I think it's pretty well documented these days how hard parenting is. It's great that people feel comfortable enough to open up and talk about the 'bad' side, especially when it comes to post-natal depression for example. We all know that children come with a barrage of stress, worry and a constant state of exhaustion … Continue reading 11 ways kids are natural antidepressants
Blowing dandelions 😊
Last year my partner, John, had a major depressive episode. It had been building for months but I put it down to his shift work, tiredness, grieving over his dad and other family issues. Unfortunately it came out as anger, and seeing as I was the closest one to him, I bore the brunt of … Continue reading How to help a partner with depression
I didn't realise how much a building could affect you. Just a pile of bricks, a few rooms, somewhere to lay your head at the end of a long day. I've never felt that sense of pride in a house before because I've never had one to call my own. We moved that many times … Continue reading New home, fresh start
Molly celebrating her 4th birthday at Legoland. Her face says it all!
My Twitter notifications were going crazy the other day, and for a moment I thought I'd posted something controversial (I don't shy away from it), but then realised that the lovely Manal from itsmamaxo.com had nominated me to take part in The Versatile Blogger Award. It's a great way of getting to know fellow … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award