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March 6, 2019

My teenage surgery led to post-traumatic stress disorder. My motherhood story actually begins way before I met my husband or was thinking of having kids.

February 26, 2019

New me. Who dis?

LEAH'S MOTHERHOOD STORY

Somehow, somewhere along the line between all of the sleeplessness and the day-to-day chaos of raising others, does anyone else feel they maybe, kinda...lost themselves? I do! I do!

When did you know you were a bit lost?

Maybe, like...

February 19, 2019

When my son offered his first smile, it was to his father, not me. It hit me in that moment that he had never really seen me smile. In his short life he had often seen my anguished face close to his and he felt my tears on his cheeks. This realisation sucked the life o...

February 14, 2019

To say my pregnancy was terrible was an understatement, because it was completely debilitating on all levels.

December 2, 2018

There is such pressure on women to get married, then you do (wife). The next question is “when are you going to start a family?”, so you do (mother). And if you were like me, I was asked with in a week of having my first when I would have the next!

November 25, 2018

My motherhood journey first began when I was 17 years old and fell pregnant with my first child. He was born happy and healthy and the labour could not have been more perfect. I had a natural labour with nothing but gas as pain relief. Tyler James was born on the 22/04...

November 18, 2018

Letting go of Mummy guilt and finding what makes me happy. When I found out I was pregnant I felt as though my life was finally starting. I would finally get everything I ever wanted - A husband, a baby and the life I had always dreamed of. What I didn’t realise at t...

November 12, 2018

At the start of June, just before Vinnie’s 1st birthday, I was diagnosed with Post Natal Depression. Truthfully, I think I’d been struggling with it for a very long time, but always passed it off as being part and parcel with being and overtired and an overwhelmed wor...

November 4, 2018

Trusting your motherly instinct and dealing with a diagnosis.

October 29, 2018

I doubt that either of us knew just how drastically our lives would change the moment we received our daughters diagnosis. That moment of immense grief that would shatter our worlds in two. The kind of grief that we would both throw at each other, like flashes of light...

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