anxiety · depression · My Story

The parenting style that no one told me about

I was told – read this book… have you heard of this technique…. you should try this… but no one told me about the parenting style called: Your Style. It’s not surprising that I was in a complete blur after giving birth and desperately seeking answers to combat the overwhelming feeling of change. I took every… Continue reading The parenting style that no one told me about

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Help, My Baby Wont Sleep – Guest Post by PND Recovery

Originally posted on The Butterfly Mother:
Huge thanks to Mandy for last week’s post about the picky eating struggle so many of us can relate to.  This week we’ve got the wonderful Amy talking about the stress and anxiety caused by her baby’s sleep patterns, again extremely relatable! One of my biggest parenting struggles so far has…

depression · My Story

Anchor the good stuff

Yesterday my depression and negative thoughts hit me hard, they told me to… Stop blogging! Get off Twitter and Instagram, it’s too much hard work. You’re wasting your time. No one cares about what you write. They had some serious strength, the kind of strength that I didn’t have enough energy to fight back at. However,… Continue reading Anchor the good stuff

depression · My Story

How depression taught me anything’s possible

*Trigger warning: this post contains reference to suicidal thoughts.* From the outside it may have looked like I’d fallen into life’s jigsaw perfectly. I’d emigrated from the UK to Australia, had a long-term partner and we’d just got married. I was working in a decent job in the advertising industry. I was a diligent employee… Continue reading How depression taught me anything’s possible

depression · My Story

Dear husband, thank you for your support during my PND

I was diagnosed with Postnatal Depression at 6months postpartum but to be honest, I know I was suffering much earlier than that, probably starting during pregnancy. During this time my husband has been there, always by my side, being my rock. I couldn’t have survived without his support. I’m writing this letter to thank him.… Continue reading Dear husband, thank you for your support during my PND