That’s got to be the most common response I’ve ever received to having a panic attack and possibly the most frustrating. You think the clue would be in the terms “panic attack” or “anxiety attack”. There you are feeling under siege by your anxiety, quite literally under attack. The last thing you feel is under control of your emotions, much less the ability to just “calm down” just like that.
Lately I’ve been coming across a few posts on social media like this one that just wind me up! I mean wtf?! On one hand us women are meant to be encouraging each other to feel empowered and self confident and then we go and post stuff like this? This in particular really got me… Continue reading You Matter Too
So if you’ve been following this blog a while then you may know that we are planning to try to add to our family pretty soon! Noah was conceived via IVF and we have 2 frozen embryos from that cycle, one of which we hope to transfer in May. Whilst that seems ages away yet,… Continue reading Feeling the Fear….about having a second child
Is a question I’m sure, as Mums (or Dads), we’ve all asked ourselves at some point. This has hit me particularly hard lately. A few weeks ago we had Noah’s Parents Evening. I know it sounds bizarre right? A Parents Evening for a not even 2 year old? But actually they are pretty useful. The… Continue reading Have I Failed My Child?
First I have to start this post by apologising for my lack of posts lately. Those of you that follow me on Instagram or Facebook may have gathered that I’ve been struggling with my mental health lately and you wouldn’t be wrong. Hence my radio silence on here, as I just didn’t know what to… Continue reading Silence Isn’t Always Golden
Why do we do it to ourselves? Lately I’ve felt plagued by Mum guilt. Whether it’s that day I felt poorly so stayed at home and we didn’t go anywhere, or that day when I struggled to deal with Noah’s tantrums and I couldn’t wait till bedtime. Or the day where I had to go… Continue reading Mum Guilt
So often I find I get asked “How are you?” or “Are you ok?” and I’ll mostly just automatically respond with “I’m fine” or “I’m OK.”. And today I found myself asking….why? Why am I so afraid just to answer honestly? Is it a fear of being judged? That that person won’t want to talk… Continue reading To be OK or not to be OK?