An Open Letter To The Father Of My Child

Dear Father of my Son,

Happy first Fathers Day. I will just worn you that this post is probably about to get really bloody soppy. Since Oscar is too little to thank you for the Daddy that you are, I will attempt to do it for him.


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Guest Post Series: Loneliness in Parenthood with Lifemilk2016

Being a young/single parent and experiencing loneliness.

It feels weirdly good that an opportunity has arose to write my first post surrounding loneliness in motherhood, thanks to the brilliant blogger that is Keighley. I am in the process of launching my own blog but I felt I had to get involved in this particular topic because it is something I experience often.

For those of you that do not know me or have not come across my twitter (@LifeMilk2016), my name is Jen and I have recently turned 28. I have an 8-year-old daughter, in year three and I guess I first ever experienced loneliness going back to when I was pregnant in 2008. I was 18 years old, and had fallen pregnant at a time when my life was all about going out, dating and having fun. I had always had a huge group of friends and was planning / hosting our teen days out which changed dramatically, once I decided to have a child. My peer group dropped me, I guess because i could no longer binge drink, party all night long and have girly holidays. Being so young, terrified of becoming a mother and feeling alone throughout my whole pregnancy – is something I will never forget!

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Guest Post Series: Loneliness in Motherhood with Emily from MummyLinks

Emily is primarily a stay-at-home mum, but after suffering with PND&A she has been working to reduce the stigma of maternal mental health (see #ShoutieSelfie campaign and http://www.bit.ly/IDIDNTLOVEHIM). She has also set up the social project http://www.mummylinks.com to help all mums meet locally for adhoc playdates safely (it’s invite/approval only). If you’d like to support her work please read more and donate at http://www.bit.ly/MummyLinks. To follow her on social media head to http://www.twitter.com/MummyLinksApp and http://www.instagram.com/MummyLinksApp

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Where Have I Been?

Hi guys,

I thought that I would do a quick post to explain where I have been and why I have been crap at uploading blog posts – well, social media in general over the last couple of weeks.

About three weeks ago it was the deadline for my last assignment and all of my exams for my course. Of course this took a lot of my time and energy trying to get this done and sorted ready for the deadline date. I am now finished until I start my actual degree in October – let the stress begin!

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Why I Am a Working Mum

Hello,

I thought this might be quite an important and interesting (maybe) post to write. I feel like there is judgment cast on mums whether they decide to return to work after maternity leave or if they decide to leave work and become a stay at home mum. The most important thing to remember is that neither option is better or worse than the other. I am no better than a stay at home mum because I work and vice-versa.
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What’s in my Bag? & Mini Review

Hello,

I recently purchased this bag from Boutique of Molly and I am loving it! I thought that it would be really fun if I did a ‘What’s in my Bag?’ post of my non-mum bag and also did a mini-review of the bag. I also have a discount code for 20% if you stick around to the end of the post.

So, What’s in my Bag?

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