If you feel physically weak after having babies it can have a domino effect on your emotional energy, feelings of competence, self-confidence, your sense of identity. This can spiral negatively, leading to self-doubt and self-criticism, which impacts on your health and happiness. Taking ownership of your postnatal physical recovery creates positive momentum, which can influence all … Continue reading Your postnatal strength is so important for your mental health
Pelvic floor exercises - we know we need to do them, right? But we forget, or we skip it in favour of eating a biscuit, or we're not sure HOW to do them so we don't do them for fear of getting it wrong. Does this sound familiar? The problem is, we then fall into … Continue reading Pelvic floor exercises – am I doing them right?
Being a ‘Good Enough’ Mum There is so much pressure on us to be a 'perfect mum' - the Supermum ideal is something that hovers over us perpetually like a helicopter in pursuit of a runaway criminal. The first step in releasing your Supermum ideal is to discover what it means to you to be … Continue reading The importance of being a ‘good enough mum’
Sometimes having children can be like watching a time-lapse video. It takes my breath away how quickly phases seem to have passed when looking back, despite feeling like a hundred years when you’re in the thick of them…colic, explosive nappies, into-everything, tantrums, negotiations, picking-your-battles, sleep please please fricking sleep. How can this day NOT BE … Continue reading Motherhood: the long kiss hello