What Are Kegels and Why Should You Be Doing Them?

I often post on my Instagram stories attempting positivity and reminding my followers to stay hydrated, wear their SPF, treat themselves well and to do their Kegels. But last week a close friend messaged me to ask, “uh Lex, what are Kegels?” and I realised that...

The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

This story is that of the author’s experience and may or may not reflect anyone else’s. For information, advice and tailored support services, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are on-hand to discuss options with all pregnant people. The author of this piece has...

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

TW: Pregnancy termination, pregnancy loss, death, sexual assault, graphic descriptions of medical procedures. This gets graphic and uncomfortable, so please don't read on if you feel that these themes could upset you. Statistics referred to in this piece have come...

There is no ‘right’ age to have a baby. Period.

When I pulled back my freshly dyed purple hair, slicked on some lipgloss and grabbed a big rucksack to spend my 30th birthday partying with my friends in a field festival-style, I did not envisage having a child less than a year later. The prospect of having a baby...

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

Mixed heritage people are one of the fastest growing demographics in the British population and can face unique challenges and racism. As children, mixed heritage people may not be considered easily identifiable as the child of their parent/s upon first glance -...

The Shit No One Tells You About Going Through A Miscarriage

We know that miscarriage happens in 1 in 5 pregnancies, but it's estimated that the figure could be as high as 1 in 4; because not everyone knows they're going through it. Emily is one of the women that has been through the devastating experience of losing her baby...

How Running Became My Motherhood Therapy

I took up running as a way of getting in some exercise combined with baby-free time almost 2 years ago, and quickly found in it a great way of getting out, about and relatively fit post-partum. I still run today, but a comment I read on social media last week has made...

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Everyone has someone that they're 'friends' with on a social media channel who posts reams and reams of photos of the same thing… that you just don't give a shit about. For some people, it's horses or cars or terrible memes. For others, it's their pets or their home...

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

All over the country, Surestart Children's Centres lie closed, empty or replaced with private services. In Norfolk, it wasn't until October 2019 that Children's Centres closed their doors for the last time. A year prior, the local Council held a public consultation on...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of...
What Are Kegels and Why Should You Be Doing Them?

What Are Kegels and Why Should You Be Doing Them?

I often post on my Instagram stories attempting positivity and reminding my followers to stay hydrated, wear their SPF, treat themselves well and to do their Kegels. But last week a close friend messaged me to ask, “uh Lex, what are Kegels?” and I realised that perhaps this term wasn’t as well known as I had assumed. Anyone who has given birth will likely have been reminded of their importance...

The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

The Shit No One Tells You About Terminating A Pregnancy… And Not Regretting It

This story is that of the author’s experience and may or may not reflect anyone else’s. For information, advice and tailored support services, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service are on-hand to discuss options with all pregnant people. The author of this piece has chosen to stay anonymous but I should make clear here that Eat Weep Mum Repeat supports everyone's choice to make decisions about...

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

I chose not to have an abortion. But I believe everyone should have the choice.

TW: Pregnancy termination, pregnancy loss, death, sexual assault, graphic descriptions of medical procedures. This gets graphic and uncomfortable, so please don't read on if you feel that these themes could upset you. Statistics referred to in this piece have come from a variety of sources, including the NHS, British Pregnancy Advisory Service, UN, World Health Organisation, Guttmacher Institute...

There is no ‘right’ age to have a baby. Period.

There is no ‘right’ age to have a baby. Period.

When I pulled back my freshly dyed purple hair, slicked on some lipgloss and grabbed a big rucksack to spend my 30th birthday partying with my friends in a field festival-style, I did not envisage having a child less than a year later. The prospect of having a baby didn't even cross my mind. After all, what kind of parent spends their weekends blind-drunk on prosecco wearing fishnets and pouting...

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

The Shit No One Tells You About Raising A Mixed Heritage Child

Mixed heritage people are one of the fastest growing demographics in the British population and can face unique challenges and racism. As children, mixed heritage people may not be considered easily identifiable as the child of their parent/s upon first glance - spurring on a whole host of (often unwanted) questions, commentary and critique. Adele became a mum to a mixed heritage daughter with...

The Shit No One Tells You About Going Through A Miscarriage

The Shit No One Tells You About Going Through A Miscarriage

We know that miscarriage happens in 1 in 5 pregnancies, but it's estimated that the figure could be as high as 1 in 4; because not everyone knows they're going through it. Emily is one of the women that has been through the devastating experience of losing her baby before birth and here she shares her story of medical management, mental health frustration and perhaps most importantly, hope. She...

How Running Became My Motherhood Therapy

How Running Became My Motherhood Therapy

I took up running as a way of getting in some exercise combined with baby-free time almost 2 years ago, and quickly found in it a great way of getting out, about and relatively fit post-partum. I still run today, but a comment I read on social media last week has made me re-consider my relationship with the sport. Ashley Cain, father to the beautiful Azaylia Diamond and reality TV star, posted...

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Am I Boring The Shit Out Of Everyone By Posting Baby Pics Online?

Everyone has someone that they're 'friends' with on a social media channel who posts reams and reams of photos of the same thing… that you just don't give a shit about. For some people, it's horses or cars or terrible memes. For others, it's their pets or their home or random dance videos. But the one that seems to provoke the most derision? Spark the most bitter conversations and dismissive of...

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

Why New Parents Now Should Give A Shit About Children’s Centres Closing

All over the country, Surestart Children's Centres lie closed, empty or replaced with private services. In Norfolk, it wasn't until October 2019 that Children's Centres closed their doors for the last time. A year prior, the local Council held a public consultation on closing 80% of the centres. Proposals were to replace them with centralised, lesser, mainly virtual services. Around 5,000 people...

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

The Shit No One Tells You About Parenting When You Have An Invisible Illness

There are over 14 million people disabled people in the UK who each live with unique talents and challenges in their daily life; and those with invisible illnesses often go misunderstood. For those that are parents, particularly to young children, there's lots of workarounds and things to consider that many people won't have ever thought of. Rachel talks through her experience as a mum to a...