Why can’t we talk about childbirth…?

This is something that I never thought about before I had my daughter. I know that when I first started going to my pregnancy check ups I felt pretty embarrassed talking about/showing my body, handing over pee samples all the time to various doctors (things that by the end of the 9 months mostly didn’tContinue reading “Why can’t we talk about childbirth…?”

Are we starting to get the hang of this…?

I had my daughter just before everything with Covid 19 kicked off. It was a pretty bitter pill to swallow realising how serious this life shattering pandemic really was just as I became a new Mum.  On top of that I had the recent split with my ex to try to navigate, trying to figureContinue reading “Are we starting to get the hang of this…?”

Battling the Depression Demon as a parent

I’ve had a hard week so far, my depression has been intense at times. I think I’m going through a surge of hormones, my periods are still trying to figure out how they’re supposed to work again since having Pickle. I’ve always been someone who can find it difficult to really talk about how I’mContinue reading “Battling the Depression Demon as a parent”

Normalising postpartum bodies: Low self confidence and unhealthy eating habits

I knew I would put weight on when I was pregnant, and that my body would change. I might get stretch marks, end up with a C section scar, my stomach might never be quite as flat again (although honestly mine was never totally flat anyway). I thought I was prepared, but I completely underestimated how muchContinue reading “Normalising postpartum bodies: Low self confidence and unhealthy eating habits”

The art of rumination

Rumination is a weird thing. There is an art to rumination, balancing it in a way that’s constructive rather than just damaging for oneself. Trust me, I’m a pro.  According to Collins online dictionary to ruminate on something is to ‘think about it very carefully’.  I’m sure everyone has done it at some point or another. IContinue reading “The art of rumination”

Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish

When lockdown started I had barely gotten out of hospital after having a baby. Then, I had major surgery for a burst ulcer when my daughter was 2.5 weeks old. So, as you can imagine, I honestly didn’t even notice lockdown all that much at first. Recovery time for having a baby, plus for majorContinue reading “Just when I thought things were back to normal… ish”

Adapting to co-parenting

Staying friends with your ex partner for the sake of a child. In my experience (and I imagine for many) this is one of the hardest things to do.  Unless you both just miraculously fall out of love with each other but still want to be around each other (ha), there are likely going to be someContinue reading “Adapting to co-parenting”

Parenting in a pandemic

This past week I hit a few bumps in my parenting road. Lockdown is definitely partly to blame, but also I’ve just been feeling the sheer exhaustion that is parenthood. I’ve hit a point where my energy is pretty consistently low, which isn’t a surprise really, being a single Mum to an almost 5 monthContinue reading “Parenting in a pandemic”

Allowing myself a little self-appreciation

I find it really hard to write anything self-appreciating. I’ve always struggled with things like this. From a young age I never had much confidence in myself. It took me until my mid 20’s to really gain any self confidence, and it’s been a long journey. Since then I’ve struggled with speaking aloud when IContinue reading “Allowing myself a little self-appreciation”

With thanks to Ol’ Covid

So, in March I had my baby. I had a very traumatic pregnancy and birth, and nearly died in childbirth (all of which probably contributed to what happened next). I’m a single Mum, just to add to my stresses.  Fast forward 2.5 weeks. 11:30pm I wake up in sheer agony. I’m talking 10 times worseContinue reading “With thanks to Ol’ Covid”