Siobhan Merrifield

40 yr old single mum of 2 boys, works for The Association for Post Natal Illness

As well as being a 'single mum' - shock horror, it gets worse...I was also a teenage mum too! But hey ho, I have come a long way since then. I am also one of the small team who run the helpline at the Association for Postnatal Illness, where I have been answering calls , emails and enquiries for over 10 years alongside being a mum to my two boys.

I have a mainstream boy Ryan, 10yrs of angelic amazingness, and then Ross is my 22yr old beautiful boy/monster child with cerebal palsy .

Loved equally, they really do make my world the vibrant, amazing, crazy, hectic, place that it is. I wouldn't change them for the world (On a good day)!

I am also currently training to be a reflexologist and have thoroughly enjoyed the practical side - both giving and receiving (It really is a lovely relaxing treatment) however the paperwork is crippling me. I hope to have it all done, handed in ready to qualify by 02/11/2015 - pray for me!

I have also rather bravely joined a gym in the last few days and so far, so good, fit not fat is my aim as I definitely love my food too much to diet.

I shall post on many subjects in the coming months as an Imperfect Parent and hope to get some feedback from you all, too.

Recent Articles

  1. Postnatal Depression and the impact it can have on your sleep

  2. New Dads matter too, and it's ok to need some support