On March 30th, 2016, I gave birth to my son, Max. I assumed that after having my first baby, my life would resume as normal with the exception of an additional person in tow. This was not the case. My lifestyle shifted in a way that I was not expecting.

A fashion designer by nature and trade, the days of scouring for fabrics and staying up until all hours designing were over. Temporarily at least. My life now revolved around a tiny human, and even though I wouldn't have it any other way, it was undeniably difficult.

At the time though, I struggled. I would see other mums around me and on social media, seemingly breezing through this thing called motherhood, while I was barely showering. I couldn't help but feel inferior to all the mums who would post beautiful photos of themselves with their little ones. "What was I doing wrong?" So, I started journaling. After a spell of PND, I wanted to share my experiences with other mums to let them know my struggles, which they could use as comfort.

I began keeping a journal of how I was feeling and after I plucked up some courage I started my first blog as a away to vent and also to let other mums in my situation know that they weren't alone. I had been suffering from Post Natal Depression and in denial, because I thought that I was doing something wrong. The truth is, what I was going through was completely normal and more new mums should know that they're not just normal, but they're doing great and they're not alone. 


Now, my tiny human is a toddler and I've (kind of) found my groove! I work as an advisor to emerging designers as well as running my own clothing label. I'm passionate about sustainability in the garment industry and I also love to cook for my family. My meals are plant-based, quick, easy and most importantly, they fit into my busy lifestyle. 

I also love to cook and I really began to enjoy creating meals even more after I started cooking for Max. I cook quick, easy and simple dishes that fit into my busy lifestyle. I work full-time and have a side business so I don't have time for fancy recipes. If you can relate, follow my meals!

Melina x


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