How you CAN get through Post-Natal Depression

I sat in a room separate 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 naturally 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

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

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…

New caffeine fix for sleep deprived parents in Acton

It has been so long since I have written, and I am not afraid to say that this has been due to being completely overwhelmed by the exhaustion and anxiety of caring for a two year old and 16 week old baby. I admit that if it weren't for my calm and loving husband, I … Continue reading New caffeine fix for sleep deprived parents in Acton

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

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

Teaching yoga as a new mum-spoiler alert!

Before I had lovely Alfie I was foot-loose and fancy free, able to practice yoga twice a day, attend classes and book onto workshops without a second thought.   Life and yoga was so easy back then......   Fast forward a year and a bit and one yoga teaching qualification later (plus a baby Alfie!) … Continue reading Teaching yoga as a new mum-spoiler alert!