WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP HITS A BRICK WALL?

Imagine that kids are ivy and a your relationship is a brick wall. The ivy grows on the wall and it all looks beautiful, but look a little closer and the ivy is slowly but surely undermining the solid structure that once stood. Ivy can have a devastating effect on bricks and mortar, no matter how strong it once stood and the arrival of kids can really put even the best of relationships under serious strain. Continue reading

AM I THE ONLY IMPOSTER PARENT?

There’s a LOT of talk in the last few years about ‘the imposter syndrome’. We all know what it is. That feeling that, any minute, everyone else around you is going to realise that you don’t belong here, that you’re faking it and have absolutely zero credentials for what you are doing.  Continue reading

WHY I’M LEARNING TO LET GO…

I’ve spoken honestly and openly about my struggles with mental health. Neither my depression nor my anxiety are severe, but they have been ‘bad’ enough to severely impact on my life at certain points. It’s hard to know why I feel the pressure of life so keenly – I’m highly competitive, ambitious and was encouraged to be a high-achiever my whole life (second was first loser in my childhood home) – but most days I get to the end feeling like I’ve fallen short.  Continue reading