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. Obviously we have

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