There are only 13 sleeps till the big day; Christmas really has crept up on me this December! So to bring a bit of festive cheer and chat I am doing The Christmas Tag. I was tagged by the lovely Jules over at Pondering Parenthood so let’s get started. What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Love Actually is Christmas to me. I love when they start showing it on TV, you know then that Christmas is just round the corner. From the lovely stories to the broken hearts to the silly songs I love it all!   Where do you usually…

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Recently the media has shone a spotlight on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in new Mums. It seems that thousands of women who experience trauma related to childbirth are going undiagnosed. So why is PTSD in new mothers being missed? A couple of weeks ago I was given a diagnosis of PTSD. After an incredibly traumatic birth of my twin girls resulting in one of them being born sleeping and one of them being in NICU for 9 weeks, it came as no surprise to people close to me. It came as a surprise to me though. And that I…

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Self care is a much talked about subject at the moment. With the rise in conversations about mental health it has become a very important part of recovery. However, self care can mean something different to everyone and whether it is grabbing an hour for yourself with a good book, looking after your body or practising something such as writing in a journal every day to help with mental health it is very important. So if you buying a Christmas gift this year for someone who is a great believer in self care or someone who you think might need…

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about things that you shouldn’t be saying to someone who suffers with anxiety and today I am back with some things you should be saying. I think it can be hard to know what to say to someone with anxiety especially if they become insular or put barriers up. Don’t let the barriers put you off though because that member of your family or friend will need you more than ever even if they haven’t realised it yet. One of the hardest but most important first steps to take when you…

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It’s nearly that time of year when the kids start writing their letters to Santa, my kids have already done it and this year Santa wrote them a letter back too! You just can’t beat the magic of Christmas with kids can you? When that Santa letter drops on the doormat there is a lot of excitement and a huge sign that Christmas is well and truly on it’s way. Magic Santa Letters very kindly offered to do our Santa letters this year I can honestly say that Santa did good this year! These were by far the most magical…

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