Sick: the Shadow of Nausea

Dear friend, I’m so happy that you’re pregnant. And I’m so unhappy to hear about your debilitating nausea. I know what it’s like. I don’t know what you’ve already tried, so I’m sorry if this just repeats things you already know. But knowing how awful the nausea is, I thought it best to write down […]

I’m a Mess and it Probably Doesn’t Matter

I was out the other day, when my toddly boy got ‘chatting’ with a little girl of ten months. It was rather cute. Her mum and I got chatting too. Within ten minutes we were sharing some pretty deep stuff. She has post-natal depression (PND). She had planned to be having another baby quite close […]

Promised Joy

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men   Gang aft agley An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy! Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1785) You know that tendency we have to plan? You might not have much of it. But I would guess it’s there. Even if it’s buried under […]