chronic stress

early menopause
Mental Health

Turns Out (For Me, Aged 39) Early Menopause is a Lot Like Early Pregnancy

I’ve been convinced for the last year or so that I’m going through early menopause. This is also known as perimenopause, and can last for years. According to the medical world, the average age for women to go through the Big M is 51. Anything between 40-60 is considered within normal range, so at 39, […]

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chronically stressful life
Mental Health

How to Survive A Chronically Stressful Life with Your Marbles in Tact

I’ve had a week of highs or lows, with not much in between. In all honesty, this is often the case when you live a chronically stressful life like I do. My week started last Saturday with going to BML17 (formally Brit Mums), one of the biggest annual blogging conferences here in the UK. I […]

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one of those days
Autism Parenting

No Matter How Dark Our Days Get We Must Never Lose Hope 

“I hate you, and wish you weren’t part of our family.” Screamed 3yo Freddy, in another one of his rages. It was fuelled by me insisting that he went to the toilet when he got up this morning. I know, what a terrible mama right? Anyone who has lived with a threenager will know how […]

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chronic stress
Autism Parenting

Chronic Stress: An Autism Family’s Elephant in the Room

Yesterday was International Day of Happiness. You would never have known in my house, it was more like yet another day of chronic stress. This is doubly ironic given how my last blog was all about how well we are doing. How it feels like we’ve turned an elusive corner with our 7yo autistic daughter […]

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