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...

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...

Why I Give A Shit About Parenting Bloggers Declaring Their Social Media Ads

Why I Give A Shit About Parenting Bloggers Declaring Their Social Media Ads

I moan alot about people not declaring (or not declaring properly) their social media ads. Why? Let me explain. When I found out I was pregnant, I picked up some books on parenting from authors I thought may represent similar views, fears and expectations to me. I watched stand-up shows and Netflix series and sitcoms on mothers, listened to podcasts presented by parents, and read interviews...

The Shit No One Tells You About Being A Mum With OCD

The Shit No One Tells You About Being A Mum With OCD

What first comes to mind when you think of OCD? That mental image of a grey and white perfectly 'hinched' home doesn't really work when the person with OCD is a parent; not least with three kids in the house. Ruby talks through her experience of parenting and working with lifelong OCD. This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the...

Motherhood and Identity, For Me

Motherhood and Identity, For Me

The second you have a child, you change. Your personality grows and develops and takes on new aspects and ditches some old ones. The way you see and prioritise yourself changes. The way you see and prioritise others changes. And the way others see you changes. Who are you now? You're still you. But you're a different you. Motherhood and identity don't need to one and the same or totally...