Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

I’m freshly jobless and have been in a somewhat pensive mood over the last few days. In a strange way, having more free time has made me reflect more on the way we use our time and the sheer amount of pressure us mums (and dads) put on ourselves. Modern life is stressful and anxiety and depression are prevalent in our society. A day doesn’t go by without me hearing someone say how stressed they feel. What would happen if we looked at things a little differently, I wonder? View Post

Meeting the Duchess of Cambridge with Family Action

Meeting the Duchess of Cambridge with Family Action

Last Tuesday, Autumn and I both had what was probably a once in a lifetime experience. We were asked to attend a (non blog related) event with Family Action. The VIP guest was none other than our future Queen, the Duchess of Cambridge!

This was a very exciting prospect for me, as I’ve always followed her in the media and found her very likeable. However, I was also looking forward to helping Family Action to express various perinatal mental health issues and just how necessary their support is. View Post

This time last year

This time last year

This time last year, I was facing the toughest experience of my life. Sometimes it still amazes me that I got through it, but I did. I feel like I’m a completely different person to the one I was before Autumn fell ill and had her operation with Dr. Zahid Mukhtar. I feel different and I look at life somewhat differently. Hopefully one day I might be a stronger person for it all.

I’m certainly stronger than I was this time last year, but I don’t feel completely healed yet. View Post

Why I stopped being vegetarian

Why I stopped being vegetarian

Becoming vegan, or at least vegetarian, is very popular these days. People are becoming increasingly aware and upset by the mistreatment or animals, as well as the health benefits of changing up their diets. I, myself, was vegetarian for several years until recently. It was a difficult decision to make and incredibly difficult for me to start eating meat again. View Post

Our disastrous first post-baby date night

Our disastrous first post-baby date night

During my pregnancy we didn’t really go out and have dates to make the most of our time as a couple before Autumn arrived. This was because I just felt bad in one way or another throughout the whole pregnancy! Autumn is now almost 5 months old and we felt as though it might be time we went on our first post-baby date night. Knowing that my mum was going to be off work due to half term, we asked my parents if they would be able to look after her one evening for us.  View Post