November 12, 2019

Body confidence is something we are told to feel daily. ‘Be comfortable in your own body’ the ads scream at us, yet turn the page and we’re bombarded with images of 'perfection', usually airbrushed, plumped, filled, botoxed, or post-yoga with a green juice in hand.

Personally, these conflicting images make me feel on one day, great about myself. Yay, they’re using a plus size model, a term I struggle to use to describe a woman...

I never thought post natal depression would affect me. I don’t know why exactly I thought this - after all, it is common amongst post partum women (more than 1 in 10 will experience it within a year of giving birth), especially those who have a family history of the condition.

My maternal grandmother suffered from particularly bad post-natal depression after all three of her children were born. Given this, I’m not sure exactly...

Motherhood, where do we start? It is a funny and emotional experience. There’s a package of positive and negative emotions. It brings tremendous joy, pride, sadness, laughter, frustration and stress. On the other hand it is the most rewarding job ever, but hand in hand it can be the hardest. Motherhood is the most beautiful feeling, emotion and role in ones life.   

In the day to day routine cooking, cleaning, ye...

Everyday I wake up and notice more wrinkles under my eyes and more lines around my mouth and feel…defeated - or more like deflated! Who is letting the air out of my face while I sleep, anyway?

But this isn’t about whether or not I can coexist with a few wrinkles on my face or if I’ll jump on the Botox train anytime soon, as I don’t really know the answers to those questions just yet.

It’s about how I am dealing with the fact tha...

Dear Mom, 

                  I see you, ma’am. Changing those diapers. Making those bottles. Packing those lunches. I see you, girl, and best believe that I’ve been there. Hell, I’m still there with you! I see you falling asleep on the couch, trying to catch up on your shows while folding laundry. I see you staying up late to catch up on homework while hoping your little ones don’t wake up....

November 14, 2018

There is an awkwardness that is attached to motherhood. An awkwardness that no other life situation will bring. A sort of limbo stage where you are nothing but everything. A bitter sweet existence that creates a tirade of happiness but sadness simultaneously.

Before my first child I vowed that I would not allow motherhood to take centre stage in my life and that I would still maintain my friendships - all of them. Yes, even tho...

In early August, Olivyah Bowens posted a picture of herself and her daughter. In the picture, Olivyah sported a “I’m over it” face and her 2-year-old daughter, Ozara, was doing the one thing all moms dislike - crying. Olivyah started the now-famous caption with, “No one teaches you how to love a child you didn’t plan to have.” As you continue reading, you’ll find the lines “It’s hard. Looking at a beautiful baby and being bogg...

“Being a mother is learning about strengths you never knew you had

Linda Wooten

I am a single mother to a beautiful creative and intelligent 9 year old daughter, who was diagnosed 4 years ago with ADHD - full name ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.’ For those that may not know, it is a behaviour difficulty that affects the neurodevelopment of the brain, causing in some children and even adults with ADHD - hyperactivi...

Ever felt like one day carries the same mundane exhaustion as the previous and somehow you can’t get off this hamster spinning wheel? Well meet me! Single mum to two girls', one, a super hyperactive 3 year old and the other, a 10 month old who refuses to sleep at night for more than 4 hour stints.

I go through each day feeding, changing, washing, cleaning and doing nursery drops and pick ups and I am exhausted 24/7 (And no I’m...

As a mum of a one year old boy, I'll start by saying this - "wow" I never imagined that children could be such hard work. I mean I had heard the stories and read a few articles, but always felt that they may be slightly exaggerated, but needless to say l was very, very, wrong. Motherhood is actually the equivalent of 2.5 jobs! And I now appreciate a mother who is doing her best and still looks amazing! It’s so i...

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