Month: January 2018

Strong Mother campaign

In the first few weeks of Rex’s life (outside the womb), much of my contact with the outside world came via social media. And since then I have come to have a bit of a love/hate relationship with it. It’s been an amazing tool in helping…

Surviving (or not) postnatal depression

After weeks of feeling like I was getting on top of everything, yesterday things took a turn for the worse, as my swollen puffy eyes will currently confirm. That’s the thing with depression, I’ve found, it lets you think you’re doing ok for a while and…

Friday night in A&E

Friday night just gone, Eamo and I got our first (and hopefully last) taste of an emergency trip to the hospital with Rex. As I went about our usual bedtime routine and stick him in the bath, I noticed a rash, which quickly spread all over…

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – part one

I don’t know what it is about me and ‘so awful it’s funny’ things happening, but I often think that I should just stay at home. Away from the other humans 🙂 Monday just gone, a friend and I attended the first of three free (say…

12 new mum must-haves

All the gear and no idea, that’s me. Actually that’s a total lie, I had neither all the gear or an idea when Rex was born. After going shopping for a pram when I was about five months pregnant, being presented with about a billion different…

Postnatal support

When I first realised what I was experiencing was something more that just the ‘baby blues’, admitting it to myself was hard enough, let alone anyone else. Why am I telling you this? Because I’m very aware that while I am now quite comfortable talking about how…

Crazy Mothers

‘Ere, guys, check me out with my new website. Ok, ok, so it’s a bit basic but, being that I don’t have a Danny La Rue about web development or design and I managed this by myself, I’m pretty chuffed with it. Still very much a…