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Parenting is hard. There is no easy road. No easy solutions. So who are you supposed to turn to when you feel lonely or overwhelmed? Where should you look for real parenting advice and stories?  Well at ParentChum our blogs have been written by everyday parents who have a passion for sharing their stories; with tips and advice on everything from labour and birth to being a single parent! Take a look at some of our latest posts below.

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For days when nothing goes to plan

I am sure most if not all parents have gone through phases, where they feel like they are struggling to cope and everything is just getting on top of them; whether it is caused by teething, sleep regression, jabs or anything else that parents face in their parenting journey.

17 Nov 2019

My PND story

In November 2017 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Isabelle and felt a love like I never knew was possible. I had a good birth for a first time mum and was able to come home the following evening from hospital to start our new life as mum and dad!

28 Oct 2019

Low PAPP-A in pregnancy

Thursday we received our screening results for our baby, we were so pleased that it said low risk for Down’s Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome. We spent the evening looking at Spencer’s baby journal and trying to figure out if we were having a boy or a girl.

16 Sep 2019

10 things I swore I'd never do as a mum.....

Okay here are 10 things I swore i'd never do as a Mum until I became a Mum.......and my thoughts on the actual parenting stuff, like rules and consequences, and basically just every day life.

01 Sep 2019

Being pregnant: then vs now

Pregnancy brings with it, huge changes to your life, especially if you’re about to have your first baby. Some women cope with these changes comfortably, whilst others can find it harder. There is no right or wrong; everybody is different.

31 Aug 2019

To the mum struggling through 'the fourth trimester'

I can’t tell you how many times after I had my daughter I was asked if I was enjoying motherhood, how many people cooed over her whilst telling me that they grow so fast and to enjoy this time because it’s gone in the blink of an eye. Guilt. It’s the strongest feeling I remember from that time.

30 Aug 2019

Chronic anxiety & IVF

On 28th January 2012 my world changed forever. I lost my first home, my comfort and my best friend. I was 22 when my mum died. We cared for her at home, (which is something I still struggle to talk about), until she took her very last breath. She was finally at peace. And my heart was broken.

28 Aug 2019

My positive birth story

Like most first time mums, I’d imagined many, many times what giving birth would be like. Although some factors changed, like how my waters would break, where I’d be, how long labour would last.

25 Aug 2019

Where would I be without my children?

Sitting on a beach without a care in the world probably. It's no secret, I never wanted children when I was younger, I was adamant I would never have them. Then along came my son, a complete surprise and everything changed, fast forward two years and I have a daughter....and I want more, at least 2 more.

23 Aug 2019

Postpartum mental health

The photo you see is the first ever photo of me and Charlie. I’d been through a whirlwind of a labour. I went from thinking I’d have a natural labour to being rushed to theatre for an emergency c section. Charlie was refusing to come out and his heart rate was increasing as well as mine.

21 Aug 2019

My IVF journey

“I think you’d benefit from fertility treatment”- not a phrase I ever thought I’d hear at 26 years old. We had been married a year and had been trying for just over that time to get pregnant, so going to the doctors for tests just seemed like the natural next step.

16 Aug 2019

Telling your employer you're pregnant

Telling your employer you’re pregnant can be really daunting....it shouldn’t, but Sandy know's from experience how nerve wracking it can be! So she decided to put together a few tips to ensure it doesn't become something that keeps you up at night.

04 Aug 2019