My name is Jamie and I am a mum of one living in the Cotswolds with my husband, our daughter, and our two crazy dogs.
I write about my raw experience of motherhood and my life since becoming a mum. My daughter was born in September 2016 following a peaceful hypnobirth, but what followed for us was not peaceful at all. She had colic, a dairy allergy, and was a very poor sleeper. My mental health struggled and I felt a million miles away from the Instagrammable mother I had dreamed I would be. Motherhood is such a blessing, but not everyone prepares you for how tough the ride will be. That is what I try to encompass within my blog, a truthful account of my journey.
I am very passionate about supporting and empowering other women, especially mamas.
I sometimes feel that I no longer exist away from my daughter and I have to re-ground myself and remember that I am still me, Jamie, and not just ‘mum’. I work as a Social Media Manager and I love my job. I love to write and I love to read. I love Psychology (a passion that led to me completing my BSc in it and working as a Psychological Researcher for a number of years) and I am passionate about mental health, both learning about it and finding small ways to try and support people. I strive hard to make a difference, even if it is just a tiny one. I love countryside walks. I love good food. I love coffee. I love handbags. I am a bit obsessed with stationary.
In February 2019 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition called Psoriatic Arthritis. This is a lifelong condition whereby your immune system attacks your joints. Its painful, and it is progressive. When I was first diagnosed I was terrified and the future felt bleak. Things are much more optimistic now, and whilst I am still trialling different medications to find the right one for me, I feel a lot more positive about my future. You can read more about my journey under the heading “Living Well“.