It has been a year since Ellie House became a mother on International Women’s Day. Here she explains how incredible women have helped her on the journey.
Ellie House chronicles the rollercoaster of emotion that comes with the demands of new motherhood and work.
Diary of a first-time mum: I was told I needed mum friends, it sounded hideous but now I know they are vital
Ellie House has learned, amid the tears, vomit and tantrums, that parenthood is a long journey and you are going to need some friends to come along for the ride.
Sweat trickles down my back and the person sitting next to me shifts uncomfortably in his seat. He is avoiding all eye contact and to be honest, I don’t blame him.
Diary of a first-time mum: There are moments when I’m not quite sure who I am any more – but no-one wants to admit that for fear of judgment
It’s 10am. I double check the time in the hope I am mistaken, but the clock hands stubbornly refuse to budge.