Tag Archives: parenting

Glutton for punishment

I think the time has come to admit some home truths to myself and make some changes. I am going through life with one foot in the past and one in the present, leaving no foot free for the future, and until now I wasn’t ready to admit it to myself. But now I am. […]

Breaking the cycle

“They say your life changes when you have a baby and they are right, but it is so, so much more than that. My daughter makes me question everything I ever knew about life, myself and the way I choose to interact with those around me. I used to think that you shouldn’t hold a […]

The importance of the mother figure (and other life lessons)

“I have been able to identify a behaviour pattern throughout my life of “seeking” mother figures of whom I could emotionally connect with. The pattern goes as follows: 1) I meet someone who I perceive to be a “mother figure” (traditionally the right age and disposition) 2) I strike up a close friendship with them […]

Being Borderline and making parenting choices

When I found out I was pregnant, I was over the moon (it was a planned pregnancy). However, one of my biggest worries about having a child was whether I was up to the job of bringing up a stable, happy and healthy person. First of all, I worried that my personality disorder or poor […]

Soul Searching

Please bear with me on this, I think it may be a slightly long one, but I hope to cover quite a bit of ground. I have now been a mother for nearly six months, and although parenthood is this hard, whirlwind of a journey, it has been bloody amazing too. The tiredness and dirty […]

2015 – A new start.

Hi Guys! Well, it’s been quite a while since I last posted, and a lot has happened in that time. On November 12th 2014 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Evelyn Poppy. I won’t go into the details save to say birth is pretty horrendous, but it is true when they say you forget […]

Having a child when you have Borderline Personality Disorder

As far back as I can remember, I have wanted to have a family, but when I got ill I stopped believing it would ever happen. Now I have met James, I have allowed the thought to enter my head again, but obviously not until the time is right. I want to be in a […]