I have guest blogged before about how my birth experience with Biggest triggered the postnatal anxiety I suffered with for months afterwards, despite the process being straightforward and what is typically seen as ‘trauma-free’. This week, I provided a more detailed account as my first guest post over at Consult My Baby with my reflections on the… Continue reading Why Birth Experience Matters (Even for ‘Textbook’ Births) [GUEST BLOG]
Today is International Autism Awareness Day and it got me thinking…why is autism awareness necessary? To answer that question we need to take a look at society itself. I recently wrote about how we refuse to grant children the same basic rights adults automatically have, as a society, simply because they are children (and often… Continue reading Why Autism Awareness is Necessary in an Anti-Child Society
I love the work of Mind, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities and have previously worked with them as a media volunteer. They are one of many who share the statistic that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. While the fact itself isn’t a myth, and… Continue reading The ‘1 in 4’ Mental Health Myth
Full disclosure: I was given access to the full Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnosis Programme free of charge in exchange for an honest review. This post also contains affiliate links whereby I’ll receive a percentage of the sale if you choose to purchase the programme via the link. I’ve always had a funny sort of relationship… Continue reading The Ultimate Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Programme (Review)
After Biggest was born, following a textbook delivery in the birth pool, I lifted her out of the water and held her to my chest, waiting for this magical, other-worldly explosion of love that everyone says you will get to overcome me. But it didn’t. I thought maybe you had to wait a little while.… Continue reading You Might Not Have That Rush of Love After Your Baby is Born…and That’s OK
The last week has been one of tremendous highs and lows. On Thursday it was Biggest’s 3rd birthday. I can’t believe I am the mother of a 3-year-old. At all. When you are pregnant for the first time you mentally set yourself up for having a baby for a long time. You acknowledge you’ll have… Continue reading Perspective and Parties: #WeekendCoffeeShare
It’s been a funny start to the year. Not the ‘ha-ha’ kind. The last couple of weeks have seen some family upsets, a family bereavement, failed budgeting, failed meal planning, forgotten commitments and a house that resembles a landfill site to name but a few. So, of course, my old buddy Anxiety decided now was… Continue reading OK, Anxiety. I’m listening.