Featured, Health, Pregnancy, Working From Home

5 Ways to Manage Freelance Work Stress When Pregnant

Mia's been having a pretty hard time of it lately.  Although she works from home, a large part of her job involves managing freelancers, and because of this, she has to be available during different time zones to deal with the ridiculous emergencies that get thrown her way.  Unfortunately, what is classed as an emergency is often downright bizarre, and can involve someone's great, great granddaughter who lives in another state suddenly needing a ride to the hospital because
Featured, Health, Pregnancy

The First Trimester – It’s a Bit Shit Innit

Before Mia found out she was pregnant, her and Fred had been trying for a baby for two years.  During that time, she dreamed about what it would be like to be pregnant.  Completely oblivious, she assumed she'd love it, she'd have the amazing pregnancy glow that all the celebrities talked about, and she got angry whenever anyone who actually *was* pregnant complained about it.  Like hello, they were complaining about things she would have killed to experience! She takes
Dating & Relationships, Featured, Parenting, Time to Rant

Why I Think Single Mothers Need More Rights

So, before you read the headline and scream fathers’ rights in my face, let me tell you my story.  Just over four years ago, I made what at the time was an extremely difficult decision.  Being subjected to emotional, physical and verbal abuse, mostly fuelled by alcohol, I had to decide between staying with my ex so that my daughter did not go through the upset of her parents living apart or taking her out of the situation and
Featured, Pregnancy

How to Choose a Baby Name

Following on from Mia's post yesterday, she thought it would be a good idea to explain how she and Fred chose their baby's name, and perhaps give some tips to other mums (and dads!) who are struggling.  Below are some of the things they considered (most of them provided by Fred as he is way more practical than Mia, who is tempted by anything that sounds nice without thinking of the implications it could have in later life). Is the
Featured, Pregnancy, Time to Rant

The Spectacular Baby Name Flip Out

After a nervous appointment at the hospital, Mia and her husband Fred found out the sex of their baby.  This discovery took longer than they'd expected due to the cord being positioned directly between baby's legs. "Would you be open to having a private scan if we can't get baby to move?" the sonographer asked them. Mia shifted uncomfortably; she was desperate to find out.  All of the baby's other checks had come back normal and this was the last thing