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Monday Morning Musings VI

Don’t underestimate the power of a nice shower! Whenever I’m having a bad day I am always amazed at the power of a nice¬†shower. Not always easy to find the time for with a baby but it is so worthwhile to squeeze one in when things are tough. I find that the water washes away… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings VI

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depression

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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It’s OK to grieve for your old life

PND : I’ve lost me. I won’t forget the overwhelming sadness and sense of guilt that I had about feeling that I’d totally lost myself after the birth of my baby. I wanted my old life back. My pre-baby life. A life where I was in control. I had no responsibility and total freedom. I… Continue reading It’s OK to grieve for your old life

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10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits

Everyone who has a child knows that parenting is full of ups and downs. When you combine that with Postnatal Depression the downs can be extremely disheartening and very hard to pull yourself out of. It can be especially difficult when things have been going well for a while and you think – I’ve got… Continue reading 10 Selfcare Tips for when Depression Hits