My Girls Weekend – Why it’s Important to Maintain Friendships as a Mother 

Sometimes, during a particularly stressful week as a mum of three I forget that I’m still a fairly young woman. Having children young has made me old before my years, I had to grow up quickly, and sometimes it all gets a bit much.  I don’t have a lot of friends these days, over the years I’ve lost contact with a lot of people, but I’ve kept in contact with...

My Monthly Plans – May 

I’m writing this from my bed, where I’m recovering from my absolutely amazing but totally tiring hen weekend (I do also have a small self inflicted hangover, which is stopping me from getting up and enjoying the bank holiday Monday rain).  April, like most months this year, flew by, and my birthday month has come round quicker than ever. I’m really excited for this month as it begins with my...

Springing into Spring – Feeling More Positive about My Mental Health 

So the start of spring is almost upon us and with it, for me at least, brings lots of plans, motivation and a fresh outlook on life.  I’ve suffered with depression since I was twelve years old. It’s always been there since, even during the high points, like some dark cloud just waiting to come back and cover me.  I’ve tried plenty of different ways to cope with my mental...

How it Really Feels to be ‘Cut Out’ by a Close Friend 

So if you’re a friends fan (like me), you might recall the episode (The One with Ross’ Tan) where Phoebe and Monica are trying to avoid seeing an old friend of theirs and the phrase ‘cut out’ was used to describe the act of blocking a former friend out of your life.  With the age of social media, this act has become even easier to achieve, all you need to...

An Open Letter to my Best Friend… 

When I saw you this morning on the school run I felt sad. Sad that some of the closeness between us seems to have gone.  After we fell out before I vowed to try harder, to be a better friend and to never fall out again… But this time is different, we haven’t fallen out, neither of us have done anything wrong.  Depression is a horrible illness and now it’s...

My Monthly Plans – December

I can’t believe another month has flown by! Benjamin turns 2 months in a couple of weeks and has his dreaded 8 week immunisations.  Luckily December is also packed full of parties and festive activities for us and the children. And of course there’s the best part of all – Christmas Day, followed by New Year’s Eve and the start of a brand new year (the year we get married,...

September Plans 

I cannot quite believe we are into September! It feels like I’ve been waiting ages for August to be over (don’t get me wrong, I usually have nothing against August, it’s just that September feels SO much closer to my due date!).  Being September, I can now confidently say that I will have a baby next month, eek! I actually have a lot of things planned for this month, compared...