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Kerry Thomas

I am a Mental health and parenting blogger. Blogging about my personal experiences. I have a beautiful two year old girl and hubby.

I am a mental health and parent blogger, blogging about my personal experiences.After being diagnosed with PTSD and PND. I am a mum to a beautiful little girl and wife to an amazing husband. I hope by sharing my experiences it help at least one person. I have my personal blog via http://mummythomasblog.wordpress.com.

Self Care Tips: Dealing With A Mental Illness

I've realised how important self-care is since having a child and dealing with a mental illness. I was so exhausted from the trauma. Dealing with the aftermath and being diagnosed with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and PND , I generally felt like a completely different person.
16/11/2017 13:05 GMT

Guilt: We All Feel It At Some Point In Our Lives

Guilt is such an awful feeling. We all feel guilty at some point in our lives. I feel it everyday when I look at my daughter playing. I ask myself: Why wasn't I able to be there for her in the beginning? Why did I have to have a traumatic birth? Why do I have a mental illness?
22/10/2017 23:47 BST

Be Kind To Yourself

A big worry of mine is how my mental illness is going to impact on my daughter and will my bad days affect her.
19/10/2017 13:50 BST

Her First Birthday And Our Strong Day

Your baby's first birthday is supposed to be a special moment. The excitement of splashing out on presents and decorations. Having cake and a big number one balloon. Having family and friends round with music and party food.
29/09/2017 11:31 BST

Birthing Plans - What Would You Change?

Every woman's pregnancy and birth is different. Mine started out with difficulty because we had IVF. Once we were successful we had our six week scan and we were transferred to the NHS for the remainder of our care. It went downhill from there.
31/08/2017 11:50 BST

The Toddler Years Begin. Terrible Twos Are A Myth Right?

1.​My daughter loves having a tantrum when we are shopping. I use to be mortified. Bright red face, everyone looking as I slowly scoop my child off the floor while trying to exit the building in a form of stealth mode seen only in James Bond. Now I just let her get on with it and almost feel like throwing myself down there right alongside her.
29/08/2017 15:01 BST

The Ramblings Of A New Mum. The Things They Don't Tell You

The days of going out for a nice meal with the hubby are gone. These days I get excited when my husband comes home so I can have a cuppa on my own, use the bathroom by myself or even have a bath without a rubber duck or princess Elsa launched at me.
25/08/2017 14:13 BST

I Felt Like A Stranger In My Own Body

I became over protective and when I did take her out I gripped the buggy so tight my knuckles went white. I constantly looked around. I hated when people came over to the buggy. I just wanted to stay in my house and shut the world out.
20/08/2017 21:12 BST

The Worst And Happiest Day Of My Life

Six days passed with no tests. Doctors glimpsed, gasped and then walked away, never the same one twice. I was terrified, ashamed and embarrassed. I felt like I wasn't meant to be a mother. I still hadn't held or bonded with my baby girl.
15/08/2017 17:04 BST