Posts tagged motherhood
NEW & IMPROVED: Baby Jogger Strollers

We’ve been using Baby Jogger strollers since Millie was a baby after purchasing the City Mini GT when she was just a few months old we are now the proud owners of many of their prams including the Summit running pram, the City select double pram, Tour travel stroller and Mini City GT. They’ve always been the easiest and most practical prams I’ve used and now with their new designed City Mini GT2 and Tour2 they’re even better.

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Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done

Whether you’re working from home or trying to run the house hold and keep up with the chores and errands the trap of procrastination and also the feeling overwhelm can take over and before you know it the day is gone and your to-do’s are still “to-do”. I am so guilty of procrastination and also feeling like there’s too much to do so I do nothing at all so I’ve implemented some things over the last few years since running my business and also having David at home working which have helped us to get our work done each day so I thought they would be worth sharing.

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HG - HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM - A GUIDE TO COPING, MANAGING & SURVIVING

This is my guide to coping and managing through the hell of hyperemesis gravidarum.

I want this article to be read by husbands, partners, family, friends and for them to help the person they know who is struggling through this to to manage because they have a better understanding of what is so commonly swept under the rug as “morning sickness”.

On that note I want everyone reading this to understand that Hyperemesis IS NOT MORNING SICKNESS, its not even all day nausea or pregnancy sickness, it is a serious life controlling illness that completely controls your life and consumes you. HG is a very serious illness.

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Postnatal Anxiety and Panic - my realisations of where I'm at.

It can be both a blessing and a curse feeling everything so much and that’s what happens when you are suffering from anxiety.

Everything you feel is so intense. So real. So much.

I’ve spent the last few months running on a high level of anxiety feeling completely on edge. I usually experience my anxiety in waves but for the last few months it felt like a constant tip toe on the edge of a cliff.

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Different Presentations of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety affects an individual’s ability to concentrate, sleep, and carry out basic daily tasks. Anxiety affects 1 in 10 children and is the most common type of mental health condition in both children and adults. Often, children who seem angry, defiant, or oppositional are severely anxious, and can be misdiagnosed as their presentation differs greatly from how anxiety presents itself in adults. In children, age appropriate ‘fears’ are often mislabelled as anxiety. Fear itself is a natural emotion that helps us survive, cope with difficulties, and manage challenging situations. The key difference between fear and anxiety is that we often feel fear in regard to a real threat or danger. Anxiety however is commonly a response to an imaginedthreat or danger. Anxiety becomes a concern for children when it begins to impact their everyday life: from difficulty maintaining friendships, to lack of engagement in social activities, and behavioural problems such as avoidance/difficulty separating.

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D-MER Breastfeeding through intense feelings of anxiety: My experience

“It’s like a surge or a wave of anxiety or sometimes it’s this overwhelming feeling of dread or even just a feeling of being blank or hallow. Sometimes I feel extremely nauseated at the same time. It happens when I first sit down and start feeding sometimes it only lasts a few second and others times longer”.

This is what I first journaled when I notice this was happening.

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9 Ways to organise your Mum Brain + FREE PLANNER

9 Simple things to organise your “mum brain” plus a downloadable “mum brain daily planner”.

If you’ve been following a long recently you will know I have been struggling with “mum brain”.

Its like a foggy, mess of forgetfulness that gets worse with each child you have I think.

I am extremely forgetful, I feel constantly frazzled and overwhelmed with so many things to do but never enough time or my lack of memory that makes me forget what I had to do in the first place. None of this has been great for my anxiety which has been at a all time high.

Over the last few weeks I have been working on some simple things that have been helping me feel less stress and more in control and I want to share them with you.

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