Motherhood

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Why Awards, Pay Rises and Promotions Don’t Make Me Happy.

Last week I was pondering a fantastic job opportunity. It had presented itself out of the blue via a friend who knew it was up my street. On paper, it was great but the scope scared me. I had one of those dithery weeks. If you’ve ever tried to grow a business whilst mothering two small…

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Huffington Post Latest: What This Child’s Christmas Wish Can Teach Us All About Fear

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/refugee-child-christmas_b_8718018.html Every year on the first Friday of December, our medium sized, end-of-commuter-belt, Epping Forest town has a spectacular tree festival in its parish church. Schools, charities, businesses and clubs sponsor a tree and decorate it with lights and thoughtful or ‘business appropriate’ decorations. From the horticultural society’s ‘vegetables in garden…

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Huffington Post Latest: How Long Does it Really Take to Recover After Pregnancy and Birth

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/post-baby-body_b_8739254.html In 11 years working a pre and post natal exercise expert throughout London and West Essex I’ve seen a lot of pregnant and post natal mums. Probably close to the 500 pregnancies now. And what’s the most common question? When will I get ‘me’ back again? Anxiety, childbirth, pregnancy, breast…

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Huffington Post Latest: Too Afraid to Exercise After Losing a Baby

Read the original post here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karen-laing/exercise-after-losing-a-baby_b_8312500.html Throughout Baby Loss Awareness week, I’ve been reminded of the many women I’ve met through my classes who have sadly lost babies. I never forget their stories or the tearful hugs. As a Pilates instructor, I am often first to hear about secret pregnancy news. This also means that I’m…

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Noami’s Birth Story

As a pre and post natal exercise specialist, NCT volunteer and mum of young children, I’m often surrounded by birth stories. Good, bad and ugly. I had polar opposite experiences with the births of my children, so before the memories fade, I thought the time was ripe to pen my experiences. Just over 3 years…

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