You know those days with a small (or even slightly large) baby when you just think, actually it's so much of a palaver getting out of the house, managing last minute poo explosions, potential scream-fests (yours or baby's??), forgotten dummies, lost packets of wipes...some days it just all seems too much and so you opt… Continue reading You’ve got this mamas! The Supermum Myth event in Norwich
As some of you who are regular readers of the blog (hiya! *waves* Very happy to have you here!), you'll know that in November I started my MUTU journey, with a screening of the EMBRACE documentary which blew my mind. As part of that fantastic body confidence campaign, I was offered the chance to trial… Continue reading MUTU – Leaner, Stronger, Fitter, more in control, more confident? Don’t mind if I do!
Late last year Dr Rachel Andrew and I had the huge pleasure of being invited onto the Scummy Mummies podcast to talk about our book The Supermum Myth. It was so much fun recording it and made me realise that laughter truly is the best medicine sometimes, and I don't know about you but laughter… Continue reading Scummy Mummies: How not to feel like a shit mum
I've never really thought of myself as a control freak, I've always thought I was relatively easy going and serene. But I guess, up until I had a baby I had never had to fully relinquish control about anything. From the moment I was induced, any semblance of control that had been set in scribe… Continue reading Control freak? – Motherhood, identity, exhaustion, PND
New year, new you, all the headlines shout enthusiastically. We might write energetic resolutions in our new 2018 journals, or we might shrink further back into the sofa clutching our Merlot and saying bah humbug. Whatever your approach to the new year, you can guarantee that there's an element of transition about the passing of… Continue reading New Year Wellness toolkit
Dry January - are you doing it? Have you done it? Normally the driest my January goes is a dry white wine. I've always been a bit sniffy about abstaining from alcohol for a full smug month - not to mention the fact that January is chock full of family birthdays which means there is… Continue reading Dry January: The impropriety of sobriety
Today is Freddie's birthday. This time 3 years ago I was lying in the postnatal ward, breastfeeding a newborn of two hours old. (Three years later he's still as boob obsessed, but that's for another blog post...). There has been a lot in the media today about birth trauma as today has been the Birth… Continue reading Birth Trauma – Trauma is not a normal part of birth