Category: You Rock!

Inspiration and motivation from mums who are rocking it their way!

Striking a balance – nourishing ourselves whilst being “Mum” (by Kelly Vines)

Before we get started on the important bit, I thought I would give you an insight into how this blog post came about. The lovely Gemma from “The Organised Mum” got in touch with me having seen some of my posts on Instagram. I jumped at the chance to guest blog as blogging is something ...

Sarah’s Story: Playing Mum was easy! (by Sarah Mullin)

  I started life as a nanny, at 18, and for the next 10 years I worked for 3 families. Most recently with a lovely working family (7am-7pm). I’ve always loved my job, I was really good at it. I could get the children in my care sleeping with no fuss, eating everything I gave ...

Roxie’s Story: I had the baby blues but due to my lack of support it was turning into post-natal depression (by Roxanne Judd)

  My little girl arrived on 23 July, 9 days late, 10lbs (!) and was a horrible birth.  She was a back to back labour, forceps delivery, I suffered a third-degree tear and had to have two blood transfusions.  8 weeks later when I started to feel depressed, a failure, emotional and irritable with everyone ...

Danni’s Story: I am a Single Mum Through Choice (by Danni Dutton)

  When I was asked to write about being a single mum, it really hit home that, actually, I really am one. I started my insta journey in May of this year, not really knowing where it would go or what I would do. I just knew that I wanted, no NEEDED some kind of ...

Katie’s story: Birth is not a competitive sport (by Katie Cole)

Hiya. My name is Katie. I am 30 years old and I have two children. I am a military dependant, meaning (for me) that I follow my soldier husband around raising kids, keeping house and generally faffing around on the internet. I am a makeup artist, crafter and a lover of all things science. I ...

Niamh’s Story: What it’s like to live in a different country to your family (by Niamh Bickford)

530km. That’s how far it is from London to Dublin. Not ridiculously far, but far enough away that I can’t pop over to borrow milk on a weekday evening! Myself and my husband grew up in Dublin but moved away 9 years ago. Oh how I love our trips back to Dublin to see our ...

Carolyn’s Story: Self-care for Mums requires a healthy delicious breakfast – no sipping of hot water and lemon juice required (by Carolyn Valentine)

I am a mum, health researcher and blogger and I am passionate about the impact food can have on women's physical health, mental health and self esteem. Self-care is actually not something that used to come naturally to me and I have had to learn to truly prioritise this. One thing I have learnt is ...