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MOTHERHOOD

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD

    BECOMING A MUM WHILE LOSING MINE TO ALZHEIMER’S

    There are so many questions you want to ask when having a baby and often, your mum is the first person you turn to. But, Her mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and although she is still here, her mind isn't. This cruel disease has taken away their future together, just when she needed her mum the most…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD

    HOW I REACHED BURNOUT

    The emotional, physical and mental exhaustion slowly crept up on Flic Taylor, as she struggled through the days, spinning all the plates. Until it was too late, and she quit her job and stayed in bed for three weeks.  It's something I'm so aware of - struggling to juggle all the balls in life is too real sometimes. They get dropped, and I feel like I'm running on empty. But how do we know when it's time to stop? Or when to ask for help?…

  • 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, 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...…

  • INSPIRING, MOTHERHOOD, SOCIAL MEDIA

    PARENTING AS A SOLO MUM

    e are sold this idea that: we grow-up, meet a partner, have kids... but of course it doesn't work like that.  For Mel as she reached the latter half of her 30's she became aware that her desire to have a baby was actually clouding her judgement when dating. So she decided to follow a different root as solo parent.…

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

    FERTILITY JOURNEY OF A GERIATRIC MUM

    I vividly remember being told that after 35 you are considered geriatric in terms of fertility and pregnancy! The shock! I could have sworn I was young just a moment ago!? Fortunately, the terminology has moved on but doesn't mean find yourself in that bracket isn't without its challenges as Liberty Mills explains...…

  • MOTHERHOOD, USEFUL, WORK & MONEY

    TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT MONEY

    Of all the topics that I write about, 'money' is the one that tends to elicit the strongest and more intense reaction. Add to the current economic climate and it really is a subject that is front of mind. Here Mum to three boys, Money blogger and Head of Brand at Starling Bank Rachel Kerrone offers some great advice on how to talk to kids about money: …