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!)”

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”

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”

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”

Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)

I suppose that if I’m going to start writing a blog, I really ought to write an introductory post! This is my first time writing a blog. It was a slightly spur of the moment idea but one that has periodically popped into my head plenty, only this time I decided to take the leap.Continue reading “Obligatory introductory post… (well, that’s a mouthful)”