This week (30th April - 6th May) is UK Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week, with World Maternal Mental Health Day on Wednesday 2nd May. So in the spirit of openness, I'm sharing my own maternal mental health story. Here is me at one of the lowest times in my life. Aged 34, with a newborn baby, a 17 month old, my marriage in tatters and husband about to leave for good.
If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend, try foraging for wild garlic. I’m a big fan of foraging for wild food, especially as it’s free!
I had a lovely spring walk last weekend at Dalkeith Country Park just outside Edinburgh with my children. The air was thick with the smell of wild garlic, which covered most of the woodland floor. So we picked a bagful, took it home and I knocked up a batch of wild garlic pesto – keep reading for the recipe.
Happy Easter! Apart from a few chocolate ones, this is my most recent eggy purchase – the Eco-Egg. At the start of 2018, I made a pledge to try and reduce my family’s impact on the environment so I’m enjoying discovering new products all the time. I’ve been using the Eco-Egg since January and haven’t used any laundry detergent at all since then which is definitely a win for the environment! It contains special pellets which do all the cleaning, so there are no harsh chemicals, therefore no hormone disrupters. Having balanced hormones is so important for women’s health, especially if you are trying to conceive or have a hormonal condition such as PCOS or endometriosis.
If you would like to collaborate with a guest blog, please get in touch by email. I'm interested in articles about fertility, pregnancy, parenthood, complementary therapies, book or product reviews, local practitioners or classes, and general health and well-being. My horizons are pretty broad, so if you have something you'd like to write about, please do!