Month: December 2017

Why it’s rude to ask someone why they wanted a baby!

I ran into someone I used to work with a long time ago today and we started the inevitable debrief of what’s been going on. Now for me, the biggest thing that’s changed is that I’ve had baby number 3 and am loving being a stay at home mum. So naturally I opened with this and got met with the phrase “what did you want to do that for?”. And it wasn’t just the question that was offensive, it was the tone she used as well. As if, clearly, I must be a fucking idiot to have ever have...

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There’s a last time for everything in motherhood

Everyone knows that life and particularly motherhood is full of firsts. First baby, first foods, first steps, first words, first day at school and many many more. But we don’t always appreciate that it’s also full of lasts. And that can be hard. This weekend I was standing in a supermarket in a queue behind a heavily pregnant woman. Now I make no secret of the fact that I hated being pregnant (and you can read about why it’s OK to be miserable when you are pregnant). You couldn’t pay me enough money to do it again but yet…...

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5 ways to make being a mum a little easier

There’s no doubt about it, motherhood is hard. Capital H Hard. There are ups and downs. There are good days and bad days. We can feel amazing one second and then shit the next (I usually find this happens when I’m suddenly covered in some kind of bodily fluid – baby’s, not mine…). We think we’ve just about nailed it and then, nope, actually haven’t got a fucking clue. Luckily there are a few things you can do to make things feel more manageable so here’s my top 5 tips on how to make mum life a little easier....

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Is equality in a relationship possible after you have a baby?

We live in the modern age. An age where men and women should be equal. Where we’re striving to close the pay gap, get more women in the board room and ensure women get treated the same as men. And that’s absolutely how it should be (staunch feminist over here btw). And equality is something that should be present in a relationship too. You’re a partnership. A team. No one person should have to take on more of a burden than the other. You should contribute equally to the relationship and find the perfect balance of give and take....

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About Kate

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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