"I'm feeling like a big fat ball of anxiety and stress". That's pretty succinct actually. But not good. Definitely not good.
I say Parenting Course and you think what? •"What you trying to say? That I’m shit at parenting!” •“Oh god, sitting around with strangers talking about what I do wrong, don’t think so” •“I’m all good thanks, I don’t need it. My parenting is great" I am a parent of 3. They range from sassy … Continue reading Insta-Parenting-Win
So this is a post that has been floating round my mind for some time. Every time I hear women mentioning feeling pre-menstrual, commenting on medicating the side effects, or speaking out about their mental health I have added more thoughts. Then, the other night my eldest who's ten asked to have one of our chats at bedtime and … Continue reading Lets talk about periods.
I haven't written an entry for 3 years! I cant remember if I decided to stop or if life simply got in the way. When I said its been 3 years, my husband pointed out that we were then, in the midst of sleep deprivation hell with a 3rd (and final) child. That might have … Continue reading Its been a while (and how things have changed)
I am a working mum. Over this lovely festive period I was sat on the sofa in my parents house and my middle child was sat next to me. Something amusing happened, I can't recall but I must have laughed out loud. My son said "Mummy, I never hear you laugh". It was a proper … Continue reading I am a working mum, working hard to be mum.
Today I was immersed in the unpleasant horror of domestic violence. This is part of my job. But today it wasn't the actual acts of violence or control that I was supporting someone through. Today I was witnessing the long-term and, I guess, bigger picture of domestic abuse. I was experiencing the system allow a … Continue reading Domestic violence.
The WORLD has a mental health day. What does that tell us? It should tell us that mental health awareness is really important and is valued equally across the continents. That's not it though, is it? We have world mental health day to attempt to focus people's mind on this issue that, whilst being crazily … Continue reading Mentally unwell? The world has a day for you.
I'm thinking about myself; which pieces of me come from where, at what stage of life, which piece of me was winning. Some of this comes from having children. I watch mine growing and changing and I wonder which pieces of them are from me or their dad (none of them have proven to be … Continue reading The pieces of me
Summer. Almost six weeks with my children and I LOVED it. Seriously. I've heard a lot of 'thank god school is starting' or 'so glad we've got through the 6weeks' and I don't know how to respond because it gets me uncomfortable . I want to shout 'but it's wonderful, I don't want it to … Continue reading Summer love