Christmas time, mistletoe and wine....or should that be, wine, wine and more wine (forget the mistletoe)? The festive time of year can be a stressful time for anyone, but as a new mum, it can place further demands on you. You are already trying to get the hang of breast feeding, changes in your body … Continue reading How to have a stress-free Christmas as a new mum
'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
Since becoming a mum..... I no longer wear makeup. I used to trowel it on, so I probably looked like a clown anyway. 2. My exercise of choice is no longer running or Barre, but is instead pelvic floor exercises and baby yoga (...yawn). 3. I get nervous when I have to run, sneeze or … Continue reading Since Becoming a Mum
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
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!
Wow, it's HARD being a mum. I actually used to (inwardly) roll my eyes when I heard people at work go on about how little sleep they were getting, and how their baby was going this or doing that. I couldn't relate, so generally switched off. In fact, I found the subject boring. Now, … Continue reading I LOVE Child’s Pose