Author Archives: Mama, Eden & Me

When Mental Health Is A Barrier…

You know when you have those things that stop you in your tracks when they shouldn’t? The things that you don’t expect to be an issue that suddenly become one. Well, my mental health appears to have become one of … Continue reading

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There Are No Medals For Birth… 

In this day and age, it seems many people are fixed on the idea of “natural” birth. No pain relief, calm, lovely, magical birth. As natural as the Earth around us and just like we used to do in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 | 12 Comments

Just You Wait…

Nowadays I don’t get to get “stuff” done because my mouth utters a never ending stream of “DON’T TOUCH THAT!” And “WHAT DID YOU JUST PUT IN YOUR MOUTH?” Followed by trying to fish something out of Eden’s mouth while she clamps her jaw down like some kind of dog and says “nooooo”. Or repeatedly “answering” the phone that she inserts INTO my face. Continue reading

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Quit Being Judgey McJudgerson

I was taking emergency 999 calls – my previous job – and a man came through. He said his wife was in labour and was having contractions very frequently – almost one on top of the other. After ascertaining the details, the system was flashing “imminent birth” at me, so I asked if he was right next to his wife. Continue reading

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A Change Is On The Way…

I’ve been back at work about three months now. I work in NHS admin and have done for about three years. When I left work for maternity leave, it was busy. But it was busy due to having no staff … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 | 3 Comments

Eden’s 16 Month Update

It’s been a while since I did a monthly update, so I figured it was time to bring you all up to date with my favourite little human and what she’s been up to over the last few months!

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My Community, My London…

Some things really make you consider your community as a whole and the kind of people with whom you spend your time. Although I am not a native Londoner, I am very much a Londoner. I join in with the … Continue reading

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