Everyday Parenting, Recipes, Uncategorized

Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts

I love baking and cooking - I love eating more! Its an activity I enjoy and I often feel a sense of achievement after. Its something we can do with our children which is great for building on your bond, and it can be a really mindful activity, which can help with our wellbeing. I… Continue reading Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts

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, Our Support Groups, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness

Intrusive Thoughts – What are they & how to deal with them

*Trigger Warning - this blog has descriptions of Intrusive thoughts that may be distressing or triggering to some, please take care if you feel vulnerable* Disclaimer - this blog post features my own experiences and opinions, please seek advice from your health care professional for treatment for Intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts come up in discussion… Continue reading Intrusive Thoughts – What are they & how to deal with them

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, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

***Trigger warning - Baby Loss*** Today I received an email from a well known parenting website informing me I was 34 weeks pregnant, I'd signed up for updates as soon as I found out I was expecting, and this email told me that my baby would be plumping up and could hear my voice...except I'm… Continue reading Baby Loss – Sadness & Stats

Anxiety & Panic, Everyday Parenting, Postnatal Depression, Uncategorized

Why starting school is a big deal for Parents who had PND

When your child starts school it is a big deal, no matter how you easy/difficult you found their first few years. Here's why my eldest starting school last year was a huge deal for me as a mum who had a maternal mental illness. **Trigger Warning - Some talk of suicide and intrusive thoughts** Most… Continue reading Why starting school is a big deal for Parents who had PND

Anxiety & Panic, Postnatal Depression, Raising Awareness, Uncategorized

8 Tips on Dealing with anxiety during a stressful time

Everybody goes through stressful times, it's just part of life. But when you struggle with anxiety, stress can make the symptoms feel worse. Recently I've had quite a lot going on personally. We've had a run of unfortunate events, our miscarriage earlier in the year, I've struggled with my physical health, which thankfully has begun… Continue reading 8 Tips on Dealing with anxiety during a stressful time

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

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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