Some time ago, I was sent a link to a comic strip that depicts what has become known as the ‘mental load of motherhood’. As I read through it, it all felt too real, like the author was inside my head. One of the things that surprised me most about motherhood is the sheer amount of STUFF you need to think about…all the freakin’ time. … Continue reading The Mental Load Of Motherhood
We all know that becoming a parent changes you in many ways. However, one thing they don’t tell you during the parenthood preparation course is that becoming a parent triggers an innate ability to go full on Navy SEAL at any given moment. Like animals who evolve and adapt to avoid being captured by predators, parents evolve and adapt too. Only instead of avoiding capture, … Continue reading Parent Or Ninja?
Pregnancy can be a stressful time for a number of reasons. I won’t delve into the details here, every pregnancy is unique and unfortunately some are tougher than others. As a pregnant mother, it can be so easy to overthink what’s going on inside of you and worry about all the uncertainties that might lie ahead. Because of this, a mother’s self-care during pregnancy is … Continue reading Pregnancy Self-Care: Mind, Body & Soul
We broke one of our rules last night. At around 2am, I lifted my wailing daughter out of her cot and brought her into our bed. Kate hasn’t slept in our bed since she was around 3 months old. But, with the three of us under the weather right now, the rule was worth breaking. Because sleep is precious, and we don’t get enough of … Continue reading Are You There, Sleep? It’s Me, Mummy.
When I was ten years old, a school teacher of mine asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be a mother. I have always wanted to become a mother. As a kid I thought that marrying and having children was the natural progression of life. When I grew older, and less naive, I still wanted … Continue reading Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me?
Bringing Kate into this world was one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I look back and I still can’t believe we did it. Here’s our story. When Sam and I decided to get married we had many discussions about how we planned to start a family early on in our married life. Back then, we were just innocent kids dreaming of what … Continue reading First Two…And Then Three.
I’ve finally taken the plunge. Those closest to me know that I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a blog for a long time. The motivation behind this has changed over the years – as have I – but whatever the inspiration at the time, I’ve just always wanted a little space on the internet to call my own. It will come as no … Continue reading About Kate’s Cradle