mum and baby hands holding a daisy

Why I’m a Different Kind of Mum The Second Time Around

Before

I think most of us had these beautiful, romantic images of what we would all be like as parents prior to becoming one, didn’t we? Those long summer days filled with picnics and games, carefully painting their hands and creating perfect keepsakes, holding them in your arms until they gently drop off to sleep, feeding them healthy, homemade meals… you get the gist and right now you are probably laughing and nodding along because let’s face it, parenthood is pretty different to all of that! Continue reading “Why I’m a Different Kind of Mum The Second Time Around”

girl tribe with their hands in the air

Finding Your Girl Tribe As An Adult

Sometimes, I feel as though using the term ‘girl tribe’ as a full grown adult seems a bit silly to some BUT I love the feeling it gives. I mean, for starters, I don’t have an issue with the word girl, I actually struggle to think of myself as a woman. I don’t feel or act quite old enough to use that word for myself and still think of a woman as somebody older and far more sophisticated (so, er, def not me!) Continue reading “Finding Your Girl Tribe As An Adult”

breastfeeding journey

Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates

Breastfeeding, love it or hate it, do it or don’t, argue online or really don’t see the point in the debate, no matter what your stance is it always gets a rise doesn’t it? 

If I’m completely honest with you (and I always am!), I’m pretty bored of the breast versus formula saga and it was only last year I wrote a post on why I couldn’t understand the controversy that surrounds breastfeeding your baby so this year I want to speak out about why Continue reading “Why Support in Breastfeeding is Essential in Improving our Rates”

mum trying to cope

Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum

The view that society has on motherhood as a whole is still quite a dim one. Motherhood is promoted as one of the most rewarding times in your life and something to celebrate, which is all true. The problems of mothers that are having trouble coping or dealing with mental health are still not addressed as widely as it should be. Many of us still don’t think to ensure whether or not the mothers we know are dealing with it well. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or simply pulled in a hundred different directions, it is time to ask yourself whether you are coping. Continue reading “Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum”

a postnatal depression story

Guest Post: A PND Story and Why We Need to be Talking About It

I haven’t had a guest post for a while on my blog and I really need to do more because I love hearing other people’s stories and experiences and they can bring new insights into topics that I may not be able to. Today the lovely Ivanka from This is a Mum’s World tells of her battle with postnatal depression, how she came to realise she had it and how she worked through it, whilst providing tips if you are also not feeling the way you think you should be as a Mother…

 

There were times when I did not understand how a mother can feel depressed after giving birth to a healthy child. ‘How can she feel depressed when looking in those innocent eyes?’ I used to think.

Well, if only it was that simple. Continue reading “Guest Post: A PND Story and Why We Need to be Talking About It”

baby drinking from bottle Mama holding it

Don’t Stress New Mama, You’ve Got This!

The step into Motherhood is an exciting one, it’s what you’ve been waiting for, for 9 long months but what happens when the baby arrives and it’s not all warm cuddles and a cute sleeping bubba? It can be far harder than any of us imagined but as a new Mama we all just have to get on with it. However, you are NOT alone and even though you may feel all of these below, most of us are going through the exact same things. You may be able to relate to some of this… Continue reading “Don’t Stress New Mama, You’ve Got This!”

me and Jake laughing and smiling sat on the sofa because I may moan but I wouldn't change a thing

Yes, I May Moan, But I Wouldn’t Change A Thing!

 

Yes, I may moan, but I wouldn’t change a thing…

 

I may moan about the serious lack of sleep, why at three he still doesn’t feel the need to sleep through the night I still can’t quite fathom out. I may moan about the mess he makes again and again and I definitely moan when his strops escalate over the smallest of issues but I have a secret to tell you Continue reading “Yes, I May Moan, But I Wouldn’t Change A Thing!”