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Motherhood // Photography as Therapy

At the beginning of 2016 I was sad. Very very sad. There were days where I couldn’t leave the house because my anxiety was so overpowering. So crushing. So suffocating. After six months of parenting two children under four. Six months of not sleeping for more than 3 hours in a row. Six months of daily tears. After the months of surviving with a poor baby who was suffering from silent reflux. With his allergies that were only just being discovered. My anxiety and fear that people would  ...

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Motherhood // Is there ever a ‘right’ time?

The third child. I’ve written about this previously, and it truly is a topic that occupies my mind on a daily basis. When my children are (occasionally) playing together nicely, my heart sings, my ovaries beat, and a little voice pops up saying: “Imagine this with three! Go on!” When my children are arguing (which is much more frequent), my mind wanders off into a land where three children argue with a completely different dynamic: there is a mediator in the trio. It is  ...

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Motherhood // Getting Through the Baby Blues

This post was written by Holly Ashby. She works for Will Williams Meditation, who provide courses on Vedic Meditation, an easier and more effective alternative to Mindfulness Meditation, in central London. The baby blues are incredibly common. Buffeted by storms of hormones, shell-shocked from the birth and facing the enormous responsibility of looking after an entirely helpless human being, it’s not surprising that we might not feel at our best in the weeks and months after bringing new  ...

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Quietness and Anxiety

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet recently. Wedding planning has seriously ramped up as we have less than 4 months to go (eek) and The Little Geekery Company is taking up a lot of my time! We’ve had a great first week – so thank you so much to everyone for your support and orders so far! Huge robot snogs to you all! I haven’t really talked about this on the blog since my PND post back in December, but I’ve been suffering from really horrible anxiety issues for a  ...

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Anxiety and Clarity

Yesterday was a very anxious day. One of those days where you don’t really fancy leaving the house.  Where you’d quite like to curl up underneath the duvet and wish the day away. Where you’d happily sob in the darkness and safety of your bedroom until you felt better.  But you can’t because you’re a parent.  You have to be jolly. And responsible. And fun. It’s tough.  When I’m feeling anxious I want to shut myself away.   ...

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