Due to personal and family history with mental health issues, my biggest fear about becoming a new mum was that i would develop post-natal depression or the lesser spoken about, postpartum psychosis. Whilst it turns out that i've been lucky, other's haven't been so lucky. As with depression, post-natal depression doesn't discriminate apart from targeting … Continue reading Post-natal depression: A reminder for us all.
A whole year has passed since we welcomed our little bundle of joy into our arms here in Australia. Actually, it's been 14 months but I have been meaning to write this for a while, two whole months if we're being precise!! But, anyone with kids or just anyone creeping close to 30 knows that … Continue reading One year on as an expat mum
It's well known that being a single mum is tough and we often hear of the struggles these hard working women face but a lot of them will admit they rely on the support from their family and friends to help them raise their child, as do couples with children. I recently read a post by Constance … Continue reading An Expat Mum Without Her ‘Village’.
Parents are full of advice for first time mum’s and feel it’s their duty to try and prepare you for what lies ahead. People quite often joked that my life as I knew it was over. Whilst my rational mind knew that wasn’t the case and things would just be different, it was the first few … Continue reading The life with a newborn I wasn’t prepared for….
The internet is full of blogs and advice on "10 ways to bond with your bump" and "tips for expectant mothers to love your bump". These tips involve everything from singing and talking to your bump, massaging your bump, playing music to your bump an so on. I've read forum after forum of expectant mother's … Continue reading ‘The Bump’ and Detachment
Dear Dad, It’s been 13 long years since I last saw your face, since I waved goodbye to you in the back of that ambulance whilst my head nestled into mum’s protective embrace. The thing is Dad, It was like I always knew I was going to lose you. The day you and mum parted … Continue reading A letter to you, Dad.
Isn't it funny how life has a way of working things out!? One day you can wake up and find yourself heading in a completely unexpected direction and something that was once never a priority can become the most important thing in the world. I have recently had a clear out of my laptop and … Continue reading To ‘Settle’ or Keep Going.