• HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH

    MY PARTNER, CANNABIS & ME

    Regular readers will know that most often these lists are reflective: written as someone comes to terms with an aspects of their life. This one is different, the author (who wishes to remain anonymous) is in the thick of it, her partners use of cannabis is very much a 'now'.…

  • MOTHERHOOD, PREGNANCY, BIRTH & BABY'S

    CRY BABY

    Here's the thing. Baby's aren't always a bundle of joy. Actually, some of them can be the opposite. It may not often be spoken about but some babies are criers. And for their parents its testing emotionally and mentally. Not least because frequently nobody can say when exactly the torturous wailing will end, something Katie Beer experience firsthand with her first child.…

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD, MUST READ, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    I’M NOT THE NANNY AND OTHER ASSUMPTIONS

    As a white British Women I am increasingly aware of my own privilege, and rightly so. For many subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) racism is a day to day issue, whether that be the way you are greeted at the local playgroup or even the care you receive on the labour ward. Luisa Brown sheds light on the assumptions she has encountered.…

  • INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    GASLIGHTING AKA PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

    This list from Eliza list comes with a trigger warning as it focuses on abuse. But the unique and particularly heart-wrenching thing about this type of abuse is that it is hard to pin point. There are no physical manifestation to serve as hard evidence; instead the bruises a psychological and emotional. …