Motherhood

The juggle is real and so is the mind talk

Pack their bags, Prep the meals,Head to the shops, you’re out of bread.Don’t be late, there’s chores to do,Even though you’d rather be in bed. He won’t brush his teeth, she’s teething again.Its 5 in the morning, take a deep breath,Don’t get frustrated, speak calmly instead,Use every ounce of patience you have left. Did I… Continue reading The juggle is real and so is the mind talk

Motherhood, Womanhood

6 months later, 16kg lighter! My birthday gift to me.

I set myself a goal, I worked hard, I did it. This is the new me.

Motherhood

Stronger than ever

I catch my reflection and see you staring back at me. I think of all you’ve had to endure, Struggling with what I see. Making me feel insecure. Before you changed, you housed the tiniest of lives, but only for a few weeks that time, And there started a journey full of trauma, an uphill… Continue reading Stronger than ever

Motherhood

Pregnant after back to back loss

Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...

Motherhood

A year of losses

As baby loss awareness week comes to a close, I sit here reflecting one of my toughest years yet. The week marks an opportunity for people across the UK to commemorate the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or during or soon after birth.  The truth is, for those that have suffered baby loss, every… Continue reading A year of losses

Motherhood, STEM

Engineering Motherhood

As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood

Motherhood

5 lessons infertility has taught me

From an early age life’s path was laid out to be quite simple. Complete your education, get a well-paid job, marry a good partner and then start your own family. Luckily for me, three out of four of those were in fact quite simple, but it took us nearly three years of heartache to accomplish… Continue reading 5 lessons infertility has taught me

Motherhood

8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

My 8 months of maternity leave have absolutely flown by. Before embarking on motherhood, I was nervous that I’d be returning to work having forgotten everything. But, motherhood has given me a new set of transferable skills that I’ll be applying to the workplace as I begin to pursue my career once again. I feel… Continue reading 8 transferable skills I mastered in my 8 months of maternity leave

Motherhood

My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

Here it is, my final write up in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood. This has been a journey of self discovery, where I learned that I had a reservoir of strength and patience I never knew existed. I hope those on their own journey to parenthood… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 4 Parenthood

Motherhood

My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth

In Part 1 and 2 of my story, I focussed on just how long it took for us to fall pregnant and how challenging pregnancy was for me. In this the third in a 4 part series of blogs; Getting Pregnant, Being Pregnant, Giving Birth & Parenthood, I describe my labour – all 32 hours of… Continue reading My journey to Motherhood, the highs, the lows and the super lows – Part 3 Giving Birth