Anxiety can be debilitating on a normal day for anyone; add the heightened level of hormones in pregnancy, and the fear of it being your first, we’ve got the formula for a struggling woman. Read here about how Fran manages her anxiety during her first pregnancy.Read More
Month: January 2018
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...Read More
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....Read More
Jan 12, 2018 | Relationships |
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’ll 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 you don’t feel particularly attractive at the...Read More
All of us have bad days. That’s inevitable. Hopefully they don’t last long or someone can step in to help or cheer us up at the end of it. But some of us have bad weeks, months or even years. Which is a bit shit really. There are lots of things that can make life difficult for mums. The obvious culprits are things like post-natal depression, post-natal anxiety, sleep deprivation or loneliness. The less obvious ones could be things like body image problems, financial worries or stress about being a working mum. There are also serious life events like...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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