When I got pregnant with my first baby I knew I was scared of childbirth. Not just because of the pain but also having to face the unknown and being unable to control things. So I took the required antenatal class and read everything I could find. I began to feel empowered and positive about the upcoming birth. There was no doubt that I could cope with labour and have the amazing birthing experience that I’d read about. I would be able to manage the pain through breathing and baby would simply glide out…. Then I went into labour...Read More
Month: November 2017
I don’t know about you but when I was pregnant I used to hate seeing pictures of glowing, healthy looking, happy pregnant women. That was definitely not me. I hated being pregnant. HATED it. But people didn’t seem to want to hear this. I’d get comments like “Oh well, it will be over soon” or “At least you’re getting a baby out of it”. Whilst they were right, that still left me feeling like I wanted to punch them in the face. And I’m pretty sure that wasn’t hormone related either… So if you’re like me and you don’t...Read More
We all know that children have two parents. That’s obvious. So when you are parenting, ideally you want things to be split equally between the two of you. For a number of reasons though (that I’m not here to debate) it tends to be the mums that do the bulk of the work. This can lead a lot of us to utter in exasperation the phrase “They’re your child too!”. There is the obvious meaning behind this that we will all be familiar with but it can be useful to consider the phrase in other ways as well. Here...Read More
We all know that relationships are important. After all, it’s because of our relationship that we end up with our little bundle of joy in the first place. Once baby comes along though, we can forget to focus on our relationship as much as we get swept up in a whirlwind of nappies, feeding, sleeping, washing, tidying, cooking etc. And that’s ok to a certain extent. It can be tough adjusting to being a new parent (even if it’s baby number 2, 3 or more). No one really expects you to be able to juggle looking after a baby,...Read More
So if you’re a new parent then you probably already know that keeping a good relationship can be tricky in the early days (or later ones!). Often, though, there are a few simple things we can do to make big improvements quickly. Here are my top 5 tips for improving your relationship. #1 – Ask for what you need directly Asking for what we need can be hard. We might not want to create work for our partners after they’ve had a hard day. Perhaps it’s just easier and quicker to get on and do things ourselves. Or...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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