It takes a village

‘It takes a village to raise a child’. I feel the truth, and sometimes pain of this a lot.  I’m definitely feeling the loss of my village. I think really I’m feeling the loss of having a partner with me, a person that I’m supposed to be sharing this wildly unknown, emotional, difficult new journeyContinue reading “It takes a village”

Teething, and the sleepless nights that come with it.

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about babies it’s that everything can change in a moment. There is no long term routine. Every time you get used to how things are, they change again.  No matter how well you know this, it will still catch you out as a parent. You may know things canContinue reading “Teething, and the sleepless nights that come with it.”

A little family time

I’ve been quiet again for the last week but this time it’s for a much better reason, I’ve been on a little family holiday! Pickles’ first ever holiday. Now, of course I planned to do loads of writing whilst I was there, but I was too busy enjoying being there, spending time with my MumContinue reading “A little family time”

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”

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”

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”