Happiness: Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. I didn’t think it possible, A dream I’d always chased. Wishing, hoping, yearning. Not wanting life to be a waste. Courage came from deep within. Forced myself to try. Worked harder than I Read More


At Night

When it’s the middle of the night and I’m not allowed to sleep, I panic and I feel wretched and I slowly start to weep. The weeping turns to anger and I feel out of control, Hate myself, hate no sleep, into darkness I begin to fall. Evil words leave my mouth and cruelly abuse Read More


Fallen Leaves

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 November challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest. Center Parcs is a wonderful place for a fantastic family break and so I’ve decided to enter this poem into their family blogger competition! If you’d like to enter then Center Parcs Read More


Different, but the same

I’d just like to say that after reading this poem back, it could possibly sound like I’m a bit dissatisfied with my life at the moment, which couldn’t be further from the truth!! I guess I’m just very aware at times that even though I do different things everyday, my days are still very much Read More


A Monster Ate My Mum Press Release

A MONSTER ATE MY MUM Written by Jen Faulkner A children’s book, written in rhyme, looking at Post Natal Depression from a child’s perspective. First Edition, published on 18th October 2013 Print version: £7.49 ebook: 99p An important subject, and one that can be tricky to talk about, is Post Natal Depression, which affects between Read More


The Why Cowboy

Now, I’m not sure if I’ve banged on about it enough, but I recently I self published my A Monster Ate My Mum poem. The response so far has been overwhelming and I’m thrilled. It’s an amazing feeling to know you have reached out to people and are helping others that have suffered or are Read More



Housework: The tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, that are performed in housekeeping. So today my mum is coming to stay, and instead of cleaning and tidying my house I’m sat here writing this poem about it! I hate housework, do you? Tidy here, Spring clean there, Wipe a spill, Mop, then stare. New spill, Read More


Self-Publishing Part 2 – I did it!

I am so excited to be writing this post to let you know that I did it…and that I am officially a self-published author (even though no-one has actually purchased the book yet lol!) My last post detailed how I was planning to spend all day Friday tackling the self-publishing technological minefield until the book Read More


Self-Publishing A Monster Ate My Mum, Part 1

For those of you who have read my blog from the very beginning, know me well or follow me on Twitter you’ll know that I have suffered, more than once, from post-natal depression. It’s a debilitating illness that affects the entire family and I was painfully aware of this after the birth of my third Read More


Power Through

Power Through: (v.) continue despite difficulties Not one normally, To ask for help. Just power through, Fine by myself. Up at night, Work all day. No time for rest, Little time for play. In control of it all, How I want to be seen. No cracks, no failing, Falling apart at the seam. Don’t notice Read More