Not Just a Mummy

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New Motherhood: What Do YOU Remember?

What are your most vivid memories of those first, heady days and weeks after your former belly dweller suddenly appeared earth side? I’ve been thinking a hell of a lot about pregnancy, birth and new motherhood lately (funny that!), and I have to say that initially, it was tricky trying to tap into those amazingly […] Read more…

Surviving…

Survival

Then there’s the flip side to the coin. When things grind to a halt. When the hard stuff re-enters or starts to dominate the picture again. In those circumstances, thriving is replaced with something far more primal; survival. These past few days, I’ve entered survival mode and I’d forgotten just how much placing one foot […] Read more…

The Wean

While the word ‘wean’ probably conjures up images related to kidlets; weaning off the boob, bottle, dummy (two of which we’ve managed without bloodshed in this house.. the third might take some doing I think), I’m talking about my own personal wean. A few months ago I began the gradual process of weaning of my […] Read more…

The ‘Good’ Mother Myth: A World Mental Health Day Post

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day. I‘m ashamed to admit that I didn’t actually realise it until earlier today when it popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. World Mental Health Day is an intiative dedicated to raising public awareness and promoting advocacy and education around mental health issues worldwide. It aims to encourage […] Read more…

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