Finding Safe and Natural Products for Your Baby

Over a century ago, in 1903, George Hyland found Hyland’s. George was a pharmacist and wanted to create products that aligned with his belief in the power the human body holds. George believed that the human body can find internal resources to heal itself. This led George to found Hyland’s, a homeopathic medicine company. Homeopathic medicines are natural and safe products that are designed to help the body restore its balance and provide relief and healing. Since the company was founded in 1903, they have worked to meet the needs of their customers. They take feedback on current products and… [Read More]

The Family Bed No Wait A Minute It’s The Wife’s And Mine

Where oh where did I sign a contract all those years ago that said I would accept our nearly seven year old twin girls crawling into our bed in the middle of the night, and I seriously mean, every night! Not one night will pass by where we do not wake up in the morning and there is four of us in our bed. Well I cannot find said contract and I’m just wondering a little bit now what age they will actually both stay in their beds all night. Oh yes! It would be lovely not to be cramped… [Read More]

Capturing Those Magical Images When Your Baby Has Arrived

After nine months of pregnancy and waiting for your baby to be born, once your new baby has entered the world, life is turned on its head and time becomes a premium because you simply don’t have enough time to do anything. It’s all about the baby and let’s be fair they are incredibly time consuming. With all the feeding, changing nappies etc, it’s full on, and of course if it’s your first baby it can be very overwhelming. Lots of things that you had time to do like long leisurely lie-ins on a Sunday morning or a shower that… [Read More]

Safe Remedies to Help Your Child Feel Better and Sleep Soundly

You want your child to get the most out of their rest time in bed because you’re a good parent and good parents think like that. Sleep can be taken for granted at times, but we must never let it fall down the pecking order because it plays such a pivotal role that you simply can’t function well without it. Children especially need good sleep as their bodies are still growing and evolving with each day that passes. This is their time to rest and recharge. So, what happens if getting off to sleep is a little on the tricky side? well,… [Read More]

IVF And Men

My six year old twin girls were born after my wife and I went through a cycle of IVF. I have to say that I have always felt incredibly lucky that on our very first try we got pregnant with twins, especially when you hear of the heartbreak that many couples go through, and numerous cycles they endure. It’s tough emotionally, but also financially when so often it sadly ends in failure. Strangely one of the feelings I felt at the time was one of guilt that we had been not only been fortunate to get pregnant, but getting pregnant… [Read More]

Finding Childcare That Suits Your Family

Unfortunately we live in a world nowadays where both people in a relationship have to work more often than not to keep their heads above water. When a relationship changes and children are introduced to the equation, decisions about working and childcare have to be made. Where a lot of people are lucky enough to have extended family such as grandparents etc who can step in and help with childcare, just as many don’t have that luxury and have to start looking around for childcare options, because after your paternity or maternity leave has finished, both of you need to… [Read More]

My Premature Twins: World Prematurity Day

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t feel lucky and blessed to have five healthy children. Of my five children, two of them are five year old twins who were born premature. They were six weeks early. When I look back upon that time five years ago, it never fails to bring a tear to eye and make me very emotional, because they really were tough times. If you haven’t had a premature baby, it’s impossible to explain the rollercoaster of emotion you… [Read More]

What if you can’t get IVF with donor eggs on the NHS

IVF with donor eggs via the NHS is available only when certain criteria are met. For instance, if your wife or female partner is over 43, she is no longer eligible for free treatment. Moreover, the waiting lines are often long as the number of infertile couples in the UK is growing rapidly every year. If you already fall outside the NHS criteria, you may need to find a private fertility clinic and pay for your own IVF treatment. If you have already unsuccessfully undergone IVF with own eggs, it may be that IVF with donor eggs is now the… [Read More]