Month: January 2018

Parenting a sick child – a lesson in patience, love and courage

Some of you may have seen this week that my eldest has been in hospital after having a severe asthma attack. She hasn’t had asthma before so this was somewhat of a shock (for all concerned) and she was very ill for a few days. Fortunately she’s a lot better now but it’s been a stressful and frantic week. Now that I’m home and she’s tucked up in bed asleep upstairs, I’ve had time to reflect. And I realised that as hard as this week has been, it’s taught me some valuable lessons about parenting a sick child that...

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My story of birth anxiety and why it’s important to be honest about it

If you are pregnant then there is a very good chance that at some point you’ve panicked about just how the baby gets out. Now we all know the logistics. We know how it works physically. But we’ve also seen programmes showing women screaming in agony or heard horror stories from friends and family. So it’s totally normal to feel at least a little apprehensive about the impending birth! For me, however, it wasn’t a little apprehensive. I was totally terrified. I knew the minute I got pregnant that I was afraid of giving birth. Afraid of the pain....

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5 things that pressure mums to hate their post-baby bodies

If you’ve seen some of my other posts on this topic you’ll know that I’m all about the body positive and learning to love your post-baby body (read this post on why you shouldn’t worry about losing the baby weight). I hate the pressure on mums to lose the baby weight (see my thoughts on the pressure to lose the baby weight) and despair about the way we teach women to look at themselves purely in terms of whether they conform with wildly unrealistic ideals of beauty. But I’m no stranger to this pressure. In fact, I think the reason why...

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5 things to consider before having sex after a baby

After the actual birth itself there are few more daunting milestones for a mum than resuming her sex life. In the early days it’s unlikely that you are going to be feeling like you want to jump straight back into bed with your partner. And that’s fine. There are lots of reasons for this. Whichever way you gave birth you are likely to feel bruised and battered with some healing to do. You are going to be sleep deprived and exhausted. You might be bickering with your partner as you adjust to being new parents. It might be that...

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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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