This bed’s not big enough for the three of …

“Then when we have another baby that one will sleep between me and the bed rail and Talitha will sleep between us. Or maybe she’ll sleep on a mattress next to the bed. I don’t know.” “Wait, what? She’ll still be sleeping with us?” “Umm, she might be.” “No she won’t.” “But she might.” “But we don’t have a big enough bed.” “We could buy a bigger bed.” “Or we could buy her a bed.” We are getting a bigger bed. My in-laws aren’t giving it as a donation to the co-sleeping cause but I can’t wait. There has never…

Will becoming a mother improve my mental health?

I’ve been thinking about the relationship between mental health and motherhood ever since I realised nine years ago that what I was experiencing was depression. I’ve worried that depression would make me an unsupportive friend and wife, and a frightening mother. But I’ve also known I don’t want it to determine how I’ll live my life.