January was a slog. Google threw up the list of symptoms of Australian flu and I ticked all the boxes, on top of the joys of debilitating morning (relentless all day) sickness and exhaustion of those early knocked-up days. Those weeks were lonely and frustrating. I was scared about a
Tomorrow, thousands of us will march in London to demand recognition, respect and change for working parents. Why is this so important? 54,000 women a year are pushed out of their job for getting pregnant and 77% of working mums endure negative or discriminatory treatment in the workplace. These numbers
Recently I put a quick post up on the Mumbelievable Facebook page to ask if anyone might find it helpful if I wrote about what it’s like to be pregnant and become a mum when you’re someone who has suffered from an eating disorder. Writing about this subject in general
Over the past year, I’ve spoken to hundreds of mums. We’re all different. But at times, it seems, we all have one thread in common; no matter who we are, where we come from or whether we work or don’t. We all experience times when life balance eludes us. When the
I bought this today. My heart is racing as I go to press publish. Instinctively I want to do one or all of the following: delete it/take another 20 before I decide on a better one/filter the shit out of it. My anorexic brain still (and probably always will, but
It’s no exaggeration when I say that my life changed recently when I had the privilege of being introduced to Jo Meeke. On 15th March, Jo and her partner, Matt welcomed their beautiful first-born son, Puck into the world. Following a complicated labour and emergency c-section, Puck tragically died in
Are you thinking of heading back to work soon or have you returned within the past year? I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve teamed up with mind-set coach Donna Hubbard to launch local meet-up events for mums heading back into the world of work after time out to have children.
Do you ever look at other women and wonder how they do it? Me too. All the time. I know I shouldn’t, but I do. I know it’s harmful and futile, but sometimes that vulnerability just creeps in, you know? I’ll give you an example. There’s a well-known parent blogger