• I was afraid of having a daughter. I was afraid that our relationship would be like mine with my mum, that maybe I wouldn't love her. That somehow the pain my mum suffered with her own mum, and the trials between her and I, would continue with me and my daughter

    Mum and Daughter Bond: Can You Repair the Past?

    Last week I spent my Saturday re-binge watching season 7 of Gilmore Girls.  I’ll be honest, it was a bit of a ‘meh’ week and I’d been feeling a tad crappy. Gilmore Girls has always been my go-to feel good series, and that’s how I found myself holed up in my office turned cinema for the day while the kids and Mr C had their day together playing in the garden and generally being playful fools. I paused my cinema day only to prepare food, eat food, and pop out for the occasional cuddle and chat with the kids.   via GIPHY Be Who You Want To Be As I…

  • PND Curse

    The PND Curse

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin There is a long history of PND and physical abuse in my family; my mum, her mum, her mum’s mum, and likely further back too. I have spent a huge chunk of my life being told that I would be the one to ‘break the cycle’ and that things would be different for me. My mum has always had this theory that the issues within our family centre around the first born female. I know, sounds like a Cinderella curse, doesn’t it?! But there does actually seem to be a kind of pattern; my nan was physically abused by her mother, and there is little…