Baptism: CAAAAAAAKE

Needless to say (but I will anyway), I love cake. Not every type and flavour of cake, but most of them, and a lot of them. Yes. I love cake. Cake is what I make when I’m feeling sad, angry, happy, bored, and it was definitely something I was going to make for Cub.

"I'm Angry" & How I Healed

It is now over a year since I had my second miscarriage, lost the child that I have since come to call Kari. Shortly after I went through a point of feeling incredibly angry, and although it was done in a blog post form, it was never published. It’s only now that I feel I…

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…

Worth (Part II): You Are Chosen & Anointed

Sometimes we can put far too much emphasis on others to give us worth; this can mean that if we are not given the job we wanted, or feelings are not reciprocated by a special someone, or you just don’t feel noticed for your skills, it can lead to feelings of worthlessness. We can start…

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.