Living With Birth Trauma

It’s been a while now since I last wrote about Erin’s birth and the fact that I was dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma and post natal depression. It’s actually not something I write too much about now but last month there was a birth trauma awareness week and I thought it was important to post something then so I did on social media. It got me thinking a bit though so I thought it was time for a bit of an update. Erin will be turning 4 in January and her birth is obviously something that will always

6 Fantastic Female Fertility Facts

AD | Collaborative post Having a baby isn’t always easy. Did you know that an estimated one in six couples in Britain are actually affected by infertility? Many of them turn to private IVF treatment to help them conceive. Although support is available, if you’re planning to have a baby one day (even if you are already a parent), it’s worth understanding as much as you can about your own fertility. This might help improve your chances of a successful pregnancy in the future. The following infographic  includes six fascinating facts to get you started; some of them might even come

5 Ways To Reduce The Stress In Your Life

Collaborative post.  There’s no getting away from it. Life is stressful. Whether you’re juggling family life with your 9-5, or you’ve just welcomed a new baby into your life, it’s not easy keeping stress at bay and as soon as we think we’re on top of one stressor, we get handed another one! Well, life might be stressful but it’s also rewarding. And thankfully, there are ways you can tackle the stress in your life and hopefully reduce its impact on your day-to-day. I’ve come up with 5 ideas to try if you’re feeling a little stressed, and hopefully they’ll

Experiencing Croup With A 3 Year Old

I am not a medical professional so if you think your child has croup, either ring 111 out of hours or see your GP! One of the worst things about being a parent is having poorly children. Erin has had a few times where she’s been really very poorly or hurt herself quite badly in the past and some situations especially have been scary as hell. Just last week we had another scare and it came out of absolutely nowhere. On Tuesday I noticed that Erin’s voice was a bit raspy and it sounded like she was getting a bit

Why Are We Afraid To Talk About Periods?

I think it was a couple of weeks ago now that I saw a news story pop up on Facebook about a high school aged girl from somewhere in the UK. I really can’t remember where she was from now, or how old she was exactly, but there was something in that story that stuck with me. The girl in the news story had gotten to a point where she was scared, worried and embarrassed about going to school while she was on her period. I get it. I’ve been there. That was nearly 20 years ago now though. It

5 Ways To Boost Your Self-Confidence

This year I am working on putting myself out there more when it comes to blogging and on the social media channels. I think one of the reasons I haven’t done this much to date is all to do with self-confidence. Actually, it’s a lack of self-confidence that has stopped me in the past. Obviously, you don’t just wake up one day and decide ‘oh, I’m totally fine with myself now’ and have a massive change. There are steps you can take and things you can do to boost your self-confidence. Fake it ’till you make it Everyone has to

5 Achievable Steps To A Healthier New Year

I have to be completely honest and say that I am not the healthiest person. The thing is, when you have a busy life, children, a partner who works a lot and a million other things going on, being really fit and healthy just isn’t realistic. With that in mind I wanted to post some ideas for being fitter and healthier this new year but in ways that are actually achievable. Portion size If you’re looking to lose a bit of weight this year but find it impossible to diet then there are other things you can do. I am

How To Look After Your Gut Health This Christmas

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. All opinions are our own.   As a nation it would seem that we can go overboard when it comes to Christmas. This might be in how much we spend on presents, how many times we go for a night out or maybe it’s how much we eat. I will be the first to admit that, as a family, we most certainly over indulge when it comes to food. Last year we had family stay over Christmas and our house was so full of food that we still had loads left over into the New