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When Did Parenting Become So Fixed?

Being a mum is lonely or at least it is at times. Am I alone in feeling this? Don’t get me wrong I have people around me, Hubby, my mum but I still feel lonely. Maybe it’s because I left having a child until I was a bit older (although still just in my thirties), […]

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I Had No Problem Leaving My Baby

The more I talk to other mums, the more I feel weird for having felt (or not felt, as it were) this way. But the truth is, I had no problem leaving either of my babies for the first time. In fact, Amelia was a few days old when she first left the house without […]

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PND – Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

How come we still aren’t talking about it?  Why is it still so hush-hush? At Christmas, when charity buckets rattle collecting spare change for mental health charities, why am I still reading that new mums feel guilt and fear around the blues that follow the birth of a baby. If I broke my leg, I’d tell […]

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What If I Can Never Have Kids?

Once upon a time, I was a girl who thought she might be pregnant all of the time. As soon as I put on a bit of weight or noticed some water retention, I irrationally freaked out that I’d be having the baby of a colleague I’d had one too many wines with. Ok, I’m […]

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The Mother I Hoped I’d Be

I’m not the mother I thought I would be. I thought I would be such a fun mummy. The one who was always playing. Someone who would completely lose themselves in whatever the game was and not care about the mess it made, or how long it was going to take to tidy up. I […]

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Maybe I’m Crazy – Dealing with Anxiety, Life and Motherhood

People don’t believe me when I tell them that I suffer with severe anxiety, apparently I don’t seem the ‘type’. But suffer is probably the best term for it. As I write this, it feels like there is a tight band around my head, the more I think about it the tighter it becomes. My […]

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Redefining what Being a ‘Man’ Really Means

Probably a little bit like me too. He’ll grow up, turn into a young LAD, and he’ll be standing in a group of friends joking around, giving it all THE BANTS, and someone will say, “…ah maaaaate, she’s so ugly, if I banged her I’d double bag it, a bag on her head and a bag on mine […]

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What To Do with Two Under Two

Well here I am – I’ve made it! This week marks my youngest baby’s 2nd birthday. To be honest I’m sure he’s only one, but the calendar and his sudden liking for tantrums, screaming, hair pulling and shouting “MINE” when he steals his siblings’ belongings tell me otherwise. When I discovered I was pregnant with baby […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

  Let’s talk. Two small words, though often so hard to do. But Prince Harry has been talking. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been talking. Lady Gaga, Rio Ferdinand, Freddie Flintoff and Professor Green have all been talking. And they’ve all been talking about the same thing: Mental Health and how it has […]

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Boys if you’re lucky enough to have great mental health I will help educate you on how to support others. I hope you will be there for the ones you love, friends or colleagues. I hope you will listen: Boys if you’re lucky enough to have great mental health I will help educate you on how to support others. I hope you will be there for the ones you love, friends or colleagues. I hope you will listen.

6 Gifts New Parents Will Actually Thank You For

Photo credit Pexels Parenting is the most beautiful job in the world. But also, it is a hard-working job. Parents’ working hours are 24/7 and they always lack time and energy for everyday responsibilities. If you want to make it easier for your friends or family who just got a baby, try with some of […]

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