Fighting My Postpartum Depression

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By Unfiltered Mama The delivery of my daughter couldn’t have gone more smoothly. I expected unbearable pain and an overdose of stitches, but I took the lucky way out. I was only in labour for four hours and once she was ready to make her appearance, I was able to do so with only three pushes.

Cutting It Fine

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By Quinn Trigger warning: this post contains descriptions of self harm. I own three scalpels. When I start to feel stressed, I pick up a scalpel and I start to cut out tiny, tiny pieces of paper. Circles the size of pinheads and diamonds the size of exclamation marks are carefully carved out of card …

The Future Of My Writing

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I owe lots to blogging. I’ve made some wonderful friends in the blogging community, even fallen in love with somebody (he’s an ex now but that’s not the point). It’s enabled me to share some very personal things that have felt almost impossible to say out loud.

Quotes Taken From: The Best Of Everything

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As a book I have revisited several times, my copy of The Best Of Everything by Rona Jaffe is quite fragile and very worn. This bestseller novel was originally published in 1958, and became a huge hit with young women during the 60’s. It continues to be listed as a must-read for twenty-somethings (that’s where I …