The face of postnatal mental illness.

Depression and anxiety have no face. There is no look to it. There is no one way. No one size fits all. You can't (and shouldn't!) look at someone and say 'oh they don't have a mental health issue.' This selfie was taken the other day with my 2 beauties. I said cheeeeeeese big smiles... Continue Reading →

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Self care. It matters.

I twisted my knee getting off the floor trying to avoid a bloody toy and it's been a bit sore since. So I've seen a physio. Obviously the leg needed to make an appearance for a massage and I pulled up my pant leg to reveal what can only be described as chewbaccas face glued... Continue Reading →

I’m sorry, I’m just…

Dear friends and family. I'm sorry I have been so absent lately. I'm sorry if I've missed your birthdays, your events. If I've flaked last minute to see you, I'm sorry. I see your messages and I go to reply but I'm not sure what to say most of the time. I value our friendship,... Continue Reading →

Those first few days.

Those first few days. Double maternity pad wearing, child bearing Hips ache, belly shakes. Thirsty hungry both of us. Ring the bell, not cause a fuss. Midwife comes, milk the boob. Yellow liquid gold, perfect food. Those first few days. Little man sleepy time. All the time. Midwife says the birth turned out fine. Stitches... Continue Reading →

12 truths about the end of pregnancy.

We are in the throes of it right now. 38 weeks and quickly/slowly counting. And by we I mean me. Because really dear Husband, you are my rock, my support, but you don't know what this is feeling like. I tried explaining to him, the soreness feels. That heavy, weighing down feeling where everything is... Continue Reading →

Relatability. Or not.

I'm not sure I am relatable to you. At all. I'm not sure my posts ring true to anyone. I just ramble. But I ramble honestly. These random things that I write about actually happen. Not made up. For some reason weird things happen. This has been like this for my whole life. A bit... Continue Reading →

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