postnatal depression


Dads Are Asking For Help, And We Need To Listen 2 Comments

There’s been a discussion in the media recently about men who develop depression after the birth of their child. The crux of the debate centres on whether or not this can be called “postnatal depression”. As with most internet debates, there’s no overriding consensus. There are arguments for and against, […]


What Do Young Parents Need? 9 Comments

Contrary to what you might read in the comments of a Daily Mail article, the answer to that question is not “a job”, “a kick up the arse” or “forcible sterilization”, charming as those suggestions may be. Attitudes are slowly changing, but society still has a major attitude problem towards […]


A Secret About Me: #Blogtober16 4 Comments

I’ll be honest, I’m a little stumped on this one. I’m a bit of an “open book” personality – not through choice, but purely because I don’t have the filters to actually stop me from coming out with all my secrets. I’m great at keeping other people’s secrets, but my […]


The Daddy Diaries #5 – Support

Did you feel that, as a father, there was as much support available to you as there was available to Maddy?  Honestly, no. It’s awful, but a lot of people don’t expect the dad to hang around when it’s a young mum, and people who didn’t know us were often […]


Letter To A New Young Mum

I want you to know that it’s okay to be afraid. It’s okay to feel apprehensive; to get that little chill of fear down your spine when you realise that this tiny human being now relies on you to meet all of its needs, and they are helpless without you.