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Eating & Moving my Body as Reward not Punishment

By Mum life, Perspective, Health

Punishing your body

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t always like what I see in the mirror. You may relate. Both motherhood and ageing have changed my body, it is different. I find myself at times struggling with this and, in previous years, I have definitely let myself develop a negative mindset about it. I know you know what I mean, this is after all a big problem in our society. I read that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. So, I’m guessing a lot of you feel like I do. Read More

Let’s talk about Sex: Part 3- Mental Obstacles

By Real life, Health, Fourth Trimester

Here is the final installment of what I hope has been a helpful series. I have to admit, it’s not exactly comfortable getting so vulnerable with this topic, but I want Out of the Nest to be a place where we can lift the lid on some of these difficult issues. We’ve looked at the physical obstacles, we’ve looked at the social obstacles, and in this last post, I want to look at the mental obstacles. Read More

Let’s talk about Sex- Part 2: Social Obstacles

By Real life, Health, Fourth Trimester

In my last post, I started to list some of the physical obstacles to enjoying sex after you have had kids. Today I want to continue that theme, highlighting some of the social obstacles. I mentioned last time Dr. Rosie King. I listened to a webinar of hers last year and she said something that really stuck with me: 55% of women need the context to be just right before being able to enjoy sex.
55%! That’s over half of us, ladies. Read More

Let’s talk about Sex…Part 1- Physiological Obstacles

By Real life, Health, Fourth Trimester

I can’t help but have Salt ‘N’ Pepper run through my head right now- ‘Let’s talk about Sex baby….’

But yes Let’s!

This is part 1 of a 3 part blog on this topic…because girls, I had a lot to say. This is one of those topics that I have always found tricky. It’s something I really wanted to talk about but wasn’t sure who to talk to or even what to say. Sex for most of us was a big part of our relationship before children and was the very thing that brought you to motherhood in the first place—in most cases. Yet, once we cross over into motherhood, it’s a whole new thing to navigate. Does it change? Should it change? What is “normal”? What’s it like for others? These are all questions that are so hard to ask; and even if you are bold enough to voice them, who do you ask? Read More