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April 24, 2017 - No Comments!

One of those Magnifying Glass Moments- by Sally Macleod

Sally Macleod lives in Brighton with her husband and son, and is part of the Mummyshock team. Here she shares some more of her own experiences as a new Mum...

In my last post I wrote about how I’ve experienced more of a magnifying glass effect than magic wand moments in being a mum. The moments when I feel like motherhood makes me aware of the things I need to work on and change, rather than magically makes them disappear. I thought it might be helpful to share about one of the areas I’ve felt motherhood has held a magnifying glass to.

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April 3, 2017 - 6 comments

The Magic Wand of Motherhood by Sally Macleod

Sally Macleod lives in Brighton with her husband and son, and is part of the Mummyshock team. Here she shares about her own experiences as a new Mum...

I remember before I became pregnant, and during pregnancy in fact, even in those early days of motherhood, I held this belief that some kind of magic transformation would take place. That giving birth to a baby would be like a magic wand being waved over my life. And that the moment I became a mother I would suddenly become a better person, that I would instantly be the mum I’d seen on Pinterest and Facebook, the kind of mum I had revered without realising.

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March 16, 2017 - No Comments!

Reflections on Becoming a New Mum by Abby Perrins

Abby Perrins lives in Brighton with her husband and two children, and is a previous Mummyshock group member. Here she shares her reflections on her own journey of becoming a mum...

"I am early on in my parenting journey, with only a three month old and two and a half year old. I hear parents say to other parents-to-be that their one piece of advice is to ignore everyone's advice. I totally get this as you are bombarded with lots of (often conflicting!) advice which can sometimes be helpful, but often replaces your own instincts, which are your best guide.

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March 13, 2017 - 1 comment.

Baby Makes 3

Having a baby can be really tough on your relationship with your partner- and sometimes this can take you totally by surprise! During week 6 of our current Mummyshock course, we explored how having a baby can impact your relationship in terms of increased conflict, and feeling less emotional connection or closeness to your partner.

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