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National Mental Health Day

On this day (nearly 4 years ago now) I thought about the day that I’m living right now. Being a Mum was always something I hoped and dreamed of. I feel very grateful to have two little girls but I know sometimes I take it for granted. I didn’t know back then that some days I’d feel like I was losing my mind. The ups and downs, the roller coaster of emotions that is parenting. But what I do know is that all of that is normal and we all have the same battles, the good days and the bad. The lack of sleep for me is my biggest challenge. The days can feel long and hard but I feel very lucky to have a partner who is always there for me. As a parent or as a parent to be, remember that you are doing the best you can do, and most importantly just do you. Yes there will be hard times but with the bad come the good. Don’t forget that you have each other. Talk to each other, make time for each other and look after each other. For us we took a vow, for better for worse and even for the days when I feel like I’m about to lose my shit, I know I’m not alone. Talk to any Mum or Dad, and you can be sure to have the same story. Talk to those who will listen, it’s good for our mental health.

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