Thank you to Laura, for setting up the blog and getting things started. I'm Hayley. My son Edward was born on 3rd February 2014. I'm 35, married to Martin (who I met on Twitter) and have lived in Staines since November 2012. Before that, I lived in London for 12 years.
Laura and I have been through a lot in the short time we've known each other. It occurred to us that if one other person found our experiences helpful, then it would be worth writing it down. The main thing I've found since being a mum is that so much of the stuff that's written about parenting seems to be designed to make you feel paranoid, inadequate, competitive and anxious, in varying degrees. I'd hate for you to think this was an "advice forum" of some kind. Every baby and every family is different, so being told what to do is, for the most part, pointless. I can only say what's happened to me and our family, in the hope that it perhaps helps you in your journey.