Welcome to our blog where you will find a range of features, articles and and contributions on all things to do with pregnancy, babies and motherhood that we are passionate about!
Yesterday, I read about a survey from The Baby Show where in a study of 1,000 mums, 60% of women said they suffered from the ‘baby blues’. Almost 23% of the women suffered from postnatal depression and of those over half (60%) said they didn’t receive the support they needed.
Stuck with ideas of how to bring extra revenue into your salon? With an increase in the birth rate, especially in the over 35’s, there are more women with extra disposable income looking for good quality pregnancy massage treatments as a treat for themselves. Salons are now starting to realise that this is an important untapped market and will open the doors to a new customer base.
So rumours are a flurry that Kate may be induced. Before resorting to that measure, we’ve put together a couple of tips that she and Will can try to help get things moving. Thinking about it, induction or not, we think this makes for a lovely ‘night-in’ before baby number two arrives and things get really busy.
MamaBabyBliss will be attending the Work and Family Show on 20-22 February at London's Excel.
In this blog, which we posted last year, our regional teacher Suzy Sawford explains how her career at MamaBabyBliss has literally changed her life, giving her the freedom to run her own business and spend quality time with her beloved family.
Having a baby is the most wonderful but tiring experience. With all the stresses that came with being a new Mum- the broken nights, the constant worry - I was looking for something to help me totally relax. I first took up Yoga as a means of post-natal exercise. What I wasn’t expecting was how it helped other aspects of my life ...
We have won BRONZE in the Loved by Parents 2014 Awards for our Little Bag of Bliss in the Best Innovative Gift category!
We are absolutely DELIGHTED to announce that we have won SILVER in the Mumpreneur Website Awards. The website was considered by three professionals within the online industry who marked your site based on the criteria provided to them by Mumpreneur UK.
We have been shortlisted for two awards in the Loved by Parents 2014 Awards, our Little Bag of Bliss is up for the Best Innovative Gift and Best Gift for New Mum or Dad.
Hundreds and hundreds of products were entered into this years awards from all over the world. Products were tested by a super panel of parents and after months of work, we have made it onto the Loved by Parents awards shortlist.
Maryann is 35 years old. She lost almost all of her sight at 15-years-old and has 4 children Neeshai, 15, Ryus 11, Alanay is 5 and baby Arcani, who is five weeks old. In 2013 Maryann trained with MamaBabyBliss to become as baby massage teacher. Here she shares her inspirational story of how baby massage and positive touch has helped with her connect and bond with her babies.
Simon Hawtrey-Woore is a 45-year-old dad from Walthamstow, London. When not being a dad he’s an Executive Coach. His daughter, Scarlett, is aged nine, and was born on 23 December 2004 6 weeks early and with an undiagnosed syndrome wrapped up as Global Development Delay.
Last Sunday, Simon completed a 5-kilometre race with Scarlett and his family in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. We are nominating Simon as our Inspirational Dad to celebrate Father’s Day and to help raise funds and support GOSH. Click here to donate.
Zoe Cripps is our Bumpfie Competition Winner. Diagnosed with a brain tumour at 21, read her incredibly moving and touching journey to pregnancy and impending motherhood. We are sure you will agree that she is truly is a brave and inspirational lady.
To celebrate Baby Massage Week 2014 here is a list of the amazing benefits for you and your baby from A-Z! We specialise in expert, small and intimate baby massage and baby yoga classes and workshops for dads across the UK. To find your nearest class, visit http://www.mamababybliss.com/classes/our-classes-pregnancy-yoga-massage/
We’ve come across the better known #selfie, the lesser known #nosefie, the gaining in popularity #browfie so we thought it was time to introduce you to the #bumpfie, in particular the #MbbBumpfie.
Personally, I have a bit of a ‘thing’ about Mother’s Day because I think mums should be celebrated and honoured every day, but then again, I’d be lying if I didn’t enjoy the fuss and attention that is made of me on that day.
The alphabet and all those A,B,C books are usually for the little ones so we devoured (excuse the pun) the copy of ‘H is for Hummus’ which one of our team won just before Christmas. Not only did we love it, we loved it SO much that we wanted to see if we could get hold of a couple of copies to giveaway and the very lovely Julia at Penguin Books sorted this for us.
The Children’s Air Ambulance is the first and only dedicated helicopter emergency transfer service for seriously ill children and babies, flying them from one hospital to a more specialist unit, alongside their team of clinicians; a journey usually made by land. They are a charity that receives no Government funding and instead relies entirely on the generosity of members of the public to fund their vital service, which costs approximately £134,000 a month to run.
Jen Faulkner is 37 year old mum to three beautifully independent children aged 12, 4 and 19 months. She is a primary school teacher and has just returned to work after an extended maternity leave. Passionate about encouraging parents to trust their instincts she started blogging about it a year ago – and now also writes about recipes, education, as well as writing poetry. She likes anything creative and in her (rare) spare time loves to paint, make jewellery and bake! (and then eating everything she’s baked! Today she tells us what inspired her to write A Monster Ate My Mum, a book about post natal depression for children. We have details about how to win yourself a signed copy at the end of this blog.
So another year begins. New Year is an interesting time, a time that signifies a new beginning, where new intentions, goals and wishes are set.
Personally, I stopped making resolutions a long time ago, because life has taught me that you need to live it to the full with the best intentions each and every day. But saying that, as a mother, I do find myself focusing my hopes and dreams and aspirations towards my children.
I love this time of year. Christmas. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always been a Christmas nut. Not just because of the presents but simply because there is a ‘specialness’ in the air. From the first DFS ad that promises me a sofa by Christmas to the Magic and Sparkle of M&S, I can’t help getting excited and cracking open the mulled wine and mince pies, well, pretty much after I’ve trashed the pumpkins from Halloween.