For my last post for Maternal Mental Health Matters Week I am doing a collaboration with the wonderful Lucy from the blog Mrs H’s Favourite Things. We have both had quite the journey with our mental health and we are both Mummy’s too. We know how important it is to look after yourself when you are suffering with your mental health especially when you’re a Mum. It is not just important to look after yourself, not only when you are feeling low but also when you are doing okay because it is often when we stop looking after ourselves that… View Post

This week I am focusing on maternal mental health for Maternal Mental Health Matters Week. I talk as openly as I can about my own story and my experiences with anxiety but today I am handing over to Karis from the blog Two x Twenty Five. Speaking out about our mental health struggles is brave whether we do it on a platform like this one or speaking to our nearest and dearest. This is Karis’ story. Maternal Mental Health is a subject very close to my heart. As an anxiety sufferer and a mother myself I am pleased to share… View Post

This week is Maternal Mental Health Matters week and hopefully the Internet will be going mad with people talking about it. I want to talk about it too, in fact I do talk about it quite a lot but so many people still don’t. Over the week I will be sharing some mental health related posts from me and other Mums too. To kick us off here’s why I think maternal mental health really does matter. According to the Maternal Mental Health Alliance ‘More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year… View Post

The day I bought my tiny baby home weighing just over 4lbs was the most overwhelming day I have ever experienced. We waited all day for discharge papers, prescriptions and doctors notes. We were given a first aid course, instructions on how to measure out her medicines and our car seat was checked. At around 7pm in the evening we finally walked out with her to take her home and to meet her little brother. The days that followed were intense, we had to not only settle into a feeding and sleeping routine but we had round the clock medical… View Post

Summer is round the corner and that means more days out with the kids. I love taking the kids out on fun days out but I do find myself packing everything including the kitchen sink and still forgetting something! I have put together my top 5 things to take with you on a day out with the kids. These are the things that I just can’t do without when we are out and about. Drinks & Snacks – Anyone elses kids always hungry? If I stopped to get Little Man something to eat every time he said he was hungry… View Post