My husband and I are always game for a challenge, and last month when my car was stolen, we saw it as a fun opportunity to try and get by with one car for a month. We enjoy challenges like this. It definitely has been interesting and challenged us in many ways, most notably logistically. … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from Five Years of Meditating – Moms who Meditate
Bulletproof coffee has revolutionized mornings for this tired mama of three. But what on earth is it? It sounds rather rugged and hardcore, doesn't it? Don't be intimidated. It is quite simply a way of preparing your coffee with a few extra products and a blender. It has changed my morning game completely. I am… Continue reading Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.
Podcasts can be a new mum's best friend. They are intellectual stimulation and a sense of connection and engagement in what can be a lonely and isolating time. Today I share the podcasts that changed my life and daily practices for the better. I discovered podcasts on my second maternity leave, and fell in love… Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from 200+ Hours of the Tim Ferriss and School of Greatness Podcasts
Why read this article? Because it will help you to stop comparing and worrying on your maternity leave (about what others are doing and what their opinions are) and help to clear your mind. You will feel liberated reading about this project I completed. Reading time: 4 minutes Before starting on a food diet at… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects: Give up Social Media for 1 Month
Why read this article? I talk about being high risk for post-partum depression (PPD), why the symptoms are not easy to pick up on until you have hindsight, the subtle barriers to getting help, what it's like taking SSRIs and a multi-pronged approach that worked for me. I had the most unbelievable, awesome experiences… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Essays: Treat Your Mental Health Like a Project!
I wanted to share with you some of the strategies and things I've learnt about being a sleep deprived mom, starting with the 'simple' strategies everybody tells you, including the psychologists, then I'll dig a bit deeper and share my own experiences and things that have worked for me, when I am operating on little… Continue reading Managing Sleep Deprivation with a Toddler and a Newborn. Ways to Hack your Fatigue from a Mom who’s been there.