Things we are doing as a family, to contain the Plastic Monster, a London family A little bit of context - the Plastic Monster!!! Of course we have all heard of the Plastic Monster and how it keeps growing every day fuelled by human consumption on planet Earth. The Plastic Monster has many faces, many forms and is present everywhere. It is our job
I am a big advocate of positive birth experiences and that includes anything that is positive for the woman in the way she has given birth and in the way she has felt about it. Our experiences are what we make of them. Like anything in life you get what you put in and I am also a big advocate of actually 'working' on making
This is the first video on the blog. What a better occasion than my little boy's 1st birthday!!! He had the most incredible birth, in a relaxed environment at home, a great way to start a life's journey. He has been an amazing little baby to have and to cherish. And now he is 1! He can walk, has 8 teeth, he can throw balls
Since having children this has become an area where I feel my expertise is growing year after year. Although it can be tiring and stressful I enjoy the excitement in the build up to the party and the immense gratification when it is over. Phew, we don't have to do this for another year!!! But there are some really good things about children's parties.
Alright, to be honest I don't miss it so much. In particular the physical side of it, getting big, tired and out of breath. Oh and I forgot, feeling hot and having bigger feet. I read a great piece of advice, to buy shoes one size bigger. I did it and it made my pacing up and down the Northern line, much smoother But there
Back in September last year, I gave an interview to the pretty and engaging Migrant Woman magazine about: "How is it, to be in a relationship with a Brit" The interview is here http://www.migrantwoman.com/2014/09/cross-cultural-relationships-laura-roger/ The Brit in question is my husband Roger who I met in Albania. Being an adventurous spirit he accepted an offer from his company to relocate to Albania and work on a big
Childbirth is such a very sensitive subject but also such an important event in mothers' lives. It can affect our wellbeing and it is one of our most important memories. When I was pregnant with my first baby (now 4) I came across the hypnobirthing method and Marie Mongan's book. The book was written to show another, more natural way of giving birth at a
Anyone who has ventured in the two worlds of raising children and speaking to them in another language will know what I’m talking about. As if raising children was not enough, taking the decision to speak to them in a different language sets you on an on-going battle where you need to posses one of the highest forms of perseverance. Dare I add that deciding