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THOUGHT-PROVOKING

  • EMOTIONAL, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIFE AFTER MY MUM DIED

    Losing a parent is inevitable. Here Sally of @life_lemonaid tries to make sense of losing her Mum, from the painful moments, to organising a funeral that felt fitting, right through to how she believes her Mothers legacy lives on. A intimate, emotional list:…

  • BODY IMAGE, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    FAKE BUMPS & DISCRIMINATION. HOW FASHION FAILS PREGNANT WOMEN

    Having previously navigated the shady bits of the industry to carve herself a successful career as a model, Louise aka @mamasstillgotit_  was shocked to learn that becoming pregnant would curtail her chance of finding new jobs, and not for the reasons you might think. You see, those pregnant mamas we see in the press; they are just models with foam bumps strapped to them which is damaging for many reasons, as Louise explain in this list:…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, USEFUL

    THE REASON I STRUGGLE AS A STEPMUM

    The are approximately 500 thousand step-families in the UK, yet the experience of the Stepparent can often be largely unspoken about. Which is why this list from Cilla aka @thestepmumsclub is so refreshing. She talks of wanting to build a relationship with birth Mothers and struggling to voice the challenges and bumps in the road without being automatically cast in a hugely negative role.…

  • MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WORK LIFE BALANCE? NOT ME

    We are all sold a dream of 'Work/Life Balance', but is it ever possible? Especially when life isn't as black and white.Nicola Washington muses the grey area that is the domestic load and questions the emotional burden of it not being considered 'work' whilst not necessarily leaving one fulfilled enough to be considered 'Living' in the sense we are suppose to desire.…

  • EMOTIONAL, HEALTH, INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    THANKFUL FOR PND

    PND is brutal and something you wouldn't wish on any parent. The fact that it taints such a precious chapter of your life is just awful. However, in this reflective piece Jennie Frost concludes that in actual fact she is grateful to the lows her mental health has bought her, because it makes her better able to appreciate the highs.…

  • HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, WORK & MONEY

    WHY I BECAME A MIDWIFE (AND WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT)

    A midwife has the capacity to make a huge difference to one of the most significant moment in a woman's life and indeed the start of another life too. But what is labour like from the otherside? As the intro to her book says: "No sleep for twenty hours. No food for ten. And a ward full of soon-to-be mothers… Welcome to the life of a midwife." Leah Hazard tells all about how she found herself 'catching baby's':…

  • EMOTIONAL, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    FINDING HAPPINESS AGAIN

    Human's capacity for survival is like nothing else. Often that is because even faced with the most unthinkable sadness, we still have with no option but to get-up and carry on, to dig deep and somehow put one foot in front of the other. This list by Sarah Tobin is a shining example of this: and how she, with the help of tapping therapy, has managed to find happiness after the devastating loss of her baby daughter.…

  • BODY IMAGE, FUNNY, HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIFE AS A DEAF PERSON.

    This list from @marthamonks on Life as a Deaf Person made me giggle on several occasions. The fact that 'drunk-signing' is a thing (course it is) made me delight. Apart from being frank, funny and all together fabulous. Martha's account of being Deaf Parents to Hearing kids also offers tons of insight into the nuances of the Deaf community.…