Children’s Mental Health Week 2022: My Story

As we draw to the end of this years Children’s Mental Health Week, I’ve found myself reflecting on my own mental health as a child and how it has affected me now as an adult. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in the classroom will experience a mental health problem and many moreContinue reading “Children’s Mental Health Week 2022: My Story”

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Postnatal Depression – Chapter Two: Things Get Worse Before They Get Better

(Everyone’s struggle with depression and anxiety is different, unique to them and valid. Everything shared in this post is just my own personal feelings and experiences.) **Trigger warning – mention of intrusive thoughts and self harm** “I just want to feel like me again” My initial appointment with the doctor was a blur if I’mContinue reading “Postnatal Depression – Chapter Two: Things Get Worse Before They Get Better”

Postnatal Depression – Chapter One: I Needed Help

(Everyone’s struggle with depression and anxiety is different, unique to them and valid. Everything shared in this post is just my own personal feelings and experiences) “I’m fine. Im just tired” How many times have you found yourself automatically responding with “I’m fine. I’m just tired.” whenever anyone asks how you are? Too many timesContinue reading “Postnatal Depression – Chapter One: I Needed Help”

Review: The Oopsie Heroes Bedwetting Alarm | oopsieheroes.com

Lets talk night time toilet training. Flynn has been dry throughout the day for the past 2 years now, however night time is a completely different story (and not through lack of trying I can assure you)! We have tried restricting drinks near to bedtime, lifting him out to go to the toilet when myselfContinue reading “Review: The Oopsie Heroes Bedwetting Alarm | oopsieheroes.com”

Review: Chalkola Chalk Markers | chalkola.com

I don’t know about you but since being on lockdown, I have found myself becoming so much more creative and have been spending a lot more time trying to find various different outlets for this new found creativity. I have dabbled a few times in the past with chalk markers but other brands I haveContinue reading “Review: Chalkola Chalk Markers | chalkola.com”

Review: Melissa & Doug Wooden Toys | hellobabydirect.com

Wooden vs plastic…that is the question. With 3 children, finding toys that are well made and built to last has become a huge importance to our family, especially when the inevitable “He’s not sharing Mummy!” fights start happening and toys just end up getting a bit of a battering. The cheap, plastic toys just don’tContinue reading “Review: Melissa & Doug Wooden Toys | hellobabydirect.com”

Going From One Child to Two

So, you’re surviving life with your first child pretty well? Congratulations! Who knew something so small could make your heart grow so big and turn your world completely upside down, right? Well…Just wait until baby number two comes crashing into your lives! You’ve been there, done that with all the baby books, the sleepless nights,Continue reading “Going From One Child to Two”

Review: My Top 5 Pregnancy Items

From bump support bands to multiple pregnancy vitamins and supplements, there are so many products out there at the moment that its easy to become overwhelmed with deciding what you need and what you don’t when it comes to surviving pregnancy. As a mother of 3 children, I’ve tried my fair share of products overContinue reading “Review: My Top 5 Pregnancy Items”