Rebekah Sian Crawley
Writer | Mum of Two | Mental Health Advocate
Postnatal Anxiety: A Raw, Honest Account of How it Happened to Me
"It is known that anxiety disorders are more common in postpartum women than in the general population, with estimates of its incidence during the first 6 months of postpartum ranging from 6.1% to 27.9%. Unfortunately, treatment rates for postpartum anxiety are low, suggesting that more work is required to identify women who may benefit from treatment." -https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5983016/
9 Instagram Accounts That Will Help You Fall in Love with Yourself Again
The world of social media can feel a little daunting at times can't it? Fancy food, holiday pics, models, super models, more super models. There's a chance when we're sat on the couch with the same Mum bun we've had in for three days; dipping a penguin into a jar of Nutella; whilst surfing the gram; between tackling laundry mountain, it could possibly, make us feel a tad inferior. I'm definitely not using those examples because they're exactly what I'm doing right now as I type this… There's Nutella on my shirt? That's somebody else's Nutella! Don't you look at me like that!
Simple Herby Roast Squash and Green Lentil Salad with a Garlic Mayo Dressing
This herby, garlicy bowl of beautifulness is a god send right now. Most of the ingredients came out of my cupboard or freezer, it was so simple to put together and it was beyond cheap.
9 Things That I Wasn’t Expecting When I Had an Emergency C-Section
After the gruelling labour of my 9lb 9oz son ended in him being forcibly removed by a nice, Scottish doctor wielding a pair of forceps, I was no stranger to the fact that childbirth doesn't always go to plan. Well prepared that I probably wasn't going to have an easy time, my "birth plan" was simple. Get to the hospital; remain calm; stay upright and active as much as possible; and do everything I could to avoid having a caesarean.
The EASIEST Peanut Butter Granola Recipe - And How to Make it Cheap
This peanut butter granola I made this morning was so tasty, and so cost effective, that I felt I had to share it with the world. But first let me go through how this little project came about.
"Enough is Enough": Why I Still Can't Stop Thinking About Caroline Flack
On February 15th a 40 year old woman took her own life. I may not have known her, but she was one of the 7 billion+ humans I share this planet I call home with. She had a life to live, family and friends who loved her, and so much left to add to the shared experience we are all living through. But n0w she's gone. And though I didn't know her, I can't help but feel pangs of genuine anger and sadness.
Love, Life and Mirages
Mirage Def. 1. an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. 2. an unrealistic hope or wish that cannot be achieved.
Positive Affirmations for People Who Use Social Media A Lot
Don't get me wrong, I genuinely believe social media has in many ways been a great thing for mankind. People can share information at the touch of a button like never before, and keep in touch with family and friends in far away corners of the world. Family and friends that, without the availability of social media, they would have completely lost touch with many years ago.
We Are the People Behind the Statistics
We've all seen this iconic moment. The moment Jeremy Corbyn sparked a fire inside the crowds of Wirral Live. But why are the younger generations so passionate about politics anyway? The statistics on the effects of cuts over the past nine years have been shared, and shared and then shared again. But what was it really like growing up in a decade of austerity? With just a day to go until the next general election, I'd like to share my experience.
An Open Letter to My (Nearly) Three Year Old - On the Day We Moved You out of Your Toddler Bed
Today I teared up as I set up your "Big Boy Bed." A full sized, single bed, all for you. Pushed up against your bedroom wall with its little side table and crisp, new dark blue bedding. With the creases still in from where it had been packaged, and two pillows. You had never had two pillows before. I didn't know why it was making me so emotional really, and I felt a bit stupid when your Dad realised I was crying. After all my main goal for the past week had been to get your new room finished. But now with everything nearly done and your new bed all set up here I was, standing in the middle of it all when I should have felt relieved, crying.