First off, I’d like to say I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and a fantastic break (If you got one). I’ve had a HUGE break from my blog and writing and well, anything really ha! But seriously, I’ll be honest, I returned to work after 9 months of maternity leave, however, I wasn’t feeling great in terms of my mental health and so I’ve had to take a little more time. I’m struggling (there, I said it) but I’m currently on antidepressants and have started Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I digress…
In the last week, I’ve taken a little time to look at myself. I’ve realised, things need to change. Yes, I am a mum and a full time employee and pretty much keeping the house together and myself and my child alive BUT, I haven’t even taken care of myself. I had a bubbly bath the other day and used a face mask, neither of which I have done in over 10 months (10 minute showers have been my best friend in what feels like forever ha!) I dress frumpy, a ‘mum’ look if you will. I have very few hobbies as I’m usually so exhausted and all I want to do when I’ve put bear to bed and washed his bottles etc, is climb into bed myself. I realised, all of this needs to change. View Post
I shared previously, on my blog, about how our breastfeeding journey began. (You can view that HERE). But now I’m going to talk about how it ended.
As I’d said previously, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It was the one thing I was most certain about before Bear arrived. It was important to me that I tried as hard as I could to face and defeat any difficulties we encountered before saying “I can’t do this anymore”. And hand on heart, I did just that. I tried so damn hard. Something nobody tells you about breastfeeding is how passionate you become about it before you begin. You become passionate about helping others who are struggling, seeking mutual support or just a friend you can talk to who understands (I’m not for one second discriminating anybody who doesn’t breastfeed or saying you need somebody else who breastfeeds as a friend). You also become passionate about fighting to do what you want, for whatever reasons you may have, for you and your baby. View Post
As the weather has been getting colder and more harsh on skin (British weather eh?) whether it be my own or my baby’s, I had to take action fast on protecting it and keeping it well cared for. I had asked a couple of friends for recommendations and my fellow blogger friend Emily recommended me for the opportunity to try out WaterWipes.
Bear has been getting a lot of nappy rash lately and I’ve been working so hard to try and tackle it with different creams, changing nappy regularly and making sure he has baths and washes regularly. After a while, nothing was helping it anymore. When I was sent the WaterWipes, I got straight to trying them out. View Post
If Someone said to me in November last year ‘are you excited for Christmas? honestly, I’d have told them where to go! I get excited for Christmas but I refuse to before December 1st and I can only get a bit excited as I’m usually on a downer for the majority of the time.
But this year, having a little one, there’s just something so special and magical about it all! It makes me feel like a kid again, but excited for Logan mostly of course! I’ve been preparing for Christmas for a couple f months now and, dare I say it, I have finished getting Logan’s Christmas presents (all bar a bath bomb from Lush of course!) Hopefully, having returned to work means I can get a few gifts for people but we’re mostly going to try and make it super exciting and magical for bear. View Post
Like most people I know, I’m a sucker for anything personalised. Whether that be personalised pictures, books or clothes, I’m all over it. There is just something about personalised items that make them that bit more special. I have ordered a couple of personalised books and a poster for Logan’s first birthday & have been looking to get a lovely dressing gown with his name on. He already has a gorgeous towel from My First Years that he received as a gift from birth, a taggie blanket from The Cuddle Company that was, again, a gift from birth, and to add to the list, we have a pram charm that we bought from our local market that has his name on a ribbon, 2 colours chosen by myself and a little dummy. This has now had to be removed as he can reach it and he likes it dangling (little monkey). View Post