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...

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...
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)....

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...

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...

The Shit No One Tells You About Having Twins… And A Toddler

The Shit No One Tells You About Having Twins… And A Toddler

One baby is hard. Two babies are tougher. But twin babies when you already have a toddler in the house? PHEW. Sarah juggles three children and having, well, a life, on a daily basis. How does she manage? Well, there's more to it than just buying three of everything... This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on EatWeepMumRepeat, and not Lex (the usual blogger). '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...

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 Looking After Other People’s Kids

The Shit No One Tells You About Looking After Other People’s Kids

Lots of people dream of having a nanny to look after their kids outside of school hours and help run the home. Yet working with children in such an in-depth way really builds relationships with them and often, they become de-facto family. In this blog, a nanny gives her views (and scoops!) on what it's really like looking after other people's children. This is a guest post, written by an author...

The Shit No One Tells You About Children’s Night Terrors

The Shit No One Tells You About Children’s Night Terrors

Every parent suffers with a lack of sleep at some point (and those that don't, we don't talk to). But how do you cope when your child is hysterical, lashes out and experiences scary and traumatic night terrors... for years? Abi battled this with her daughter and knows a thing or two about needing some more shut-eye. This is a guest post, written by an author who has chosen to feature on...

Why I’m Running a Marathon 6 Months Early… (sponsor me pls!)

Why I’m Running a Marathon 6 Months Early… (sponsor me pls!)

Well, it was never going to go to plan, was it?  OK, so my actual plan wasn't to run a marathon at all. Like basically everyone that sits down and watches the London Marathon on TV, I found myself getting increasingly emotional at seeing exhausted but amazing people cross the finish line knowing they'd raised thousands of pounds for good causes. So I sat and had a big glass of wine (which I...