I am mum three beautiful children – a 15 year old daughter and two boys aged 8 and 4. My sons were recently diagnosed with Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, which is a rare and life changing genetic condition, so life is never dull, and I am passionate about learning to trust our instincts as parents.
After eleven years as a primary school teacher I left the career to become a freelance writer. I completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and I am currently writing (and rewriting and editing with the help of my agent) my first novel, but I would relish opportunities to write for other blogs/magazines/newspapers – ask me! I also facilitate a course on creative writing for mums suffering with perinatal mental health issues.
I am the author of A Monster Ate My Mum, a children’s book about Post Natal Depression, and have visited charities to give talks about my own experiences of mental health as well as giving readings of the book. I enjoy public speaking and am happy to travel in order to do so and help support families affected by the illness, again just ask! And you can buy the book here.
This blog used to be one perfectly described as a ‘mummy blog,’ but I’m now trying to branch out and be a little bit more diverse. I am passionate about parenting, mental health and all things feminist and also blog for The Huffington Post. That’s if and when I find time to blog, of course…
You can find me on Facebook as Instinctivemum, and also on Twitter @InstinctiveMum.