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I’m back!

You might not have missed me … but I missed you! It’s been a massive week for me. I’ve found it impossible to look at my phone or the internet for a multitude of reasons. I’m really glad that I’m now able to reflect on the last week and I hope that by writing this… Continue reading I’m back!

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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…

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Parenting – Losses vs Gains: getting back a healthy balance

I believe depression is likely to hit when the amount of losses in your life outweight the gains. As you become a parent there can be a lot of loss. Here’s an example of how my losses vs gains looked at around 1 month postpartum. I felt overwhelmingly sad over all my losses – a… Continue reading Parenting – Losses vs Gains: getting back a healthy balance

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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

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Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

So last night was my first post-baby night out with friends, having a drink like old times. I’m 10 months postpartum and have been diagnosed with Postnatal Depression. So I thought a night out with the ladies, a good old drink, just what I need to feel happy again. Yes, the night was great but… Continue reading Alcohol + My Postnatal Depression = Disaster

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Your mum had PND: An open letter to my son

When you are suffering from Postnatal Depression, unfortunately life can become about you getting better and that can create guilt about not being the best mum for your baby. Please don’t let this guilt fool you. You are doing the best possible job you can and if you are on your journey to recovering, you’re… Continue reading Your mum had PND: An open letter to my son

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A few words back to that advice you’d rather not have got

Warning: uncensored thoughts being unleashed below. I’d like to show other mums that it’s not strange to feel threatened or angered by ‘well meaning’ advice givers. Here are some examples of advice I’ve been given or heard others given and what I was thinking in my mind. (I was polite at the time & nodded… Continue reading A few words back to that advice you’d rather not have got

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An open letter to myself for my dark days

I know you don’t want to read this, but you have to. You have to know you will get through this moment. I know it feels like the end of the world and that nothing’s worth fighting this hard for but it’s not going to feel this way forever. Try and take a moment to… Continue reading An open letter to myself for my dark days