Asking for help is hard. But it gets better.

I was so wound up in the chaos and intensity in my mind, that I couldn't see clearly. I mean that figuratively and to some extent literally. The fog was incredible. I have previously spent so much time and energy exploring the recesses of my mind. I like to think that I am insightful and … Continue reading Asking for help is hard. But it gets better.

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trains and postpartum anxiety/depression

I was leaving a lovely and refreshing catchup with an old colleague. And I cried. I was leaving the child health nurse appointment. And I cried. I was leaving brunch and hangout with my best friend. And I cried. It doesn't matter if I am catching up with my favourites, or admiring others admire my … Continue reading trains and postpartum anxiety/depression

White Privilege and Early Parenting: Part 2 – Privilege

The two main things I want to do here is to firstly acknowledge my white privilege and how that has and is assisting in my parenting endeavours - see here. Secondly, I found a parallel between my early parenting attitudes and attitudes I see when white privilege is raised, which is this article. This was … Continue reading White Privilege and Early Parenting: Part 2 – Privilege

White Privilege and Early Parenting: Part 1 – 8 Ways my White Privilege served me in pregnancy and early parenting

The two main things I want to do here is to firstly acknowledge my white privilege and how that has and is assisting in my parenting endeavours - which is this article. Secondly, I found a parallel between my early parenting attitudes and attitudes I see when white privilege is raised (find here). Before I … Continue reading White Privilege and Early Parenting: Part 1 – 8 Ways my White Privilege served me in pregnancy and early parenting

Breastfeeding sucks

Or mostly my attachment to things that aren't happening sucks. ~~Part of my breast-feeding story~~ Breastfeeding is SO hard. And the hardest thing is that I want to do it. Little Miss hated breastfeeding for the first few days - if not first few weeks. I imagine that she wasn't impressed about having to work … Continue reading Breastfeeding sucks