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...

Being skint and being sociable… struggling to find the balance

Being skint and being sociable… struggling to find the balance

When I was pregnant, I was told that when the baby arrived, I'd save loads of money by "not going out drinking". I don't know how much people thought I used to drink, but I can assure you, exactly the opposite happened with my financial situation. I'm not here to give financial advice and this blog is purely based on my own experience. Speak to a professional if you need help with your finances,...

My experience with Birth Reflections counselling

My experience with Birth Reflections counselling

My experience giving birth seemed to fly by in a blur of hyper-emotion, dull physical pain and still-scenes from my hospital bed playing back in my mind. Looking back on it afterward, I had questions, so I attended Birth Reflections counselling to try and fill in the blanks. Please note this is my personal experience and the info given on the practicalities of the counselling was correct when I...

Post-natal PTSD… and me

Post-natal PTSD… and me

For me, the initials 'PTSD' conjure up mental images of injured servicemen and older people who have been through vastly traumatic historical experiences needing help to work through them mentally at a later date. I'm neither of those things, so somehow I'd never expected to be diagnosed with it myself. Yet, here we are, and I've just finished my first (and hey, hopefully only, right?) course of...