Category Archives: Motherhood

My 6 Steps to Recovery from PND

Following on from my last post about my experience with PND, I thought I’d write about what worked for me in my recovery – short and long term. Talking. I belonged to a mother’s group – not a particularly close … Continue reading

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It’s #bePNDaware week

This week is postnatal depression awareness week. I won’t bang on about stats, suffice to say there’s more women and men who suffer some sort of perinatal (post or antenatal) depression than you would think. I know I did. It’s … Continue reading

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Yesterday I went to an info session on anxiety at PANDA which was presented by Dr RenĂ©e Miller. Anxiety seems to be rearing its ugly head all around me at the moment. I’ve read a number of posts from attendees … Continue reading

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Being broken

There are days where I’m perfectly fine, normal and can conquer the world. And then there is yesterday. I was broken by the end of yesterday. So broken. I can’t think, I can’t handle the whinging, the noise, recalcitrant kids … Continue reading

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Being away from your kids

I’ve worked at home for nearly 10 years now. I started working from home for a couple of reasons: I was a bit bored after getting through the first 14 months of Mitch’s life and to supplement our income. The … Continue reading

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Being a mother of boys only

I can categorically say that I’ve never yearned for a girl. Not in the sense that some do and I’ll do my best to explain what I think that yearning is. It’s the special but sometimes complicated mother/daughter relationship – … Continue reading

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