There were a number of things I thought I was going to achieve during my months at home. As it happens, the reality was rather different.
'Phantom pregnancy kicks’ are encountered by many mums months - or even years - after their pregnancy is over.
Mum Guilt - that sinking feeling that there is not enough time to do everything and do it well, but if you don't you're a miserable excuse for a maternal figure - is a real thing.
Some mums are left physically and emotionally depleted, with nothing left to give, long after giving birth.
Lately, I've been going to bed at midnight.
Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.
A 61-year-old woman has reignited debate around motherhood and when women are deemed "too old" to become mums after giving birth to a daughter seven months ago.
There's no doubt that Ashley French adores her children.
Today something happened to me that really got me thinking, something that made me truly think about and appreciate my body and all it has done for me.
The last thing we need is another way to categorise mums and the parenting decisions we make.
It's like Candy Crush for your pelvic floor. Hopefully, it will be just as addictive.
Some visitors say things they shouldn't when visiting a new mum. Here's a crash course in what you should definitely NOT say.
It's a question stay-at-home mothers dread: "But what do you do all day?"