If you've ever been unfortunate enough to experience anxiety, you'll be all too familiar with the physical symptoms: Rapid heartbeat Shortness of breath Shaking Sweating Nausea, etc I've had them all, including really obscure ones like feeling my tongue had swollen up to twice its size, itching all over like I'd had an allergic reaction, … Continue reading Writing myself off – is this the worst symptom of anxiety?
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
It's no secret that kids are walking, talking breeding grounds for all kinds of bacteria and germs. Their non-existent immune systems take an absolute battering in the first few years, and nothing prepared me for the amount of illness that Molly came down with. Her health is the one thing that still sets my anxiety off, … Continue reading 11 tips on surviving winter with health anxiety and sick toddlers
I've been full of self-doubt recently, plagued by recurring thoughts along the lines of "you're not engaging in enough stimulating activities with Molly", and "she's spending way too much time on the iPad". A lot of this is down to my Pure OCD, but also the dreaded mum-guilt has been awoken and stuck her claws well and truly in. … Continue reading Am I doing enough for my 3 year old?
I have a new obsession at the moment, her name is Bryony Gordon and she is brilliant. I am in the middle of listening to all of her Mad World podcasts (the one with Mandy Stevens had me in tears), and am midway through her fantastic book, Mad Girl. I almost woke my daughter up with … Continue reading Pure OCD – A Revelation
I have mostly got my anxiety under control these days, but there are certain situations where it comes rushing back to temporarily take over my brain. Planning a night out with friends is one of these situations. A night out is very rare these days. Mostly because the nature of my business means that I … Continue reading Stages of anxiety when going out for the night
Warning: contains triggers This week (1st - 7th May) is the UK's first Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, and is being led by the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership. This is such a great initiative, I honestly don't know one single mum who hasn't experienced some kind of change in their mental health after having a … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week and My Post Natal Anxiety