Hi, I’m Claire. I’m a first time mum to Lenny, born January 2015. We live with my partner, two cats and a dog in Northamptonshire UK.
I have suffered with depression since I was 16, and was diagnosed with PND and PTSD after the birth of Lenny. It never goes away, and I have certain triggers. I have good days, and bloody awful days. But its made me realise that I can still be a parent if I have mental health issues, and it will not affect my son in anyway.
If any of the above applies to you, please don’t be afraid to get help or talk to someone if you haven’t already done so.
I’m fed up with seeing these blogs about parenting where everything comes across rosy and perfect! Come off it, life isnt like the movies! Its a learning curve, and we’re not always going to get it right. I want people like me to realise, you’re doing a great job! You should never feel bad about doing things your way.