Battling Boob Anxiety

When I *finally* weened my eldest I remember the strange voices that came into my head to attack the change. It wasn’t as if she was young, we’d got to 21 months, and when your daughter starts using you as an excuse to avoid bed for a bit longer it’s probably time to stop. Even…

Sugar Highs Are Lows

Recently I’ve been struggling in a number of ways, and although I am trying very hard to find ways to show myself more care. I have always felt there is beauty in the broken, and that honesty is important, so this is the latest on my journey of mental health and motherhood to share with…

News: Again To The Books!

I have news! I think it’s exciting, good news, however, it does come with the disclaimer of: “Well, of course I’m crazy. But life’s more interesting that way!” Today plenty of students across the UK are excitedly finding their results, and then with whatever they find, hoping or searching for a place in their chosen…

Motherhood Diaries: Was That It? Feeling A Kick… Maybe.

A little later than expected but this is my second article for Motherhood Diaries, and it doesn’t really matter to their readers if I’m exactly on the date my article suggest. This is just a little piece I wrote about the ridiculousness of “the first kick” stuff. If interested, check it out: Was That It?…

Knowle Parish Magazine: Mama Vs. Clutter-Monster

(Article written 14th August 2013, and published September 2013.) My name is Elle and I’m clutter-phobic. More specifically impending baby clutter (although adult clutter isn’t much better). I am currently 18 weeks pregnant and shops are taunting me with multicoloured plastic, pink blankets, blue onesies and baby animals on everything. I walk into a department…

First Post for Motherhood Diaries

Although many of you will know a lot of my pregnancy story already, I shared this with the Motherhood Diaries because I hoped it would help others out there. I attempted to portray a positive outlook and hopeful horizons, I hope you agree and would love your feedback! Getting Past Distrust: Pregnancy After A Miscarriage…

Career vs. Motherhood: Politics of Guilt

Women as a whole are very good at judging other women and using guilt to tell each-other that we’re not doing woman-hood properly. I’ve seen it massively in feminism and wedding prep, and it is often in the church too, and it’s sad that it is likely this that is starting to give the basic…

Heritage and History

Recently I’ve been looking to the past. Not in a way that drags me down in regrets, but in a way that helps me find out where I’m from, where my family descended from, what they were doing, where they went and what they did. I wanted to be able to know for sure who…

4.5.12: The End Came Too Soon

Haven’t written in a while because it’s been a hard week. As you all knew, hubby and I let the news of our pregnancy out pretty fast.  It is at times like this that feels a bit like it was the wrong, or hasty, thing to do. Celebrating with people was great but when the…