parenting

What motherhood means to me

Motherhood… Something I never imagined myself writing about at 22. After being told it was unlikely I would conceive naturally, I had gradually adapted to the idea of not having children, plus I never really saw myself as the maternal type. However the day that I had the positive pregnancy test, something changed… I felt […]

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mentalhealthMonday

Mental Health Monday: a poem for my daughter…

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Depression is a friend of mine. I know it’s hard to understand, But there’s something that I must explain: From the first moment that I first held your hand, I was overwhelmed with pain. I’m a mum without a mum, And in a way I always was, So meeting you on […]

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mentalhealthMonday

Mental Health Monday: why the stigma?

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff You may be familiar with the hashtag #endthestigma on social media, used in conjunction with posts about our mental health. Opening up discussions about mental health can reduce the stigma and lead to better understandings of what the issues may be, but why is there such a stigma in the first […]

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health, mentalhealthMonday, postpartum

Mental Health Monday: PND and bonding

Share Tweet to @mummykindoff Having trouble bonding with your newborn isn’t something limited to those experiencing PND – it actually happens to most mums after giving birth, and is a common part of the “baby blues”. There’s an expectation that everything will be wonderful and magical, but in actual fact your body has gone through […]

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