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Do you know I used to smoke? 3

A long long time ago, in a lifetime that feels far far away, I used to smoke. It was 14 and a half years ago when I quit. For advice on quitting cigarettes please¬†Click Here. I had been smoking for years, from before I was even old enough to buy tobacco myself. I had tried several times to quit and never succeeded. I smoked at first to try to “be cool” and fit in, then it became a way to cope with the stress in my teen years. I was still smoking when I met Blokey, but he was also a smoker so he didn’t exactly encourage me to quit! We made each worse I think, when you see someone else light up it was harder to ignore the urge. Occasionally I smoked because I wanted to, but in honesty the majority of fags were sparked up by addiction. We […]


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The one where I chat about fertility…. 1

Below is an excerpt from an email I received this week about fertility and trying to conceive which got me thinking about the whole TTC business. Luckily these aren’t things I have had an issue with, if anything Blokey and I seem to be a very fertile combination. For a chap that has low testosterone levels I was surprised at how fast we got pregnant with the boys. It was within weeks of trying, not months. This was great whilst I wanted children, but for me 2 children is definitely enough – that and the tokophobia means I won’t be having anymore. View image | gettyimages.com


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Blog takeover : Adventures of Adam 1

Today I have a brilliantly written post from Adventures of Adam. It is all about HG or Hyperemesis Gravidarum, I am happy to report I never had this with my sons pregnancies, although I did have bad morning sickness both times. If you are suffering from HG then pop over to the blog for a bit of understanding and some great activities you can do with kids without feeling worse. Without further ado, all of the following is written by Adventures of Adam. (Not me)   Finding the positives from a negative situation. I had never heard of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) until I was 7 weeks pregnant and unable to function. I was vomiting 20-40 times a day and neither fluids nor solids would stay in. Even the mention of food made me vomit. HG is such a debilitating and all consuming condition that robbed me of everything during my […]