Mama Identity & The Mat Leave

I never knew it would be so emotional and difficult but the day I stepped out of the office to start my maternity leave I crumbled. It was a day I had been waiting for since I was 18 years old. At last, it was my turn to go and be mum so why didn’t I feel a sense of elation? Why did I step outside the office doors and sob all the way down Baker Street and on the hours train journey home? I arrived home numb, I felt a huge void and that a huge part of me had been taken away.

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Newborn Tips

Bombarded with endless hot-tips from parents, grandparents, friends, forums, websites, social media………where do you start when it comes to essentials for getting through the 4th trimester with a newborn?

I’m not claiming to be any sort of expert but wanted to share a list of things that seemed to work for me & my friends. Before having our little lady my list consisted of material purchases. Now at the 6 month stage I can look back and have removed some of the possessions and replaced with more holistic mechanisms of coping with the rollercoaster of emotions and moods.

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