a tumble and hit her head on our very hard, stone fireplace. She ended up with a pretty big hole in her forehead, blood everywhere and a very panicked and scared Mummy! I stupidly didn’t really research enough about safety options for this when it came to toddler proofing the house. I think I pretty much covered everything else with safety locks and having furniture attached to the wall etc. but I didn’t sort out the fireplace. I feel awful

999 What’s Your Emergency?

Earlier this month Erin took a nasty fall and really hurt her head, resulting in a call to 999 and me being extremely scared. After I posted a couple of pictures to Facebook I had one pretty crappy comment, which I honestly wasn’t expecting. I didn’t post the photos to ask for sympathy but instead to show what Erin had done and how. Anyway, the comment said ‘I thought ambulances were for life-threatening emergencies?‘ I thought I would write a post about calling 999 and why other parents had done in the past. The comment really annoyed me because I

Dementia: Know The Signs

Dementia Awareness Week is coming up (14th-20th May) and it got me thinking; would I know what to look out for in a family member? To be honest, until recently I never really knew what dementia was and I definitely wouldn’t have known if someone had it or not. I certainly wouldn’t have known what symptoms to look out for in someone before now. Something I didn’t realise is that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are part of the same thing. I always thought these were completely different and got annoyed with myself for getting the two confused. Many people who have Alzheimer’s

Dealing with my wife’s PND

Roughly 3 months ago I found my wife crying in the dark after an argument we had had. The argument hadn’t made sense to me. I remember not understanding what I had done wrong. Exasperated I had left my wife upstairs alone (she had demanded I leave her alone), but when I went to talk to her ten minutes later I found her crying in the dark. She hugged me and told me she thought she had Post Natal depression. I held her as she sobbed, together in the dark. One thought going through my mind, ‘How could I not

Second babies and sterilisation

Let’s get this straight… I am not pregnant with our second! This post is actually going to be about not having second babies but going for sterilisation instead. *This post talks about sex. If you’re not comfortable with that (Mum) I won’t be offended if you don’t carry on reading. A couple of my friends have either recently found out they are expecting their second child or like one friend, due pretty soon! I am absolutely thrilled for them all and so excited for when the new babies are born. However, this is also my worst nightmare. I cannot imagine

C-section recovery hell!

Unfortunately, this is not a very pleasant subject to write about at all. You may remember back to when I wrote about my C-Section Recovery After 6 Months. Well, here we have the 11 month update! If you didn’t read the previous post, here’s a quick round up of what happened. An emergency c-section turned into a raging infection which I now know was some internal bleeding, sepsis and e-coli. That then turned into a second surgery a week later and a rough road to recovery. While I was in hospital, and for a long while after, I didn’t want any photos