I've been back in full-time work for nearly 3 months now – almost out of the newborn phase! I feel like any life transition takes at least 3 months to recalibrate to a new normal. The past 11 weeks or so has been an entirely new arrangement, as Freddie started school the week before I … Continue reading Things I’ve learnt about returning to full-time work after babies
I'm starting a full-time (4.5 days a week) job in a week's time. This is a HUGE transition for me after 12 years of self-employment and 8 years of freelance mumming. Am I stressed? Well, yes I'd be lying if I wasn't feeling somewhat anxious, the past week has been punctuated with sleepless nights. But, … Continue reading Returning to work with a bang post-maternity leave – 5 steps to your confident Mumback!
I'm delighted to share a handful of the 5-star reviews currently on Amazon for The Supermum Myth. •••• I discovered Anya on Instagram after the birth of my second when I seeked support for pelvic floor recovery. This woman is amazing and doing such important work for pregnant women and mums. I bought this book … Continue reading Reviews of The Supermum Myth
Work that works? What families need is a working life which offers peace, balance and stability (not to mention enough money to keep you and your children in shoes) without being detrimental to your mental health. Ultimately, we’re searching for the reassurance that we’re not abandoning our children if we need, or want, to work: … Continue reading Supermum meets super career – work that truly works?
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
The link between mental and physical health is inextricable, arguably. But never more so than in pregnancy and motherhood. In the second half of my talk, the case for a physio check up post birth being standard was explored - along with the acknowledgment that there is a very human flaw in pelvic floors - … Continue reading Pelvic flaws: Part 2 of my talk at the Birth trauma conference.