Well I'm finally at the end of day one and I'm already thinking about the fact I have another four of these to go. Suffice to say, there's a part of me that feels a little bit like this: In all honesty though, it wasn't actually too bad. The morning was as easy as it [...]
So this is it. This is my last week of being a full time mum, and as of tomorrow morning, I am officially, begrudgingly, going back to work. I remember when I first went off I couldn't even picture this day, it felt so far in the distance it almost didn't seem real. After all, I [...]
Neither of us can quite believe that it's come around this quick, but on Monday morning Rachel will go back to work after nine months of maternity leave. And first up for her, a full week of induction. For me, that means Rachel will be out of the house, Monday to Friday, 8 till 6. [...]
When it comes to parenting, there are two very distinct ways that it can be viewed. There's the romanticised, idealistic view; and there's the much more realistic, real-life way. The first, is our dream view of how we are, or want to be, as parents. That's the view where we see ourselves with that grinning, [...]
When it comes to depression, it's incredibly important to have a place to be able to talk openly and honestly about how you are feeling.
You have to be able to find support from others who have been where you are or empathise with your situation. The only problem is, that it's often a very hard thing to open up in front of others, face to face. Or maybe, perhaps, there isn't anywhere a person feels like they can go to where they can open up, and talking to their family isn't something they feel comfortable with either. That's where the internet comes in.
According to the BBC the Welsh government is looking to outlaw the smacking of children much in the way Scotland recently has. Ministers said removing the defence of reasonable punishment would make it clear smacking was "no longer acceptable".
All I can say on this is it's about bloody time.
This time last year, I randomly decided to leave the house in the middle of the night and walk for the next 14 hours until I hit 100,000 steps on my FitBit. I know what you might be thinking, why on earth did you do that? And I'll be honest and admit that I don't [...]