Let’s Talk about Perinatal Mental Health

Let's Talk about Perinatal Health

When I was pregnant with Button I was asked if I would take part in a local survey about mental health in pregnancy and as a new mum (perinatal). It’s sad to an extent they didn’t want to ask about new dad’s or dad to be’s mental health as it can be a stressful time for them too; especially when we still have the old “men must take care of their partners” and “men shouldn’t show their feelings” which I don’t agree with and won’t be teaching my son. I was picked to have an interview after they had collated all of the survey data, Button was less than a week old but I decided to participate.  Read more

Does Having an Ileostomy Cure Ulcerative Colitis?

does having an ileostomy cure ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis is it cured by having an ileostomy? Is something people often ask in groups or just outright believe because surgeons tell them that they are cured once they have their ostomy surgery. This is something I have heard opinions from both sides and as I live with a permanent ileostomy and have lived with Ulcerative Colitis the majority of my life; I decided I would give you *my* view on the subject. Read more

Product Review: Sunshine Boxes

sunshine stationery gift boxes

We have all seen the different variants of subscription boxes that are out there nowadays, but this one caught my eye on Instagram. I can’t remember which account sent me that way exactly but I started following the account and looked at the website and really like the idea and look of the Sunshine Stationery gift boxes. Read more

Being an Inpatient and being a Parent

being an inpatient and being a parent

Now my Little Lady doesn’t find it anything new, mummy going to see doctors and even being an inpatient in hospital. Even though she is definitely not a fan of me going in it has some perks for her – I always get her some crap from the hospital shop and she gets to “look after daddy” by staying in my bed. But she was nearly 2 by the time I started being admitted regularly so she had a bit of understanding, whereas Button doesn’t have any; he cries when he hears my voice on the phone and doesn’t understand why he can see me when I video call but I’m not actually there. This is the longest I have ever been away from him or them both together. Read more