Mental Health Update – A Few Months into Being on Antidepressants

I’ve now been on the antidepressant fluoxetine for over two months, and I thought I’d ramble away for a little bit about how I’ve been doing since starting back on antidepressants. Mental Health Update: A Few Months into Being on Antidepressants This isn’t my first time around on antidepressants. I could bore you with my 3 year history of being on and off with taking antidepressants – and truth be told I’ve just deleted 400 words that may as well be titled “The History of Ross and Antidepressants” – but I want to keep this about what’s going on now.…

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8 Months In and We’re Still Not Pregnant

Well we’ve steadily been plugging away – pun fully intended – for the best part of 8 months now, and as of this writing there has been no sign of a positive pregnancy test. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t feel like we’ve been trying for that long. We’ve basically been contraception free for 8 months. So that kinda counts. But with Rachel still breastfeeding, she’s hardly appeared the most “fertile.” So I thought I’d do what I do best, and come on here and ramble away (#RossRambles) for roughly 1000 words about this whole “trying to get pregnant” thing.…

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What is Santa Going to Mean to Us for Christmas?

Everyone knows that Santa can be such a magical person in a child’s life. I still remember the excitement that I had when I thought about Christmas, even if I was rather skeptical early on. But I’m an over thinker, so I have to ask myself what role Santa is going to play in our lives when my daughter is old enough to understand who he actually is? Is Santa going to bring all the presents? Is Christmas going to be heavily centred around what gifts we buy? And how much emphasis to we even put on the whole idea…

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5 Reasons Why We’re Not Doing Elf on the Shelf

It’s that time of year again where parents all over the country start bringing out some creepy looking Elf to wander around the house and cause some sort of mischief. I’m not sure when Elf on the Shelf started, but I understand why it’s become such a big thing. Having someone to help encourage good behaviour out of children is always going to be successful. But, at this stage in my parenting journey, Elf on the Shelf isn’t something I want to do. I think maybe I’m missing the point, but I’m just going to try and add a little…

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Am I Helicopter Parenting or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent?

We all know by now that helicopter parenting isn’t the best thing to do for the development of your children. Constantly hovering over them and dictating their choices is hardly going to set them up for independence in later life. But where does helicopter parenting actually start? And is there a difference between helicopter parenting and simply wanting to spend lots of time with your child? Spoiler alert: I don’t have the answer. I never really do. Am I a Helicopter Parent or Am I Just a Very Involved Parent? I’m currently 18 months into my journey as a parent. To…

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