The Mummy Guilts

The hardest part of parenting for me has not been the parenting itself; instead it’s been the journey of finding my self-worth. A journey that I thought I had well and truly gone on and conquered in my early 20’s. But alas! The journey reared its head in a big way. It pretty much just punched me straight in the face as soon as my womb was done being a home. As my vagina was hanging up an ‘On Lunch Break, Be Back In 2 Years’ sign my brain put up an ‘And By The Way You Suck At Everything’ sign. Which is pretty fucking rude considering the circumstances.

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How To Have A Perfect Birth

Damn, I love birth stories. I wouldn’t recommend listening to ANY story that isn’t fucking lovely and perfect until after you have birthed a child though. Actually, scrap that. Don’t listen to anything. Don’t READ anything. Try to avoid planning anything all together actually, because at the end of the day whatever you think birth is- it’s fucking not. I don’t mean that in a Negative Nelly sort-of-way, I mean it in more of a you-can’t-fucking-plan-for-this sort of way. Birth is amazing and hard and incredible and fucking hard and life-changing but hard as fuck. It’s comical for the most part (when you’re not the one with a fucking human trying to leave you). But in HINDSIGHT (what a magical thing) it’s pretty funny.

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