Freelancing and Working from Home with a Toddler

Freelancing and Working from Home with a Toddler

I had lost my temper at a shitty boss and decided to go full-time self-employed about a year before I found out that I was pregnant. Anyone who has had a child realises this timing is not ideal, but I was that naive about it all, I assumed that "duh, I work at home, of course I can manage that with a kid around!". I quickly learnt that wasn't quite the case. Working from home with a toddler is...

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...

Dog, meet Baby. Introducing our Staffie to our Son

Dog, meet Baby. Introducing our Staffie to our Son

Long before I discovered I was pregnant, we re-homed a Staffordshire Bull Terrier who had been puppy-farmed and had come to the end of her useful life for her owners. Elle, who was about 4 years old when I was expecting, isn't the 'dangerous dog' Staffies seem to so often get a bad rep for. She's more Staffordshire Bull Toddler than she is Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and I'm fairly sure that she...

My Choice of Post-Partum Contraception

My Choice of Post-Partum Contraception

OK, so I knew while still pregnant that I didn't want to have any more children after my firstborn; and was repeatedly horrified by the fact that no sooner had I evacuated my unintentional but beautiful creation from my body, multiple Midwives, HCAs and Doctors felt the need to immediately inform me that if I wanted to try for another, now was the time. WERE THEY FUCKING JOKING?! I was reassured...

The Shit No One Tells You About Becoming ‘The Other Parent’

The Shit No One Tells You About Becoming ‘The Other Parent’

Relationships break up, but when there's a child involved, things can get tricky. A brilliantly honest and upfront Dad gives his account of moving out, moving on, and continuing to be a positive parent. To co-parenting... and beyond! This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger).  'The Shit No One Tells You...