Baby, Parenting, Work

Parenthood and the Workplace

Photo by Bench Accounting on Unsplash If you were recruiting someone for your company, who would you prefer; someone with children, or without? Or would you not mind? Instead, would you be focused on their skills and experience? Or maybe you'd be worrying that a parent would need more flexibility for the school-run. Or perhaps that a non-parent… Continue reading Parenthood and the Workplace

Baby, depression, health, Parenting, post-natal depression, postnatal, prenatal, Uncategorized

How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression

I sat in a separate room from my days-old daughter Mollie, my second child, not able to hold or feed her. I didn't know why I felt incapable of the things that were supposed to come natural to a mother; I just knew that I couldn't look after her. I imagined running away to anywhere… Continue reading How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression

Parenting

Gender confusion in the sock department

My kids need socks. I have left it as long as possible before buying them any more, knowing that in the past, no sooner had I bought them, than they outgrew them. Either that, or my three year old son has painted his peel-off nail polish that doesn't peel-off all over them. However, today was… Continue reading Gender confusion in the sock department

Parenting, Uncategorized

Center Parcs IS cool

A lack of hedonism but a new-found appreciation for nature While the majority of my work colleagues were exclaiming their excitement over going on holidays to get drunk in Vegas, to surf in Spain, to generally be hedonistic somewhere hot, I was slightly embarrassed to reveal that I was going to Center Parcs. The embarrassment… Continue reading Center Parcs IS cool

Parenting, Uncategorized, Work

When life gives you lemons…

I have a website which I created as a resource for parents and carers who needed advice about flexible working and their rights. It's called Flexymama; take a look. However, despite being the purveyor of certain values in the workplace, guess what? I have ironically and unhappily found myself working for an employer who does… Continue reading When life gives you lemons…

Baby, depression, post-natal depression, Uncategorized, yoga

Yoga for Post-partum Depression

After speaking to the Ealing Perinatal team who recommended I try mother and baby yoga. I had tried it once before with Alfie but had found it rather boring; the teacher demonstrated all the poses whilst I copied, and Alfie was left to his own devices, rolling around on the floor. I didn't particularly warm… Continue reading Yoga for Post-partum Depression

Baby, depression, health, prenatal, Uncategorized

Coping with Postnatal Depression

Depression seems to me to be such a taboo subject. I suffered from this (mostly without realising that I was ill) throughout my teens up until the present day. I remember trying to speak to my tutors at university about my unexplainable feelings of sadness, and then to a uni counsellor, both of whom told… Continue reading Coping with Postnatal Depression