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A Bittersweet Father’s Day

Guest post by Darren Beggs from Bearded With Boys Father’s Day is usually a bit of a bittersweet day for me… on one hand, I am a dad to 2 of the most amazing boys and on the other hand,…

True Self-Care: Why Having A Bath Won’t Help You Cope

I wrote a post in the early days of this blog suggesting ways in which we can integrate self-care practices into our daily lives. The more I have thought about that post, the more I realise I wrong I was.…

We Need To Talk About Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux’s new documentary ‘Mothers on the Edge‘ aired last night exploring the severe side of postnatal mental illness. He spoke to several mums, their families, and clinicians at a mother and baby unit in England. I sat down to…

How to Support Your Child Through Exam Season

Easter is behind us and it won’t be long until the Summer holidays are upon us. Before we look to time off though, many children and teenagers will have exam season to look forward to. I spoke to Katie Matthews…

Focus On Recovery – A Message of Hope

Excerpt taken from Pangs: Surviving Motherhood and Mental Illness by Michelle Bradley. Recovery is possible. This is her message of hope. I began therapy with a psychologist and after a few months of exploring my issues, I can safely say…

No Mum Left Behind

Today is the third day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and this is one of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. Suicide is the biggest killer of women in the…

4 Ways To Support Someone With Mental Illness

Today is the first day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and the beginning of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. What is Maternal Mental Health Week? A week-long campaign dedicated…

What is Perinatal Mental Illness?

Today is the first day of Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK and the beginning of a series of posts discussing perinatal mental illness here at Blossom & Cave. What is Maternal Mental Health Week? A week-long campaign dedicated…

How Therapy Made Me A Better Mum

I am in therapy. There, I said it. Once a week I drive to my psychologist’s office and spend an hour working through my issues, mainly with anxiety. Stigma There would have been a time when I might have been…

Self-Care: A Beginner’s Guide

What is self-care and why do we need it? Picture the scene – it’s Monday evening and you’ve had a long day at work, or perhaps you have been at home keeping your little people alive and well. The energy…

How Writing Helped Me Overcome Postnatal Anxiety

When I first became pregnant, I had images in my head of dressing my sweet baby it cute little outfits, spending my days cuddling, reveling in motherhood…you know, as TV promised me it would be. Little did I know then…


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