'Omg I'm so excited!' were my first words as I read the Facebook update of a new coffeeshop opening in Chiswick. For parents. It's as if someone had read my mind and said, 'Okay, let's create somewhere that parents can go for a coffee whilst their children can safely have fun, but let's make it … Continue reading Parenthood Cafe Chiswick
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
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
I finally did it-last Monday evening I taught my first yoga class in Central London. I was extra nervous about getting it right as a fellow teacher trainee had recommended me to her friend who needed cover. She told me that the class was a beginner class and that they didn't usually do flow-however, as … Continue reading Omg, I taught my first yoga class!
I'd meant to start documenting my experience with YMCA Fit's Yoga Teacher Training from Day One but this kind of went by the wayside with a bout of the Flu and an excitable nine-month old at home. I really cannot believe I have managed to come this far with a new baby, having started studying … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training-Nearly There!
I'm really tiring of the harassment that I am experiencing on a near daily basis around the area in which I live. For some reason I thought I may no longer draw male attention to myself now that I am clearly pregnant at over 7 months, but the level has stayed exactly the same. Two … Continue reading Street harassment in London
Now in my 7th month of pregnancy, I have become more and more anxious about the impending birth. Random questions such as 'will I die during childbirth?' (pretty ridiculous) and 'what if I just can't push it out?' have been ever more present in my mind. Friends of ours who have a one year old … Continue reading Hypnobirthing (Natal Hypnotherapy)
After trying a Match Latte from Frame at Kings Cross, I've become a little obsessed with them, but have found it hard to find anywhere else near me that serves them. A few times I have driven past Oatmilk near Camden Road overground and have been intrigued by all the random guitars in the window! … Continue reading New Café in Camden
Before I became pregnant or even planned on become pregnant, I had always envisaged that I would eventually be one of those 'fit' pregnant people like those we see in magazines, who manage to stay toned and glowy throughout their pregnancy. At the minute, due to the exercise I am currently doing, I look like … Continue reading Fitness during pregnancy
Birthday surprise! My lovely husband surprised me with a brunch at the iconic Landmark Hotel on Marylebone Road. I'd heard about the famous Champagne Sunday Brunch and as my favourite meal of any day is breakfast (with eggs, sausages, bacon-basically as much food as possible) I'd mentioned last year that I'd like to go. Held … Continue reading Best brunch ever?