August 2017

The Mother Side / 2017 / August

Three words: isolated, confused, ashamed! Now I look back 18 months I wish someone had told me to stop feeling ashamed and talk about it! I suffered from postnatal and prenatal depression but prenatal depression is the one that scared me the most. All I kept thinking was, why do I feel like this, your meant to feel depressed after the baby right? 18 weeks into the pregnancy and like many other mums, I'd had enough of feeling sick! But then I felt the baby move for the first time (that magical moment...

With the summer holidays in full swing many people will be anxiously awaiting the start of the new term and their child's very first day at school. My son has just finished reception. It's been an amazing year but so different to how I imagined it. This is a letter I've written to the September 2016 me, containing 5 things I wish I'd known 12 months ago. 1. You Are Not Going Back To School! Becoming a "school mum" in a unique social experience. You are suddenly thrown into a "relationship" of...

Recently my husband and I were reminiscing about our pre-baby days. It suddenly dawned on me how much I have changed and how having kids has opened me up to a whole world of opportunities and choices that I never would have considered before. I remember having a picture in my mind of what kind of parent I was going to be. Of course I had no real idea of what was coming, none of us do. I remember turning my nose up when someone at work mentioned cloth nappies....