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...

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

The Shit No One Tells You About Taking Meds During Pregnancy

Most of us take medication at some point during our lives, but what happens to the impact of these when we're pregnant? Steph gives her firsthand account of baby withdrawal and difficult decisions. So will she do things differently this time around? You may be surprised... This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger)....

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

Having A Premature Baby: What I Wanted People To Know

November 17th (the day I'm hitting publish on this blog, because, DUH, I'm just sooo co-ordinated) is World Prematurity Day. Learn how you can support the care of premature babies through Bliss, the charity for babies born premature or sick. I had my son five weeks early, which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't very early at all. Premature pregnancies can be delivered from 24 weeks,...

Guest writers wanted: “The Shit No One Tells You About” series

Guest writers wanted: “The Shit No One Tells You About” series

Being a parent is a role that comes with a lot of 'on-the-job' learning, and there's a whole host of things you have no idea how to deal with until they come up.  Everyone's parenting experience is different, but it can be difficult to get others to understand that. I've written a couple of blogs now on experiences I've had as a Mum and I've shared them amongst others in order to raise some...

Wonky heads and wacky helmets: Our difficult but definitely worth it plagiocephaly journey

Wonky heads and wacky helmets: Our difficult but definitely worth it plagiocephaly journey

One of the most noticeable things about my son was, for a long time, that he wore a corrective helmet. The helmet was for plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome/a wonky head!). Now that he’s no longer wearing it, it feels like the right time for me to write about our treatment journey. This blog contains my experiences and includes medical themes. This is purely based on medical information supplied...