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Signs of PND and How To Treat Them

Is It Baby Blues, PPD or Temporary Psychosis?  As a new mum, there are many new thoughts, feelings and sensations going through your body and your mind. Considering you’ve spent nine months giving up your former self to becoming that ever-evolving version of femininity, only to change again and officially own the title of mother, […]

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How To Cope With Anxiety As A Mother

Anxiety as a mother is prevalent in our modern society. It’s a real thing. For many people, ‘being a mother’ and ‘anxiety’ seem to go hand in hand.  Two years ago I didn’t even know that anxiety was a recognised mental health condition. All I knew was that I hated the monster I turned into when […]

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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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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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Returning to Work Without Freaking the ‘F’ Out

Returning to work, like any parenting milestone, is a chance for expert procreators to offer you their words of wisdom. At the time you’ll want whack them with the nappy bag [all mothers know that could do some serious damage] and run for the hills while proudly brandishing your SAHM’s rule flag! But once reality […]

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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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Going Back to Work after Maternity Leave

I keep having these realisations…. I. am. a. Mom. ***Looking in the mirror, “Yes, I am a Mom.” When I called the GP to set up an appointment for my son to get his injections at 8 weeks old, the receptionist asked, “Hi, how may I help you?” I said, “Uh…Um Hi, I’m good, I have […]

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The Secret Lives of Parents: What Happens Before 7am

 What happens before 7am? Let me tell you.  It isn’t good.  Nothing good happens before 7am (similar to my rule of parties in my twenties – nothing good happens after 2am.  Go home at 2am.  If I’m up at 2am now it is for very different reasons.  Rarely featuring tequila.) So, before 7am, when non-parents’ […]

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Antidepressants

Antidepressants: My Story

I’ll always remember the day I started my antidepressants. It was Monday 5th January 2015. That was the day I hit rock bottom. The previous weeks and months I knew I was plunging. Each day was harder than the day before.  Painting on a smile was becoming more of an arduous task.  I could no […]

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[Mental Health Awareness Week] You Will Get Through This…From a Mum Who’s Been There

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and as something I feel really passionate about, I wanted to share my story. I was diagnosed with Pre-Natal Depression at 16 weeks pregnant.  I didn’t even know it was a thing, to be honest. I wanted to hide away, I was so scared.  What if my […]

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