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. You can read all about it here. This is such a great initiative, I honestly don't know one single mum who hasn't experienced some kind of change in … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week and My Post Natal Anxiety
For years being anxious was the absolute bane of my life. It was like having a really annoying gatecrasher turn up to completely ruin your party. At times it was soul destroying, frightening and lonely. On my dark days when I would have continuous panic attacks I thought I was losing my mind or that … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why I Love Anxiety
As many of you know I am an anxiety sufferer. While I have mostly got it under control, the one thing that still gives it power is my daughter's health. Like most babies, she had a torrent of constant illness as her immune system was developing, in particular ear infections (15 in about 8 months). … Continue reading Meningitis B vaccine and health anxiety progression