I blog about: Mental Health, Postnatal Depression, Parenting, 

Related Conditions: Anxiety Disorder, Eating Disorders, Hearing VoicesPostnatal Phycosis,

Mumma And Her Monsters

I started my blog to share my journey through my pregnancy of my second child and my worries of my depression getting worse after having my baby, I write about my ups and downs and a lot of every day life situations where my anxiety goes through the roof, I share my journey because I want other to recognise the signs of mental health because its not all siting in a corner, its hiding the truth, its not wanting to get out of bed, its just wanting to be you again. And some days I’m so low but others I’m kicking its ass!


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December 21, 2017

It all started about 13 years ago on 23rd December ... I got in the bath, my sister was on the pc, mum was getting ready for bed and all of a sudden there was smoke... the whole front room was Smokey and the tv was on fire, to this day we still don't know if it was an advent candle we didn't blow out or if it was the tv that was just too old, but somehow there was a fire, I jumped out of the bath grabbed a towel and ran out of...

November 27, 2017

That moment when he says "I know you don't want to admit it but I think your abit post natal!"

Yeah, I am, I didn't wanna admit it but me crying every time I can't settle Olli kinda gave it away, me shouting at Lilli for EVERYTHING! Snapping at everyone mostly Michael the poor sod!

I had to take a step up and call the doctors...just doing that is hard because I'm admitting to myself it's present...Going to the appointment is eve...

November 23, 2017

So Last week I went into my local chemist to pick up my anti-depressants, apparently my prescription wasn't ready and I had to wait a few days, I literally only had 2 left but they assured me it would be done by the Friday so it was fine, Friday came, still no tablets...then the panic set in, I knew that it would be a bad weekend without them, 4 kids and shit weather = staying in the house being a shouty mummy and bloody stres...

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May 27, 2019

Complexities brought about by mental health problems have been a constant battle for both patients and medical practitioners over the years on a global scale. More often than not, a silver lining presents itself for a promising course of treatment when the cause is clearly identified to be psychological, biological, environmental or a combination of these factors. 

Why do I feel worse? Is it all in my mind? 

A growing number of...

December 19, 2018

To live with a mental illness can be a very lonely and isolating time in a person’s life, a fact I know very well still battling my way to recovery as I write this. We all know the statistics, in the U.K. 1 in 4 are suffering from a mental illness. Sadly, so many are suffering in silence and far too many are losing their lives to Mental Illnesses, one sad example this year was Claire Greaves who lost her battle with Anorexia.


October 21, 2018

The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day and I have a confession: I’m exhausted. Not just this day in particular, it’s been creeping up for a while. The difficulty sleeping, the irrational thoughts, the intense headaches. My head feels so heavy that my only response is to lie down, which subsequently results in me not wanting to get back up. My ability to get up in the morning has diminished, so my 7am start times seem...

June 21, 2018

I want to talk about something slightly outside of Autism and Mental Health today, although very much related to the subject of Hidden Disabilities. I haven’t shared much on my physical conditions, all of which were diagnosed a few years ago, although much like my Autism, its been something I have struggled with under different labels throughout my life. I want to raise awareness not so much about the said conditions individua...

June 18, 2018

…I mean I welcome them! Don't get me wrong. Yeah, send them my way. Ok. All of my poor attempts at humor to the wayside, however, with my OCD I approach compliments with a wildly out of order methodology than your average person. It is not easy when even being liked is difficult.

I don't find that I live that extraordinary of a life outside of a few things I do which I can quite honestly separate from that which is "me." Thus,...

June 18, 2018

Author's note: First I believe the week begins on Monday. If that invalidates all of my arguments and points attempted to be made, well you may have too strong of a stance on this issue. But. I'll argue it with you. I have done so before.

Monday is hell. The world seems pre-conditioned to dislike Mondays, Bob Geldof and the murderer he was referring to being just a mere and slight observation of a good chunk of what the entire...

June 18, 2018

I'm walking down the road. Walking my dog. The same way I walk the dog, just about the same time every day. I notice things, my OCD. I notice I feel the need to make sure the dog completes her own rituals—which are decidedly not very OCD-like. But of course rituals, as dogs… well, they don't think like humans. Instinct and all of that. But I find myself counting the number of times she urinates and how much, to make myself fee...

May 16, 2018

An entire week is dedicated to raising the awareness of mental health. I can’t help but feel that this highlights not only how many people are affected by mental health issues, but also how much more work is needed to be done in order to break down the stigma surrounding them.  Don’t get me wrong, a lot has improved since revelers paid to visit asylums and gawk at people who were suffering from various mental illnesses. But is...

March 13, 2018

I could start with the obvious and say I always felt different from everyone else and how I got diagnosed and my journey there but this is not what this is about. This is about my life for the past year and perhaps some advice about how to deal with unhealthy environments. For context my conditions include ASD, tourettes syndrome, dyspraxia, IBS and a learning difficulty along with anxiety and depression (depression is undiagn...

March 13, 2018

Well. If you would be telling me back 4 years ago while I was in the darkest time of my life and start of my recovery that I was going to be an award-winning mental health blogger. I probably wouldn’t believe you at all and would tell you to clear off in a polite manner.

I was fighting mental illness undiagnosed since I was 14. I got told I had suspected Social Phobia Disorder & Depression when I was 17 but I wasn’t allowed any...

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