Me & Ted 2

I’m a thirty-something wife and mum from Essex, UK. I like food, wine and binge-watching TV boxsets. I’m not a Perfect Mum, I’m a Good Enough Mum and I’m okay with that.

Motherhood is hard, harder than I expected, and it was made a little tougher when, after my gorgeous son was born in 2013, I unexpectedly found myself in deep despair, battling Postnatal Depression and intense anxiety. Now recovered, I created this blog as a place to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences in an attempt to help anyone else currently suffering to feel less alone. You can find out more about my PND journey and read all my mental health and self-help content here.

I’m also just a mum and I regularly post about the joys and challenges of parenthood and the adventures of my four year old “Caterpillar,” alongside family recipes, product & book reviews, tips & tricks and my take on the big parenting topics of the day.

If you’re looking for perfect Pinterest crafts you’re not likely to find them here but if you’re looking for honest observations, discussions and experience-sharing on every aspect of life with kids then you’re definitely in the right place.

Parenthood is a journey, not a destination, and I’m here to find the joy in it where I can. I hope you’ll join me!

Laura x



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15 comments on “About

  1. Good job on your blog. I too was in your same situation. Loved the post on today’s postpartum progress. Is there a way to follow your blog so that I get an email when you post a new article.

  2. Your experience of PND is so similar to mine. Insomnia, anxiety and those awful repetitive thoughts. Almost too much for one person to bear. You express it all so well! Congratulations on your blog. PND was the single and worst thing to ever happen to me. To this day I am still amazed how my intelligent and loving family couldn’t see how desperately ill I was. Somehow I was saved thanks to the help of a brilliant PND expert doctor who finally saw how desperately ill I had become!

    1. I’m so glad you have been able to recover. It’s definitely the worst experience of my life too and, like you say, almost too much to bear. It WAS too much really but you have no choice but to struggle on, do you? When I was ill all I wanted was to find as many people as I could who had recovered, or were well on their way to recovery. Those stories gave me the shred of hope that kept me going. I made a promise there and then that should I recover I’d share my story with as many as I could to try to give that hope to others, hence the blog.

      Thank you so much for reading, and sharing your experience. And for your kind words.

      L x

  3. Reading your blog has made me realise how far I have come in 4 years. I have battled PND following both births but ever so slowly I have started to find me again. Sometimes she slips away but I know me is hiding in the background ready to be found.

  4. Hi Laura,
    I’m a freelance journalist writing an article about the RCGP initiative on perinatal mental health for Daily Mail Good Health. I would like to include a summary of your story and your interaction with the RCGP and Dr Carrie Ladd. Could you email me and perhaps we could talk on the phone possibly this evening Tuesday 9th or tomorrow Wednesday

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  6. Hi Laura,

    You and I have similar motivations for sharing ourselves online. I have a site that is focused on proper diaphragmatic breathing as a method for dealing with anxiety and panic attacks. The site is a ‘labor of love’ kind of thing for me as I have been dealing with anxiety my whole life. You are welcome to use any of the resources on my site, http://www.stop-anxiety-attack-symptoms.com if you like. Thanks for your comments on breathing and stress,


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