The Postnatal Podcast; talking new motherhood, identity, baby loss, pregnancy after loss, sobriety and mental health

If you think that title is a mouthful, wait till you listen to the episode…

I was so overwhelmed to be invited to be part of Maisie Nicholls’ ‘The Postnatal Podcast’ that despite being way out of my comfort zone, I couldn’t refuse.

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The beauty experiment of 2020

When it comes to beauty treatments, I guess I’m medium to low maintenance kind of girl.

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How clean is your house? Post lockdown cleaning tips for a safe family home

It’s one thing having a tidy house and another having a clean house. And it’s a whole different ball game when you are emerging tentatively from a global pandemic.

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Wellbeing comes in all shapes and sizes

Wellbeing. It’s a 21st century buzz phrase that gets used all over with little consideration. But what exactly does wellbeing mean to you? To me? To each other?

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I want to ride my lockdown bicycle

I have no doubt that one day we will look back to this time and one of our lasting memories as a family will be experiencing it on wheels.

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10 things I have learnt about home schooling

I’ve flippantly declared over the years that at many a fork in the road, I have felt a pull towards doing teacher training. Maybe it’s in my genes, coming from a long line of teachers and head teachers, with so many of my prior generation working in education and social care. Or, perhaps it has always appealed to do something truly giving back to the next generation; chasing a dream of a vocation, and big ideas of being everyone’s favourite teacher.

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10 reasons why I gave up drinking alcohol

I’m coming up to two years sober which is something I never thought I’d hear myself say. The story isn’t new, and it’s all here on the blog already, but as I have found my stride and my confidence alcohol free in a booze loving world, it’s time for the sober story, 2020 edition.

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How to raise an optimistic child

An important mentality that is often forgotten is optimism. It’s a valuable outlook because it can make us feel self-assured, positive and motivated to try different things and take risks.

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Modern Motherhood – A post for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 #MHAW2020

In an era where Women are encouraged to have it all, there is little wonder so many Mothers go through struggles with their mental health. Growing up with ambition and enthusiasm for both academia and career, it always frustrated me when I was asked whether I would pursue my career after having children – I could not fathom why I couldn’t possibly have both.

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Positives in the pandemic; Coming off antidepressants

I’ve spoken openly and without shame about mental health for some time, in hope that it provides a small offering of solidarity; how motherhood and it’s challenges affect real people, real women, real Mum’s. Mum’s like me.

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