Marking Mental Health Week and My Own 5 Non-Negotiables for Wellbeing

Generally, I hate to generalise, but in this instance I’m going to.  Pretty much whatever angle I look at it from, being a Mum is HARD! I hear from others that it’s hard, I read in blogs and social media that it’s hard and it’s my lived experience so far (nearly 6 years in and counting). But I’ll be honest, when I had my first I seriously wondered why everyone else was finding it all so easy. Turns out that they weren’t but who knew?!? Not me.

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That Light Bulb Moment

We all have our light bulb moments. Everyone’s moment will look very different but when it happens it's hard not to LISTEN.

I've had a few big light bulb moments since having children. The most significant being at around 8 weeks postpartum, when according to some, the postpartum period is ticked off, yep, that’s right, done and dusted! However I still felt like I was in the thick of it. I WAS in the thick of it.

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Are you worth it? I say a resounding YES!

I’ve thought for some time as to whether to (re)post this meme. So many people get uncomfortable when we talk about money. Heck, I get uncomfortable talking about money.  Money, and perceptions around money and worth, can be a sensitive topic but I’d love to have the conversation. May we?

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Why Blissful Mothers?

Having such a tough postpartum period (appreciating it’s not a competition, everyone’s ‘tough’ is different and that’s ok)  led to me knowing that my future work HAD to ease the path into motherhood for other women. To help them create their Village, sometimes maybe to BE their village, or at least part of it. To share with them the information they require to plan for their postpartum with the same level of thought and awareness that is already given to pregnancy, birth and subsequently to parenting.

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