Welcome to Mental Parentals, a family lifestyle blog with a Cumbrian twist! I’m Steph and I live in Cumbria with my husband, A, and our two boys; O born August 2011 and Q born March 2016.
This is us…
I started this blog as a place to gather my thoughts during a bout of postnatal depression (PND) following O’s birth. When Q was born almost five years later, I was worried that I would similarly suffer with another bout of PND. Having this blog as an important focus in my life, as well as my family and friends, has definitely contributed towards my success in maintaining a healthy mental state.
My blog is my online journal, a place to record photos, stories and memories for our children and us – to look back on as they grow, develop and change. It has also become a place where I can share experiences, learn from others and make new friends. You will also find news and opinion pieces on topics that I find interesting, reviews, competitions, and guest posts from others in the blogging community.
Steph – loves food, musicals, relaxing (when I have time!) and exploring the world.
A – loves comedy, good wine and making memories.
O – loves football, making friends and chocolate.
Q – loves laughing, shaking his head and bath time.
If you would like to know more, or you would like to discuss working with me on a blog feature, please do get in touch. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube!
Thank you for reading!