The Pumping Mama



  • Relentless


    It’s said (by the mental health team I deal with, anyway) that the longer you leave a period of depression before you seek help, the longer it takes to recover. Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2014 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Dear Blog…

    Dear Blog…

    I’ve been kinda distant, I know. I’ve totally neglected you. Most days I haven’t even checked in. Your comments have gone unread, your stats are low. I haven’t... Read more

    Posted on 11 May 2014 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • I Choose Recovery

    Choose Recovery

    A little update about my mental health progress for those following my journey… I had a long talk with my CPN today (who is so wonderful that I’m almost... Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2014 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • The School Holidays Are Shit

    School Holidays Shit

    Here’s why: There are no groups running. I usually attend two or three of these ‘mother and toddler’ things a week. Mostly for the tepid coffee and occasional... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014
  • Treat Or Trauma?

    Treat Trauma?

    I don’t get primary school attendance rewards. Genuinely don’t understand it, my mind boggles. I can’t think of any logical reasoning behind it. I’m sure the... Read more

    Posted on 04 April 2014
  • The Pumping Mama Is One

    It’s been a year since I started The Pumping Mama Facebook page, as a way to escape abuse on my personal profile when sharing images and articles that I found t... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2014
  • Eat, Dammit.

    Eat, Dammit.

    This is how getting a toddler to eat goes. You carefully consider the meal choice. You don’t want anything too fussy. With too much chopping. You need to includ... Read more

    Posted on 24 March 2014
  • Moo Needs A Mum

    Moo needs someone to wipe her nose, put her hair in bunches and pull on her wellies. She needs someone to kiss it better, hold her hand and roll out the... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2014
  • Guest Posts

    Guest Posts

    Here are a few links to my random ramblings that have appeared on other blogs and in publications. Feel free to have a browse! Baby’s Breastie: So What If The... Read more

    Posted on 19 March 2014
  • The Fight


    Every day is such an up hill struggle. Every waking minute, a fight. Even the simplest tasks become akin to climbing Everest. Every ounce of energy I once... Read more

    Posted on 05 March 2014
  • To The ‘Go Feed Your Baby In The Bathroom’ Club:

    You may not be parents yet, or you may have chosen a different method than breastfeeding to feed your baby. More power to ya, that’s your right, your choice. Read more

    Posted on 27 February 2014
  • Book Review: Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk

    Book Review: Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk

    Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk by Stephanie Casemore This review has been a long time coming. It’s taken a while for me to read as I’m now the other side of... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2014
  • The End Of An Era

    An era is defined as being a significant period of time, and that’s exactly what the last 31 months have been for me. They’ve been some of the most turbulent,... Read more

    Posted on 25 February 2014
  • One Born Every Minute

    Born Every Minute

    The channel 4 hit show One a Born Every Minute returns tonight. I’m sure that thousands of women will be tuning in. Those that are expecting their first child,... Read more

    Posted on 24 February 2014