THE FIVE STAGES OF GRIEF Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance ‪When you enter the world of Motherhood there are so many things people don’t tell you that you simply need to learn. You’re also never told that if things don’t go as planned, you might experience Grief.  ‬After Olivia was born, I drifted through the first four stages of grief. Denial, Anger, bargaining and depression. I was stuck in the void. It’s almost difficult to… View Post

I’ve been blogging about Mental health for seven months which wasn’t my original plan when I created my blog. That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten why I started my blog in the first place as raising awareness for Periventricular leukomalacia will always be my ultimate goal. You can read my 10 things to know about PVL. Yet since sharing my journey through Postnatal depression even though sometimes it’s challenging it’s been so rewarding. I thought I’d… View Post

There are so many quotes out there that inspire me and give me a boost in times of need or when I’m seeking inspiration, and there are so many incredible people who’s wise words have Empowered me on a personal level, so today I thought i’d share a few of my favourites with you. These are my absolute favourite empowering quotes. “I Can and I will. Watch Me.” CARRIE GREEN “You can not always be… View Post

Have you Ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed and just felt, meh!?! Ever had an argument with someone that has put you in the worst mood EVER? I actually wake up feeling like this quite regularly, An important decision needs to be made! I can either roll over & forget the world (let's be honest being a Mum this doesn't happen often) or pull myself together the best I can. Here’s… View Post

Behind the blog One late afternoon in November of 2016, I purchased some web hosting space, installed the default template in WordPress, opened up the domain name registrar page….and waited for inspiration to strike. I honestly couldn’t think of a bloody name! I scoured the internet for inspiration….Nothing! After a couple of months using a not great option, The Blossom Edit was found. check out here why I started my blog who I am and what… View Post

 I have done a few posts in the past touching on the subject of self-care including Why self-care is important and 21 simple ways to practice self-care. For me, being so hugely into self-care I wanted to share everything I have in my “self-care toolkit.” For me, it depends on the time of day (morning versus evening) and what kind of mood I’m in. If I’m feeling really good, the things I pull out of… View Post

Over the years I have tried many different ways to learn how to love ME, flaws & all. For the most part growing up, I always believed I needed to be thin to be happy, to be attractive & to be successful. I’ve abused diet pills, I survived off 1 banana & 1 bowl of soup every day for 2 months. I joined awful websites uploading photos of myself to be ripped apart so I… View Post

If you’ve been here from the beginning (which honestly, wasn’t too long ago) when I created this blog you will see I’ve deterred from my original “niche” It certainly isn’t intentional as raising awareness for Periventricular leukomalacia until everybody understands is still my ultimate goal, it’s just some days are easier spreading that message than others. Somedays The words flow and the sentences form other days…Nothing! I can’t think of many other experiences where you… View Post

Today marks the last day of Mental Health Awareness week and with last week being Maternal mental health matters I couldn’t not write a post to conclude both weeks. Adding Mental health into my blog I do feel compelled to participate and join in the conversation, which does add a level of pressure, especially creating content based on the topic. Although I am happy to talk about my mental health, as I wholeheartedly agree that… View Post

New Year’s resolutions – rarely have they actually been seen through but I love thinking about them mid-year. I never promise myself come January as I think it adds too much pressure. However a few months later I Take some time to reflect on the past, the good, the bad and the ugly. Positively plan my year ahead, getting excited about what’s to come and thinking about to how to enjoy it to the full.… View Post