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’.
The anticipation of flying (long-haul especially) with a baby can be daunting! Before my recent trip from Australia to the UK i was full of questions and considerations and was pretty terrified i was going to be scowled at by the passengers and remembered as THAT mum with THAT baby. Let's face it, we've all … Continue reading Flying long-haul with a baby – Your questions answered.
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….