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EMOTIONAL

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    THE REALITY OF A NICU PARENT

    My heart was in my mouth while reading this list from Sam @the_nicu_mummy. The fear and the anxiety around your child being ill is just horrendous. For Sam, her nightmare began during pregnancy and then straight after giving birth, her baby boy was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is somewhere you never hope to find yourself.…

  • EMOTIONAL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I LEFT MY ABUSIVE HUSBAND

    This powerful list was written after the writer's abusive relationship ended but those chest-tightening feelings of anxiety are still ever-present. The unrelenting fear she lived with for years isn't far below the surface and she still crumbles even in the gentlest breeze, and yet her strength shines through. Thank you so much for sharing your important story...…

  • EMOTIONAL, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MY HUSBAND IS A RECOVERING GAMBLER

    Each year, hundreds of people take their own lives because of a gambling addiction. That's a shocking statistic. When I think of addiction, my mind usually goes straight to wondering what life must be like for the person directly affected, but I don't always think about their loved ones. And actually, their lives are turned completely upside down as well. As this anonymous writer shares, all trust was lost in her relationship, and she had no idea how what to do or how she would cope... …

  • EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    POSTNATAL DEPRESSION

    After my first baby, I was exhausted, lonely, terrified and felt like I was walking through glue, but assumed this was normal; this was how all new mums felt, wasn't it? It was only later, when I looked back, I realised I'd been suffering from postnatal depression. Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week starts tomorrow and with that in mind Iwona Pinkowicz wanted to share her incredibly honest story about how she had to reach breaking point before she was diagnosed with PND...…

  • EMOTIONAL, FUNNY, MUST READ

    2020 IN 10 FEELINGS

    This one comes courtesy of Sally Darby founder of @mums_like_us  who wanted to share her experience of Covid with MS (and 2 small kids). As I read on 'another-Friday-that may-as-well-have-been-a-Tuesday' I felt like she was managing to put into the words the feelings of many of us over this last year. Here it is:…

  • BODY IMAGE, EMOTIONAL, HEALTH

    BYE BYE BOOBS

    Anyone who follows Carly on Instagram (if you don't you should) will likely be in awe of how she has emerged from what has been an extremely challenging chapter in a way that is inspiring to witness. On a recent post celebrating life post-chemo and post-surgery she wrote: "one small step at a time, moving forwards, growing, healing & living." This is an 'ode to her boobs' ahead of a double mastectomy:…

  • EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, MUST READ

    NARCISSISTIC & SEXUAL ABUSE IN A RELATIONSHIP

    This list has been in my 'to put live' file for a long time (thank you April for your patience). Though I am passionate about sharing tricky subjects I am also wary of trying to judge the mood. As such I have found myself waiting for the 'right time' to share this; the fact is there is no 'right time'. So here it is. …