MENTAL MUTHA MEETS SINGLE WORKING MUM

MENTAL MUTHA MEETS SINGLE WORKING MUM

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MENTAL MUTHA MEETS SINGLE WORKING MUM

Are you a mental mum or mum that’s mental? 

Definitely a mum that’s mental. 

What do you do when you feel overwhelmed? 

Initially I’ll hide for a little bit and when I realise what I’m hiding from I’ll reach out to my friends and talk it through with them and I’ll get different viewpoints. 

Do you discuss your mental health with your mum mates? 

Absolutely. They are my support network and I wouldn’t be as sane (I say sane) as I am without them. I have a few older friends who have experienced so much so it’s nice to speak to them and get their perspective. 

How do you tackle mental health chats with your kid? 

My son is very intuitive of my mood and feelings and he always seems to understand when I’m feeling a bit blah so he’ll make an extra effort and be nice and cuddly. When he’s older I think we’ll be able to chat about it quite openly. 

Who helps you in the dark? 

I have the most amazing family and friends who are always there for support and to give me a good telling when I need it (quite often) 

What helps you in the light? 

Reading, it relaxes me to get lost in someone else’s world. 

Is it hard to talk about mental health? 

It used to be when I hadn’t acknowledged my mental health. Now that I have I realise it’s not as much of a taboo subject and I want to help people make the recognition that it’s ok to not be ok and that it doesn’t make you a shit mam! 

I want to help people make the recognition that it’s ok to not be ok and that it doesn’t make you a shit mam! 
— Carly Green @carly_green

Where’s your head at? 

I’ve had some time off work to improve my mental health and it’s been eye opening and I’m in one of the best mindsets I’ve ever been in. 

Soft play or rehab?

Soft play 

Jacobs creek or crackers?

Jacobs creek all day everyday 

Nut job or nut allergy?

Nut job 

Self care or self sabotage?

Care 

Journal or jog?

Journal, if I jog I risk injury with massive norks 

Ask for help or be a hermit?

Ask for help.

 

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Blog: http://singleworkingmum.wordpress.com


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