Life with three

Just One Thing – One Thing I’ve Learned As the series is drawing to a close, I wanted to share a contribution from a perspective of what you might call an ‘experienced parent’ (although I’m not sure she’d call herself that…)...
Flexible Working

Flexible Working

Just One Thing – Working When you have your first baby, leaving work can feel like a little like stepping out in to the unknown. But generally, the expectation is that you’ll do your leave, come back once your maternity pay runs out and carry on as before....
Diversity

Diversity

If you do a Google image search for ‘new parents’, you get pages full of images of able bodied, mainly white skinned, smiling couples. Images of parenthood outside of these norms are hard to come by, and conversation about what it is like to be a parent...
Dads’ mental health

Dads’ mental health

Just One Thing – Mental Health for Dads Since I’ve been active on social media, there has been a huge shift in how readily people talk about perinatal mental health. There is a growing community on both Instagram and Twitter talking openly about how...
Post Natal Fitness

Post Natal Fitness

Just One Thing – Postnatal Fitness Almost as soon as your baby has left your body, there is a pressure to get your ‘pre-baby body’ back. There are images of celebrities with washboard stomachs within weeks of giving birth, and a growing proliferation...
Gut Health

Gut Health

Just One Thing – Post Natal Gut Health As a clinical psychologist, I’ve followed with interest the recent news that depression, anxiety and other mood problems might be linked to gut health. So I was very happy to find Dr Megan Rossi, aka The Gut Health...