To you, Harry.

Today marks 10 years since someone very close to me died. He had barely turned 20 just a couple of weeks before.  I’ve lost a lot of people in my life, far more than someone my age should have, but this one hit me the hardest.  I think it actually gets harder each year, IContinue reading “To you, Harry.”

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…?”

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”