Month: June 2013

mental health
Mental Health

The Importance of Dealing with Our Demons

It may sound crazy but at 34 I’m grateful for the ‘colourful life’ I’ve had. All the horrendous experiences in my earlier days have made me the person I am and if I had my time over I honestly wouldn’t change a single thing. Unsurprisingly this hasn’t always been the case. The counselling I went […]

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new friends
Writing

Why are new friends always a disappointment?

They say you’re lucky if you have two or three really good friends. Ones you’ll be taking to the grave. Friends that know every detail of your life and would never judge you for any of it. I have eight, which makes me incredibly fortunate. They’re an eclectic bunch that I’ve accumulated over the years. […]

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latent phase of labour
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Coming Round to the Idea

Although it was a massive shock when I peed on that stick last weekend, it didn’t take long to get used to the idea of becoming a party of five. Rather than get caught up in the potential negatives, I’ve been thinking of all the things that are great about having another baby. – he or […]

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how to help yourself
Mental Health

The day I left home

The day I left home started badly. With a punch in the face and almost broken nose to be exact. One of the many lies I was told throughout my childhood was that my half brother and sister’s father was mine as well. Growing up I just felt there was something amiss, that he didn’t […]

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weaning baby off the breast at night
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

A shock to the system

After I wrote this post I got rather upset about hubby and my lack of love life. Over the bank holiday weekend we had a yummy meal, good chat, few drinks then went bed nice and early. We are usually meticulous about contraception but got a bit, erm, over excited. On Saturday morning this happened… […]

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