The thoughts of a single mum

I try not to focus on the fact that I’m a single Mum too much. It doesn’t do me much good most of the time, often it just flags up things that feel difficult, although admittedly there are occasions where it feels alright to be a single parent.  Today I couldn’t help but notice thatContinue reading “The thoughts of a single mum”

Self-pride and words of wisdom for new parents (hopefully!)

My mental health means I’ve learnt to do things in quite particular ways. I’m naturally pretty full on when it comes to things like my routines, and keeping my house tidy.  Sometimes I do think I might have a low level of OCD, but overall it’s not a problem for me, and in fact I’mContinue reading “Self-pride and words of wisdom for new parents (hopefully!)”

A little catch up

It feels like it’s been ages since I wrote a post. I guess when you take into account how little time I’ve been blogging, it kind of has been ages. I’ve been on a bit of a rollercoaster in my life lately, so many ups and downs. I’m not even going to try to sugarcoatContinue reading “A little catch up”

Focussing on the positives… for once

I met up with an old friend recently. A friend who I first met when we were both living in supported accommodation as teenagers, we’d both had a shit hand dealt to us, and I moved into the flat below her. We quickly became best friends, and being teenagers, naturally we spent every waking minuteContinue reading “Focussing on the positives… for once”

Mental health and sleep deprivation

A friend of mine mentioned my writing a few days ago. She said how helpful it must be having writing as my outlet. She’s right, it’s an incredibly helpful outlet for me, which got me thinking about how I haven’t written for nearly a week. The truth is I’ve been having a bit of aContinue reading “Mental health and sleep deprivation”

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”