Mother & son

To nanny or not to nanny

To nanny or not to nanny, that is the question. Because I am a sahm I felt it was being cheeky & lazy having a nanny for 1 child. Yes we had an au pair for Tristan from 3 months but it was part time and more to help stimulate him. We also had a […]

The Wonder Weeks

Ever heard of or used The Wonder Weeks app? When I had Tristan I used this amazing & very insightful app to help us know when things would be a little tougher (than normal) and what to expect and, most importantly, why he was more needy, requiring more comfort and feeding. What does it cost? […]

My tribe aka village

My tribe. “They” say that it takes a village to raise a child and that is so true! When I first had Tristan I heard about a great group that is a safe and welcoming space for mums where they have guest speakers about all things baby and you can breastfeed there and there are […]

THAT mommy instinct

We all have it, and certain things make it rear its head, mommy instinct. Today, around 11:30am I got a message from Tristan’s class teacher that his finger had been slammed in a door. My first instinct, burst into tears because his pain in my pain! My second instinct was to rush to his side […]

Postnatal depression stories

Severe postnatal depression without psychotic episodes

Severe postnatal depression without psychotic episodes. That was my diagnosis; see, there’s always a silver lining. I wasn’t having psychotic episodes! Yay!!! That diagnosis was given in February this year, 14 months after my son was born. Yup, that’s right, I left it undiagnosed and untreated for 14 whole months! How you ask, well, I […]