Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Making Peace & Letting Go

I recently did an interview about my experiences with postnatal depression, and I've spent a lot of time reflecting and reliving my journey. I was surprised it had stirred up some emotions, but it's also helped me heal and make peace with myself. I have been reading and watching things online which I have found… Continue reading Making Peace & Letting Go

Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Mourning My Old Self & Learning To Love The New

When I was pregnant with my first baby I was so optimistic about the future. I was newly married, we had just moved to a new home and I was finally fulfilling my dream of becoming a parent - I couldn't wait for the next stage of my life. Soon after she was born though… Continue reading Mourning My Old Self & Learning To Love The New

Inspiring Mums Monday & Guest Posts, Uncategorized

Inspiring Mums Monday

I have a new feature that I launched on my Facebook page this week. 'Inspiring Mums Monday' The aim is for mums to share their stories, quotes or messages to help other mums during their recovery. I want to show others that they aren't alone while going through a perinatal mental illness, that their voices… Continue reading Inspiring Mums Monday

Anxiety & Panic, Uncategorized

Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

Last weeks #pndhour run by 'PND & Me' was about intrusive thoughts and it got me thinking about my own experiences, while anxiety and depression were my main battles, the intrusive thoughts fuelled these. During my late teens I was treated for mild OCD, it was always worrying about death and how I could prevent… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts & OCD – Battles In My Mind

Anxiety & Panic, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Asking For Help

I write a lot about reaching out for help, but doing that can be really difficult. Saying those words 'I am struggling' or 'I need help' can be really hard to say. I've been to appointments intending to tell the doctor how I feel and never quite found the words to do it. So how… Continue reading Asking For Help

Everyday Parenting, Uncategorized

Food For Thought

Food for me has always been a pleasure, something to be enjoyed, but I have also had a rocky relationship with it too. I am an emotional eater, if I'm stressed, angry, bored then without even thinking about it I go to the cupboard and reach for the biscuits...or chocolate..or crisps. I use food as… Continue reading Food For Thought

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Comparison is the thief of Joy

It's natural to compare yourself to others when you become a mum. You end up being given endless (usually contradicting) advice, which makes you constantly question yourself and wonder if you're doing it right. The problem with comparing your situation with others is that you don't really know what their true situation is. Nowadays we… Continue reading Comparison is the thief of Joy