If there’s one thing that constantly surprises me it’s that we don’t really talk about how fucked up a relationship can get after a baby. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always permanent and is hopefully just a temporary downturn but it happens to so many couples though that I really can’t understand why we aren’t more open about it. I recently asked a group of new mums if their relationships had been affected by the arrival of their baby. The yes was unanimous (and instant). I asked if it had been affected negatively. Again, it was an unanimous...Read More
Month: November 2017
Nov 30, 2017 | Mum life |
Trust your instincts. A phrase you hear a lot whether your a mum or not. And it’s true. We all have gut feelings, intuition, inner guidance if you like that tells us what we need to know. BUT… Too often we confuse our intuition with our fears. Our intuition tells us what we need to know. What we know to be true. Our fears tell us what we worry about. What we fear is going to happen. Say you have a poorly child. Your instincts might tell you that they will be fine. Your fears might be...Read More
We all have times where we have to try and deal with conflict in our relationships. Even if you don’t have a baby (or kids), it’s likely that you’ll get upset with your partner at some point. And if you factor in other relationships we have – family, work, friends or acquaintances – then the chances we’ll come across someone we clash with are pretty high! Conflict can mean different things too. It could mean an outright row. Perhaps it’s someone criticising how you do things or constantly trying to undermine you. Or an ongoing disagreement that keeps cropping...Read More
Everyone knows that new mums need support. A lot of support. And we all know that new dad’s are usually the ones best placed to give it. But that doesn’t always mean they know what to do. And that’s OK! It’s not easy being a new dad. There’s a lot of focus on mum’s but not enough information out there to help dad’s learn just how they can be a great dad and a great partner. So to make things a little easier, here is a list of 5 supportive questions that all new dad’s should be asking their...Read More
Everyone knows that if you want to feel like a couple you should schedule in ‘date night’. We get told that if we just find time to spend as a couple and get intimate, it will all be fine and we’ll feel like we’re in love again. Sometimes though, it’s not so easy. The assumption that all you need is ‘date night’ is fine – IF you have a solid, strong and problem free relationship as a foundation. After a baby though, maintaining or achieving that foundation can be challenging. That can mean that the idea of ‘date night’,...Read More
I’m a mum of 3 and a Life Coach. I love writing about motherhood and coaching women to help them feel positive, happier and more confident in their role as a mum.
I’m passionate about mental health, body image and relationships plus an avid sci-fi fan, drinker of wine and lover of chocolate.
I’ll tell you the honest truth about motherhood (not the Instagram version) with a little humour and a lot of love x
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