Anti depressants saved my marriage

My husband and I have been together since we were quite young, we have lived together since we were 16 and essentially we grew up (in the sense we matured) together. But if you ever met the two of us separately you probably wouldn't pick us as a couple, we are polar opposites. But opposites... Continue Reading →

5 things I miss about life before child

I don't think any parent would disagree that becoming a child rearer changes everything about your life - your body, your relationships, your finances, your sanity. It completely tips your world upside down and shakes it around like a crazy life washing machine. It is the most incredible yet equally terrifying thing you could experience... Continue Reading →

But what is a “good mother”?

Fail...a word I hear a lot among quite a few of the mothers I know. I know I have used it plenty of times myself (shame on me) yet I'm always the first to jump to their defense and tell my fellow mama's that they aren't failing. I usually hear it in the context of "I have... Continue Reading →

I thought about hurting my baby 

Disclaimer; I was medicated early on for my PND and have seen psychologists and have received professional support. I think it is important to recognise when your thoughts aren't normal or that you're really not coping and seek support, for the wellbeing of yourself and your family. There are many amazing organisations out there such... Continue Reading →

They were right, it does get easier. 

Well there's something I never thought I'd ever say, this parenting business really is getting easier. Now don't get me wrong, I still question everything and there are still days you'll find me curled up under the computer desk rocking back and forth whilst ferociously writing an adoption ad with a wine bottle firmly in... Continue Reading →

Am I ready?

An old friend told me that when Chloe is around 18 months the thought of another one won't seem so crazy. Recently I've found myself welcoming the thought of being pregnant again, I had such a lovely pregnancy and the thought of growing another human excites me a little. Then of course my toddler throws something at me... Continue Reading →

Who am I? 

I feel like all new parents go through a period where we lose our identity in the blur of having a newborn and trying to find our feet living our lives with a new tiny human. I don't doubt that for some it can take a while to "find yourself" again once you get into... Continue Reading →

Still searching for the light 

If you weren't aware this week is PNDA Awareness Week. In the last few days I have read some beautifully raw and inspiring stories of other mums journies with pre and post natal anxiety and depression. It is so liberating to see mothers sharing their stories and it's very comforting to be able to relate... Continue Reading →

Comparing

I have had the same problem my whole life and it is the root of all of my insecurities. Comparing. I, for as long as I can remember, compare myself and my situations to everyone else. Everything from my body, my relationships, my experiences and now my mothering journey. I spend more time comparing myself... Continue Reading →

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