Have you booked your ticket yet? If you’d like to Unite . Support . Empower . Celebrate this World Prematurity Day with fellow preemie mums and you fancy listening to talks, drinking wine and eating yummy food then check out the Preemie Power event now. Tickets are £35 and they include, three talks from myself, … Continue reading Preemie Power
Does anyone else often feel like a complete failure as a mother because their kids seriously do their head in at times? Why is it that parenting gives you this overwhelming unconditional often euphoric love, a love that means you would die to protect them, yet it also makes you want to run away and … Continue reading You are not failing
People don't know how to talk about mental ill health with their friends and loved ones. It isn't a criticism it's simply a fact. We don't know how to have the conversation and we feel uncomfortable and unprepared.
Fear. Bright lights blinding as you lie helpless, the room full, the weight of the moment crushing. “We’ve started.” You dare not breath, your body motionless, your mind frantic. Every fibre pleading, begging, hoping, willing “let my baby live.” A surge of activity, pressure through the numbness and then, Heavy, overwhelming, deafening silence. Hope twists and … Continue reading A preemie’s arrival
I watched a programme a few weeks ago about no rules parenting and it really got me thinking. I am a believer that rules are a good thing, they bring structure and routine and boundaries, all of which are things I feel children need and often crave when they are absent. However, when does it … Continue reading The less rules mum
Recently a couple of old school friends who don’t live close by anymore have had their first babies and they have messaged me feeling confused, guilty and panicked about the decisions they are making as new mothers. It got me reminiscing about the months after my first son arrived into our lives and turned everything … Continue reading 10 things all new mum’s should know
“Many men’s salaries aren’t just for them, it’s for their wife and children, too.” This comment about the BBC gender pay gap made by Tom Chambers was apparently taken out of context but regardless it highlights that people do still hold traditional perceptions about who the 'bread winner' in a family is. The man. There … Continue reading Equality in parenting