10 Most Weird, Wonderful and Challenging Changes of Motherhood

Once I began looking into starting a family, I knew I was in for some epic changes. When pregnant, I found a lot of the focus was on physical changes. Once I became a mum, there were a lot of changes to me mentally and emotionally. In anticipation of motherhood I worried about weight gain, post-natal depression, mastitis and, of course, the process of giving birth. However, there were quite a few changes that I didn’t anticipate and aren’t listed in the baby books! So I’ve compiled a list of some specific and general changes that have happened to me…

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Coping with Gestational Diabetes as a Fussy Eater

For this post I have rediscovered an old friend who is now a mum too. Hermione, who blogs over at Hermione’s Pantry, went to the same high school as me but we haven’t spoken in years. She actually discovered me recently on Instagram – it turned out she has her own baby boy also called Rowan! Hermione’s Pantry is full of vegetarian recipes that have been lovingly crafted by Hermione. Seeing her blog inspired me to think about my own relationship with food. In pregnancy you can experience a lot of changes to your diet. The biggest things that affected…

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Should I Hide my Scars from my Children?

It’s Maternal Mental Health week in the UK starting tomorrow, 5th May 2019. I’ve read posts of some mum bloggers all about their experiences and have been inspired to share my own. One of my biggest challenges, other than keeping postnatal depression at bay, is with the scars left from depression I suffered in the past.   Should I Hide my Scars from my Children?     One day recently, when the weather was warm and so my arms were on show, I looked at the scars on them and told my husband: “I wish I could tattoo my arms,…

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