So, as you may be aware, Halloween is right around the corner, and for us, we've chosen to 'celebrate' it the Sunday before. For me and Rachel, starting family traditions is going to be very important to us. We love the idea of doing something as a family for all the occasions that you come across during the year. We'll have some sort of egg hunt for Easter, a Christmas Eve box for Christmas, a fancy dinner for Thanksgiving (I know we're not American so don't say it) and heck, I even fancy doing something for all the random ones like St. Patrick's day, St. David's day, Independence Day and anything else that comes along.
I'll admit, that when we were getting everything ready for when Isabelle arrived, we didn't put much thought into a baby carrier. Admittedly, we went cheap. £10.99 cheap to be precise. And in fairness, I didn't actually mind the carrier that we had. If you want to read more about me and my experiences with the carrier, then feel free to read this.
Well, here's something I never thought I'd say, "today, we sat on the This Morning sofa and had a chat with Amanda Holden and Ben Shepherd about postnatal depression." How Did We End Up On This Morning? Letting My Postnatal Depression Story Hit the News Outlets It all started last week. Someone from the Wales [...]
If you're reading this then there's a chance that you might be looking for ways to help with postnatal depression. This is a toolkit, or survival guide, advice page, whatever name you want to give it. But it's aim is to help beat postnatal depression! Some of what I'll cover here will also help with [...]
This week I finally decided to start a Postnatal Depression Toolkit, and did the first post to go with it all about medication. Whilst I do enjoy writing about being a parent, it's also something that's relatively new to me. I've loved learning on the job, and am vastly different in what I know now [...]
We were never supposed to do this alone. Raising a child was something that the whole tribe likely would have taken a role in. And as for the mother, she would've been surrounded by others who had either been there before, or ones who were in the same boat as she was. My point being, if you're struggling because you're doing this on your own, then it's because you were never supposed to.
I've said it once, and I'll say it again, I love taking Isabelle away. It was one of the things that kick started my recovery from postnatal depression, and it's something that we've tried to do on a semi-regular basis. Even if it is only for two nights like this was. But going away together as a family is a great way to get away from all the distractions and focus on the three of us.