The G Word

For #MaternalMentalHealth Week 2018. Spend more than ten minutes with any new mama and the subject of GUILT is bound to arise. It is something I was wholly unprepared for and, alongside the anxiety I felt postnatally, it hit me like a freight train. At times, it was completely overwhelming – I felt destined for … More The G Word

How it feels: Having a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Mother Sider Della has three brilliant boys. Her middle son has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is often met with a supreme lack of understanding and, as with so many of the things our guest writers write about, ignorance and rudeness. Here, Della gives us a glimpse into O’s world and the challenges he faces, alongside breaking … More How it feels: Having a child with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Motherhood/Martyrdom: A dangerous synonymy.

33.5years Before Child. Or, at least, the few years before I became pregnant… Work, moaning about work (see previous post about perfectionism), numerous daily cups of tea, driving whilst listening to Radio 2, wine, Prosecco or gin (all three if it was a weekend), dining out at least once a week, the cinema, reading a decent … More Motherhood/Martyrdom: A dangerous synonymy.