Thank you so much for being here. This space is a labor of love and it’s been a long time in the making. I have been writing for years as a way of processing my thoughts, and I have been working on developing this blog for about a year and a half now. It feels a bit surreal to finally welcome you into my little corner of the internet, but I would like to do that now. From my heart to yours, welcome! I am genuinely and deeply grateful that you are here.

Please explore this website, I’d love to hear your thoughts + suggestions!

For those who know me personally, you’ll know that I’m a reserved person. I don’t let people in past the superficial niceties very easily and asking for help doesn’t come naturally to me – and, in fact, my instinct is really to fight against it, which is something that I’m working on. What I’m trying to say is that the sheer act of hitting the “publish” button on this website makes me feel a whole host of things, but namely anxious and vulnerable. I didn’t want this to stop me, though.

You’ll most likely have noticed straight away that mental health and motherhood are dominating themes in both my life and this blog. Motherhood for the obvious reasons – my two feisty and loud girls are the light of my life – and mental health because, while it’s challenged me, it’s also given me a cause to fight for that I truly believe in.

I would like this to feel like a safe place, where there is no shame or fear of judgement. My hypothetical door is always open, so please feel like you can reach out at any time. I’m really excited to begin sharing and connecting with you!

xo Iris