jodyewen When your babe will only nurse if you stand up and jiggle about. Yesterday, sneaking away from the BBQ to do laps of the house at my mamas. #nursingonthemove 15h
  •   ladymisslayd yeah that's tricky! Have you tried a sling in a feeding position? That saved me. I could do stuff AND do jiggly moving feeding. Two out of my four kids preferred jiggly feeds, and they're the two that now love milkshakes go figure xx 14h
  •   jodyewen @ladymisslayd hahaha amazing! I have a boba wrap but I just can't get to grips with positioning Cas in it to feed! What sling did you have? Im considering another if it means I can feed as well! Xx 6h
  •   sophiecummings This is me alllll the time. Since she was 3 months old. I walked around Westfield feeding her today 5h
  •   jodyewen @sophiecummings the struggle is real! Do you have a sling you can feed in? I've not mastered that yet myself 3h
  •   sophiecummings No I haven't either really! managed in once in the Ergo but when I already have a fussy feeder it's not the most comfortable. Haven't actually tried with the Sollybaby yet! X 3h

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jodyewen SELF CARE WEEK - DAY 1 - QUICK MINDFULNESS PRACTICES FOR EVERY MAMA 🌞 if you haven't already, head over to the blog for your first serving of Self-Care in the form of three mindful exercises for everyday situations. The benefits of incorporating mindful practice into your everyday life are never ending. Whether you are pregnant, a brand new mama or have a house full of your brood, these exercises are perfect for bringing you back into the present moment when things overwhelming. Enjoy mamas! #craftedsisterhood #craftedsisterhoodselfcareweek 1d

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jodyewen Not long to go till some amazing bits will be up for auction over on the page of my dear @fantasy_dragon I'm already nervous about how much I'm gonna wanna spend if you see something you like, simply comment how much you'd like to bid for it, it's that simple. Let's make this big #nepalquakeauction 1d

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jodyewen SELF CARE WEEK IS HERE! This week, all week, posts on the blog will be dedicated to the topic of SELF-CARE. So many of us mamas neglect ourselves and our own needs as we put our babes first. We want to promote the importance of a daily dose of self-care to keep you sane and in tip-top condition during pregnancy and motherhood. (Even if it is just ten minutes of mindfulness in the shower because that's all you have time for). So, watch this space and head over to the blog for your prescription. We hope you find it healing and beneficial. #craftedsisterhoodselfcareweek #craftedsisterhood 1d

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jodyewen Lately my tiny disco dancer just wants to chill in the quiet upstairs to nurse. On the one side this could be incredibly frustrating, on the other side it could be an excuse to get snuggled up in bed and nurse till were both nappin' 😴 Happy Sunday everyone, the chores can wait #sunday 2d

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jodyewen NEPAL QUAKE AUCTION Monday 4th- Friday 8th April. Coinciding with @craftedsisterhood self care week, the sweetheart that is @fantasy_dragon will be hosting an auction to raise funds for our sisters and their babies in need in Nepal. Starting 7pm on Monday evening, a whole host of lovely goodies which have been so kindly donated by some incredible little companies of the IG community will be auctioned off. Up for grabs are gorgeous hand made dolls, garlands, custom illustrations and all other kinds of wonderful.
The money raised will be going to support @circleofhealth who are providing crucial aid to mothers and their babies who are being born into crisis as we speak in Nepal.
Please, please support the cause. These mamas are embarking on what should be a beautiful and momentous occasion in a setting so terrifying it is unimaginable. I am ashamed to have called my own birth experience traumatic having heard what some of these mamas are going through. #nepalquakeauction #COHIntl
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  •   circleofhealth Thank you for sharing so openly and lovingly 4d

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jodyewen Ikea excursion yesterday in the only breastfeeding friendly dress I own 4d

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jodyewen BED SHARING AND WHY IM NOT MAKING A ROD FOR MY OWN BACK ️ The latest article up on the blog is all about my experience of bed sharing with the littleun and why I'm not creating a clingy child. #craftedsisterhood 5d
  •   emmajaynecardwell Eily's a bit older than Casper and despite the whole "you're making a rod" I've found she's very gradually transitioning to independent sleeping of her own accord. She used to want to be on me (not next to me, right on me) all the time, which as she got bigger turned to snuggled into the crook of my arm, and now she's got bigger still it's more often just next to me, not even touching me, that she finds most comfortable. This means now I can shift her into her sidecar cot and she doesn't even notice until she wants a feed. As soon as she doesn't need feeds in the night she can sleep in her cot permanently, and then eventually her own room. We haven't had to force it on her, it's just happening naturally. 5d
  •   laurats This really resonated with me. My little one is 14 months and we've been bed sharing on and off since he was a newborn. Totally unintentionally but it works for us and there's no way I would still be breastfeeding today if we hadn't been co-sleeping. I use to feel so guilty and embarrassed to tell people. now I don't care what people think as I know we are doing the best we can and we've always done it safely. Thanks for sharing x 5d
  •   nick_wilso @tomcourtley you handsome bastard. 5d
  •   jodyewen @emmajaynecardwell @laurats big love mamas! There are so many that feel they shouldn't really talk about the fact that they bed share because so many don't understand it and therefore brand it dangerous. Very glad you enjoyed the read xxx 5d
  •   georgieoke @jodyewen Co-sleeping is wonderful and many people are so naive about it, when it's done safely it's the most natural thing in the world. I only recently moved my one year old into her own room, but would still be co-sleeping with her if it wasn't for my poor hubs on the sofa xx 5d
  •   baccaragallacher @jodyewen we bed shared and co-slept until my daughter learnt to crawl. Then we transitioned her into her cot in our bedroom still, with her occasionally jumping into our bed a few nights a week. Everyone told us we would create a rod for our backs. At 11 months old we moved her into her own bedroom and she has continued to sleep through every night and is now 15 months mamas know best x 3d
  •   jodyewen @georgieoke @baccaragallacher see it is just zee best 2d

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jodyewen My little drooler is 10 weeks old today and I'm feeling proud and happysad and nostalgic and emotional all at once. I want to cry into the pile of too-small sleep suits be prepared for tiny new born spam cos I can't get over I'm considering cutting the feet off clothes that once swamped him. 6d

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jodyewen CRAFTED SISTERHOOD SELF CARE WEEK When you are a mama or mama-to-be, hectic schedules and tiny ones can mean that self-care takes a back seat. HOWEVER we all know how crucial it is to look after ourselves, cos if you don't, how you gonna look after your brood?! Next week, from Monday 4th May, we are dedicating a whole week to Self-care in it's varying forms. We will be covering a whole range of topics from mental self-care through mindfulness and creative writing, to physical through yoga and a good old fashioned paper session. The week will come to a close with a very special treat in aid of a charity close to our hearts. We cannot wait to share all the gems we have in store for you!
Head over to @craftedsisterhood for more info!! Jody and Carrie
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  •   gemilou81 @jodyewen @craftedsisterhood I just wanted to make an offer of help. I understand totally that inside and the mind needs to feel good but feeling good on the outside also helps! If you wanted to put together a pamper afternoon, I'd be more than happy to offer my hairdressing services, whatever money is made id be happy to put the proceeds to your chosen charity (although I have no idea what the charity is) Anyways, just an idea as I would just like to help out in the only way I know I can..... Hope you and the little guy are doing well xxx 6d
  •   jodyewen @gemilou81 that is so so kind, if ever we have the capacity to do something like that then I will definitely be in touch!! I hope you're doing well too it's been ages! Me and the little fam are doing amazing thank you ️ xxx 15h

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jodyewen The latest birth story over on the blog is a mamas hypnobirthing journey. If you have experience of Hypnobirthing yourself, I would love to hear from you! Email or DM me if you would like to be involved in our next post. #hypnobirthing #craftedsisterhood 7d

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jodyewen Babydaddy is out for the night so me and the tiny starfish are taking up all the bed goodnight all 1w

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jodyewen Lavender baths for my handsome babe. 1w

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jodyewen Sunday mornings scanning the bookshelf @craftedsisterhood is all about sharing knowledge, so I'm working on a piece for the blog around the best pregnancy, birth and parenting books out there. Do you have any you would recommend to a new mama or mama to be? #craftedsisterhood 1w
  •   dizziemascoll 'How to be a hip mama without losing your cool' has been great for me in preparation for my first babe due any day - by @mothersmeetings xx 1w
  •   jodyewen @dizziemascoll that's great! Could you elaborate on how it's helped you prepare? 1w
  •   dizziemascoll Yes of course, I'll send you a DM later if that's ok? X 1w
  •   mialouisexxx Dont read books lol, its hands on u learn while being a mum, u learn from ur mistakes and no one can tell u how to do things, do everything ur own way...well thats my view anyway 1w
  •   jodyewen @dizziemascoll that would be lovely ️ as soon as you can xx 1w
  •   dizziemascoll Just sent you a v rambling DM! Xx 1w
  •   megjanaegarcia The Gentle Sleep Book 1w

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jodyewen With my sleepy little babe at yesterday's mama meet. It was beyond lovely to meet so many like-minded mamas yesterday. No judgement, no competition, just a shared appreciation for raising awesome babies ️it was beautiful to meet you all and Cas and I cannot wait for the next time #craftedsisterhoodMM 1w

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jodyewen A delayed #WIDN for @jerrytehorton @jessicathursday @char_sw and anyone else who asked Me and the tiny man are chillin out maxin relaxin all cool after a full day out in the sunshine 🌞 it's been blahdy lovely thank you! 2w

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jodyewen Happy Birthday to this wonder mama, partner in crime and general megababe fantasy_dragon sending you all the birthday love in the world today. So grateful the universe decided I needed to meet this lady, she's ace 2w

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jodyewen THINGS I WANT MY SON TO KNOW my latest post is up on the blog! Check out www.craftedsisterhood.com #craftedsisterhood 3w

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jodyewen GIVEAWAY! Get your tushys over to @craftedsisterhood for more details #giveaway 3w

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