Happy Christmas Everyone! I truly hope you are having a fun filled, festive time with family and friends. And if you are
Mum of one, Emily founded MummyLinks - the safe place to meet mums locally - after suffering loneliness and Post Natal Depression. Before motherhood Emily studied at Oxford University, worked as a Strategy Consultant, and then spent nearly 5 years in Supply Chain Management at innocent drinks. But she found the transition from career girl to motherhood very difficult - particularly feeling lonely. So she is now passionate about helping all mums to create a great support network locally to them. MummyLinks helps mums meet locally for ad-hoc playdates, safely - it is invite/approval only. Emily is also an advocate for maternal mental health, working tirelessly to reduce the stigma and raise awareness. She launched the #ShoutieSelfie campaign in May 2017 which was a great success. She has also created a number of videos including the brutally honest: www.bit.ly/IDIDNTLOVEHIM If you would like to join the MummyLinks community please ask to join the facebook group to hear more: www.facebook.com/groups/MummyLinks
I am lucky to come across so many amazing mums in my line of work – many of them having survived post natal depression and
15/12/2017 11:51 GMT
A lot of my mum friends are currently having a second (or even third! yikes!) child right now. This brings mixed emotions
08/12/2017 14:31 GMT
Last week I have the privilege of attending a session in Westminster on the importance of mental health provision during
30/11/2017 16:41 GMT
This may be obvious to you - it's something I've always done even before kids, but having spoken to a family member who has NEVER batch cooked and frozen I thought I'd share it! There are some great kid friendly meals that works very well. Our favourites are bolognese, chicken casserole, chilli, curry and even easier - buying frozen fish fillets that quickly microwave!
13/11/2017 11:51 GMT
As summer turns to autumn the lovely green trees turn red and brown...but unfortunately at some point in this season our lovely children go from a sun-kissed glow to pale and green. It's bug time people! I'm not talking the crusty noses and coughs. I'm talking stomach bugs. Horrible, icky, stomach bugs.
19/10/2017 15:13 BST
You wouldn't be alone in wondering whether PND was an illness of the millennial generation as they start to become mothers - with the statistic that mental health issues effects 1 in 5 mums (and 1 in 10 dads) but most of the baby boomers not having come across many mums who struggled in their time.
10/10/2017 15:39 BST
Not stuck at work an hours commute away. They can pop round at a moment's notice (well maybe not quite a moment - it's not easy getting a baby out at lightning speed!) So when your baby has pooed through ALL your nappies in one morning, they can drop some spares rounds.
29/09/2017 11:27 BST
I hated picturing a mum like I was, stuck at home feeling like she just wants to get out and have some adult conversation - but with nobody local to meet. Let's face it, when you aren't feeling confident some of those baby classes just make it worse! But meeting a fellow mum for a coffee, or soft play, or at the park. That might just be manageable.
08/09/2017 13:08 BST
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