Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Recipes, Uncategorized

Challenging Maternal OCD

I’ve written before about my own battle with Maternal OCD (which you can read here) it was something which escalated over time and affected how I lived my day to day life. I was diagnosed with “regular” (?!) OCD in my late teens, however by the time I fell pregnant it was largely under control… Continue reading Challenging Maternal OCD

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Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Our Cancer Story & Awareness, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression

Overcoming Self Doubt & Low Self Esteem – A Few Tips

Postnatal depression, anxiety and many other mental illnesses can cause our confidence to dip, or disappear all together. Even if you haven’t experienced a mental illness, sometimes the changes (physically and mentally) that occur when we have a baby can make us feel self conscious. We can also, sometimes, feel invisible once baby arrives. Many… Continue reading Overcoming Self Doubt & Low Self Esteem – A Few Tips

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression

PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

Christmas is probably one of the most stressful times of year for parents. Whether you struggle with depression and anxiety or not it can become overwhelming. Here’s some tips for parents struggling with their mental health, which can help make things a little easier. Plan I’m a lover of lists, I have them for everything… Continue reading PND & Christmas – Tips For The Festive Period

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

End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Awareness course for health care professionals, and those who support families. November 3rd & 4th, Canvey Island, Essex. Ourselves here at Lotus Petal Family Support have teamed up with 'From My Womb To My Heart' to create a two day course focusing on Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health.… Continue reading End Silence & Stigma – Baby Loss & Perinatal Mental Health Course

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

11 Tips for surviving the Summer Break when you’re a parent with depression

The school holidays always seem to bring a sense of dread among many parents I speak to. Many feel it's a time where they feel exhausted, inadequate and stressed. I don't hate the school holidays. I use to, but I'm finding them easier as time goes on. I do miss the routine of school etc… Continue reading 11 Tips for surviving the Summer Break when you’re a parent with depression

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

6 Tips For Making Chores Easier When You’re A Parent With Depression

Your environment can affect your mental wellbeing. Not everyone will like the same thing, but it's important to try and have an environment that makes you feel comfortable. Here I share how a tidy home helps my mental wellbeing and how I motivate myself even when I don't want to do the housework....which is always!… Continue reading 6 Tips For Making Chores Easier When You’re A Parent With Depression

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

The Tears Behind The Smiles

It really is so important not to judge others by their social media updates or compare ourselves to others, there's always a story behind the picture. I am always posting about social media and not to compare ourselves. I think with the summer term ending and the holidays coming up it's important to remind ourselves… Continue reading The Tears Behind The Smiles