Give Happy, Live Happy – Has Volunteering helped you to “Live Happy”? -Interview.

National Volunteer week is just around the corner (11-17 May) and I thought it would be the perfect time to acknowledge the great work that Volunteers are doing around us all the time. In particular I would like to acknowledge the two lovely ladies who volunteered through “The Benevolent Society” to assist me for a […]

Tips on how to survive Breastfeeding Triplets

  When you look at the problem in a logical way it’s easy to understand why I’m asked this question so often. “Is it possible to breast feed Triplets?” The answer to this question is of course “Yes”. It just takes a bit of organisation, a lot of patience, plenty of support from your partner […]

5 acts of Kindness that kept me going

The first 12 months as a parent of Triplets were quite possibly the most difficult and at the same time the most rewarding 12 months of my life so far. The first few weeks were spent as a “visitor” to the Special care unit, trying to come to terms with the responsibility of caring for […]

Walk for Prems

I’ve talked before about how precarious a triplet pregnancy can be, I found that during my pregnancy I was being told about various dangers and complications every step of the way. One of  those “complications” was the fact that there just isn’t enough room inside my belly to carry three babies for the full 40 […]

How to survive each day when you have Triplets

Since the triplets came along I’ve found that my most common response to the question “what have you been up to?” Is “just surviving each day as it comes” So I thought I’d share some tips on how to survive with Triplets. 1 – Have a routine. Routine doesn’t just help you to get yourself […]

Multiple Birth Awareness Week

This week is Multiple Birth Awareness week. Three years ago I would have been completely unaware of this week. I might have noticed that there were a few more appearances of cute twin babies on morning TV but I certainly wouldn’t have considered or had any idea about what life would really be like with […]

We Three are Two

On the 5th of January 2012, after spending four weeks in hospital on bed rest (that included Christmas day, New years eve & my birthday) the day finally came around that our three beautiful babies would be born. When I look back now I am still amazed at how well my body coped with growing […]

They’ve Arrived

I’d spent Christmas, New year & my Birthday in hospital on bedrest awaiting the arrival of our newest family members. The nurses had been watching me intently, worried that at any moment I could go into labour. I had reached the point where I could no longer turn over in bed  – I had to […]