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2019 Has Not Been a Great Work Year

This year hasn’t been a vintage year for me work-wise and that’s not something I’ve advertised on social media or elsewhere. Whenever I’ve mentioned it to friends or family, they’ve all said the same thing: ‘you’d never know from the outside.’ So much of real professional success is about how…
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The Truth About Being a Freelance Mum

Over the past year, I’ve been fortunate enough to build an incredible community of mothers on social media @mamalovesgrey. Through the endless conversations I’ve had with hundreds of mums, I’ve gained an insight into the front line of feminism and one of the biggest sticking points is how the household…
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The Fourth Trimester Series: BIRTH

Sharing your birth story has almost become a rite of new motherhood passage, with both film and photography becoming pretty normal delivery room add on. And while there is plenty to say about, for me personally and for many other mums I’ve since met and spoken to, your little one’s…
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The Fourth Trimester Series: FEEDING

You’ve been through the birth, got your bundle of joy home and are looking forward to getting to know each other. But, for many women, the ‘bubble’ of newborn bliss isn’t quite the glowy fantasy they had imagined with feeding challenges consuming the whole experience. Struggling with both the physical,…
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Taking Baby Steps Back To Confidence Post Birth

Confidence is something which we all aspire to in one way or another, but having self-belief isn’t something which stays at a constant level, or that once you attain lasts throughout your lifetime. It ebbs and flows and even the most assured woman can suffer crises and setbacks depending on…
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Segueing Back into Style With Modern Classics

The ‘fourth trimester’ or the three months after you give birth are a rollercoaster of highs and lows with relentless sleep deprivation and a bundle of joy who turns into a mini demon at the strike of midnight. From breastfeeding trials to physical recovery, it’s a tricky time of adjustment…
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I Didn’t Know About Prenatal Anxiety—Until It Happened to Me

First published on MyDomaine.com HERE, this account of my pregnancy experience addresses the little-discussed challenge of pre-natal anxiety and the impact it can have on your happiness, mental health and pre-birth preparation.  When you’re unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, your evening dreams and daytime reveries are often occupied with imagining…
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Home Sweet Home: Nursery Tour

Putting a nursery together is one of the nicest tasks of pregnancy preparation, and so closely tied to the nesting instinct. But while I loved decorating my baby’s room, I also found it made me feel anxious with superstitions often playing on my mind. That constant fear of what ‘could’…
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