What a beautiful day it is today! We started our day with Happy Hands 😍 then we met Tal and Enzo at the park for a little play. We walked up to see the ducks, Lowri picked her first flowers 😍 Lowri wanted to show the ducks her swimming skills though and tried to get in the pond with them 🙈 we then went onto the rugby pitch for a run around, went to play on the bandstand, then went to the maze. We had McDonald's for dinner, followed by a little play with Enzo's dinosaurs before picking Mimi up from the bus. We had such a lovely time, it's lovely to have a catch up on a beautiful day ❤️ I'm suffering quite a bit with my anxiety towards Lowri again at the moment. I have no idea why 🤷🏼♀️ it's really starting to annoy me though. I'm not sure whether it's because she's well and truly Miss Independent or what 🤦🏼♀️ I've done really well at rationalising my thought process over the last few months however, it seems that I'm failing to do that at the moment. Maybe it's because I'm going on my honeymoon next week, and I'm leaving her for a full 5 days? I've already anticipated a phonecall to say something has happened to her 🤦🏼♀️ she's honestly such a monkey, she gives me hourly heart attacks!! Nevertheless, I'm pushing through and still getting out as much as I can with her, despite wanting to keep her confined to the house. I am very much looking forward to our little honeymoon though!! 5 days of just us, husband and wife, Jess and Ieuan, not being mummy and daddy 🙈 what on earth will we do 😂 .
#childhood #childhoodunplugged #rawchildhood #rawmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #monkey #mischief #toddlerhood #toddlersofinstagram #pickingflowers #maze #fun #outdoorfun #freshair #spring #playing #childrenplaying #havingfun #friendship #mylovesandlittles #mylittlelove #anxiety #rationalthinking #pna #postnatalanxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bloggingmama #mummybloggersuk
This brave patient came into today with a double ingrown nail and an infection which she is currently treating with antibiotics.
Did you know the local anaesthetic may not work if there is an infection present? This is why it is important to control the infection prior to surgery and also minimise the chances of any complications.
If you are experiencing any ingrown nail pain, contact us on 82069095
#ingrownnail #podiatry #footdoctor #ingrowntoenail #surgery #podiatrist #pna
KNOW SOMEONE WHO NEEDS SUPPORT?⠀
If you are worried about someone close to you, you can:⠀
⠀ • Gently ask if they are able or willing to share what is going on⠀
⠀ • Reassure them that they are not alone. There are things that can be done to help⠀
⠀ • Suggest that they speak to their GP, other trusted health professional⠀ ⠀
• Phone PANDA or COPE (see two posts ago for ☎️ numbers) for further guidance on how best to support them. ⠀
If you’re worried you could have antenatal or postnatal anxiety or depression, be assured that many other women and men have come through this experience to find joy and fulfillment as a parent. You are not alone, and you don’t have to go through it alone.⠀
We are only a PM away 🥰⠀
Week 12 - Mini Workshop - 子供ワークショップ
Finally the much anticipated March holidays has arrived! E1 invited her friends over for a mini Nagomi workshop session - we called it a "paint date" 🤪 Once again, the amazing thing about working with children is their zero inhibition in their creative process. Anything and everything is possible, just coz! Adults tend to box themselves in with imaginary and self-imposed boundaries. Yours truly is no exception either. I ended the session with a humbled mind - started the session with the intent to teach but ended up learning.🙇♀️ 今週はシンガポール学校の休みが始めた！1週間だけで、もうそろそろ終わりになっちゃいますね😭
#pastelnagomiart #pna #nagomiart #nagomi #pastel #softpastel #fabercastellsg #fabercastell #art #healingart #パステル和みアート #和みアート #ヒーリング #ヒーリングアート #パステル #パステルアート #artsingapore #singapore #heartinhandnagomi
Saying goodbye is really hard, especially for a great school family member! We’ll miss Miss Tabitha but we’re so excited for her next adventure!!! #congrats #PNA #UnicornNation @pnaak
I saw a post by @mother_pukka
highlighted by @cherryhealey
earlier ❤️, and it got me thinking. I spent most of my early 20s acquiring stuff (actual stuff, other people's opinions, self esteem issues, general mind clutter etc) figuring out who I was.
Now I'm nearing 30 the act of shedding all the (mostly) self inflicted pressure of it all, is incredibly freeing. It's easier to do now, as a mum, because you don't really have a choice. It's a lesson in humility and humbleness like nothing else, and during that metamorphic time of finding your feet as a parent; after the cocooning, rose tinted naivety of pregnancy, you get a feel for the person you are under all those layers; the contrast for me felt pretty drastic, and contributed to a good 4 months of PNA and agoraphobia.
Cultivating a sense of personal integrity, trying to 'stay true to yourself' literally couldn't be harder now in a culture of ads, influencer culture and curated content, being a parent is already hard enough. Back then 20 year old me would have caved, would have felt the stress of the haves and have nots, and the pressure of not measuring up.
Near 30 me, with a toddler, a house to run, job to juggle and an 11 year relationship under the belt, says fuck it. I define what progress and triumph means to me, personal success can only really be measured by ourselves, not by comparing with others.
What You Get When You Come To See Me// Ever want to know what it’s like to see a Naturopath and Nutritionist ?? It is always different for each client, but you can expect lots of questions, asking about all of your systems and ailments. I am such a visual person, always drawing random things on scrap paper, (fellow clients know about “that” drawer) 🙈. Sometimes I even use the whiteboard, sometimes when the babies come in, we sit on the floor. Sometimes I’m holding and rocking the baby, sometimes I’m holding your hand as you talk about some tough things, sometimes we laugh and sometimes we cry. But what I want my clients to know is that, no session is the same... I want you to know that even that random symptom that you are embarrassed about, could be a missing piece to your puzzle.
We do testing, dietary analysis, nutritional analysis, blood testing, and sometimes we do shots together. (🥃🥃Herbal that is). Each and every client is valued, heard and treated individually. Whether it’s your gut troubles, your hormones giving you beef, some fat you want to lose, or feeling completely overwhelmed by life, in my clinic you matter.
I spend an hour and a half with my initial clients and really develop a sense of that person. I get to know them and see their struggles. I like to think that each client walks out with a new direction, optimism, hope and real life tools to help them succeed in their health goals Maybe some nutrients, annnnnnndddd maybe a swamp-like herbal tonic to boot 😅🤢
We are the Kent Doula Collective, a group of doulas working across Kent supporting families through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
We are all different and looking forward to hearing your story.
Come and say hello on our website (link in bio)
"Quyết định của cuộc đời bạn sẽ đi về đâu không phụ thuộc vào thế giới mà là sự lựa chọn của bạn"
#PNA #yellow #black
When I saw this quote it instantly made me think of how I felt when I became a mum. It’s also something I hear when speaking to other parents. We can build up a picture in our head of what being a parent will be like, mostly based around what we see on TV & Movies, then the reality hits us and it’s nothing like the perfect image we had in our heads! It can be really hard to come to this realisation. I believed I would have a lovely tidy house, my baby would actually sleep/nap, I’d be out at coffee mornings and have an active social life...oh and I’d snap back to my pre baby weight....the reality was totally different. I had hardly any sleep, I struggled to keep the house in order, and I had such terrible anxiety I didn’t leave my house. Eventually I realised that the reality of being a parent, while amazing and wonderful, can be incredibly hard. Social media doesn’t help, we are bombarded with perfect images, causing us to compare ourselves to this impossible standard.
The truth is, it is hard, it’s exhausting, and there are so many other parents who feel the same, it just isn’t spoken about very often. It’s an adjustment, we have spent so long, dreaming about what it will be like when our baby arrives, and often it’s nothing like that. There is still so much joy to be found, we just need to take the pressure off of ourselves to have everything “perfect”. 💖
#postnatalwellbeing #mentalhealthawareness #postnataldepression #postnatalanxiety #parent #newmum #mummy #dad #parenting #parenthood #mentalwellness #pnd #pna #newbaby #reallife #realparenting #mom
Yesterdays's Baby Mindful class at Westcliffe Hall was such a privilege to hold.
In the BELIEVE step of each class, we share an affirmation or focus on a positive experience. It's one of my favourite of the 7 steps.
It can be a reminder of how awesome you're doing at keeping your tiny human thriving, it could just lift your mood a little in that moment in class, or perhaps, and maybe even more usefully, you 'bank' the positive feeling and pull on it at a more challenging time.
And challenging times can come thick and fast when you're parenting a young baby right?! So maybe as you find yourself pacing the landing at 3.23am as you're rocking and soothing your baby back to sleep for the 4th time that night, or when the little one decides the moment before leaving the house is the time for one of *those* explosive poos, or on a day when baby just want to be held and you've even gone for a wee one-handed (quite a skill!)... whatever the challenge is, it's then that positive affirmations come in to their own and we can draw on them, to give ourselves that boost of strength to get through.
For yesterday's BELIEVE activity, I asked parents to think about a challenging time and to share, if they felt comfortable to, what helped them get through it, using the phrase "when life gave me lemons I .... " .
I couldn't have hoped for more open sharing from my amazing mamas, they each chose to share some pretty emotionally charged challenges, and listening to the strategies they used to get through these "lemony" times was so inspirational.
It showed that there is such value in being open and a little vulnerable - Collectively they gave the group SIX nuggets of wisdom and strength to draw on next time life throws those lemons at us! .
#findthepostive #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthadvocate #harrogatebabies #babyclasses #harrogatemums #babymindful #mindfulparents #affirmation #bevulnerable #pna #ripon #knaresborough #knaresborough