During lockdown, we learned to follow our children’s lead a lot more than we’re used to. It’s something that’s definitely in line with our parenting approach and builds their self-esteem.
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.
In the News
I spoke to a Stuff reporter about my journey with Post Natal Depression. You can read the article here: STUFF.CO.NZ
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...
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...
I’ve started to see some perfectionistic behaviours in my children. Is it nature? Are they destined to inherit my messed up brain chemistry? Or is it nurture? Am I inadvertently teaching them that perfection is the only option?
Over the past couple of months, the “work” part of life has been getting increasingly busy. I’ve been putting effort into ensuring it doesn’t take over because I know that if I don’t work hard at finding balance the scales will always go strongly in one direction!
In our house, everyone follows the rules… even the adults. The consequences for breaking the rules are clear for the kids, but what do we do when it’s one of the grownups who keep breaking the rules?
Suicidal thoughts aren’t always focused on planning. There are a range of thoughts which many of us may not even realise are suicidal thoughts. Today I’m talking about the feeling of wanting to escape and why you should pay attention to this, both in yourself and in those around you.
People like being right… that’s just human nature. Therefore, we tend to accept our first thought as being correct. What if that first thought is negative? What if it’s always negative? How can we break that cycle of negative thinking and belief? I have an idea…
Darling Buds of Play is 6 months old now. We’ve recently seen some changes and so I thought it was the perfect time to reintroduce myself and give you a quick rundown on what DBoP is.