Parenthood Cafe Chiswick

'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

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

Omg, I taught my first yoga class!

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!

Fitness during pregnancy

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