Sometimes: grace

I have been learning about planning, and grace. For example, one little challenge I’ve given myself to try and get a grip on my eating habits is simply having a tub of my favourite ice cream (a ridiculously sweet, salty, chocolatey, amazing one that I have been eating far too much of recently) in the…

Still Learning

Over the last month I have learnt quite a lot about myself, particularly in the 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge, but sometimes life lessons come in smaller pieces. Mine surprised me in hindsight. I thought I would share them with you as I can imagine both are pretty common.

Happy 2015!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I haven’t written a post in a really long time, but it’s a new year and so I thought I’d start off with a look at the last year, what I managed, and what I didn’t, and what my plans are this year. My child is asleep next to me and so…

My Birth Story: Slow Progress

I wrote most of this for my child, because when you are desperate for your child to turn up you start to talk to them about them maybe moving sometime soon. I hope you find it interesting, amusing, or whatever you need it to be. For me it is a record of a sort and…

My 0lb Pregnancy

A large number of pregnant women will be concerned about gaining (and not losing) the weight common in pregnancy. The media floods us with images and criticisms of famous women pregnant and “fat/larger than life/ballooning” and shames those that don’t return immediately to their original size 0 model sizes. This means there are often articles…

Inducing Labour: My Experience

As you probably all know by now I’m generally not a fan of pregnancy, specifically in myself. I know I have had it lucky the entire way through and there are so many women out there who would be telling me horror stories of vomit-filled 9 months and braxton hicks as well as bladder issues…

Love, Antenatal Depression & Unexpected Baby Showers

Over the past month life has been pretty stressful, and not just because it was Christmas, I turned 25, and busy-ness seems to follow me. I started getting low. Now when I noticed that my moods, motivation and outlook were not normal (for me) I was around 34 weeks pregnant. I am now 38 weeks…

New Year & Resolutions For 2014

This is the time of year that the internet fills with resolutions, challenges, advice, and leftovers from the feasts enjoyed previously. Although I don’t want to bore you all silly I thought I would think over, and write about, the lessons from 2013 and my hopes for 2014.

Explaining Coping Mechanisms Using Computer Games

When you get stressed it can be hard to see a way out or a way to fix the problem. When that stress is bordering on, or full on swimming in, clinical depression, anxiety or pre-/post-natal depression it can feel hopeless and overwhelming.

How I Cut Costs (To The Extreme!)

Babies don’t have to cost the world! Believe me? Not many do and shops don’t help by putting on the pressure of “if you don’t get the most expensive cot/car seat/blanket you just don’t care enough! Bad parent!!!”. You’ve probably already read or heard about my attitude towards clutter and stuff but sometimes even the stuff…