Darling Buds of Play

Just a Mum, building things in her garage and blogging about her issues.
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About Me

I’m a mother of two boys, a wife, and a nerd for comics, board games, sci-fi and design. I’ve struggled with depression since I was a teenager, and parenting while battling my own mental health continues to be a real journey.

In 2018, I started building and selling mudkitchens with the idea that outdoor play is some of the best medicine for both kids and parents. Now I have a range of outdoor play equipment for sale.

Recent Blogs

When living with depression, anxiety or even just the day-to-day trials of being a parent, it can be hard to feel joy. Darling Buds of Play is about supporting parents to seek and revel in their joy.

How to cope with anger and shame

How to cope with anger and shame

It’s Maternal Mental Health Day! Since sharing and supporting women through post-natal and ongoing depression is exactly why I wanted to start a blog in the first place, I figured I should probably write a blog today. So, today I want to talk about two symptoms of...

What I learned in 12 months working from home

What I learned in 12 months working from home

I’ve been working from home for the past year and a bit. I’m still not where I want to be in terms of output, but I’ve come a long way from where I was when I began. I thought now would be a good time to share what I’ve learned and how I make working from home work...

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