Welcome to my about me page!
My name is Emma and if you were to ask anyone who knows me to tell you about me the things they would tell you is I am a social media addict, I write a blog and have a Facebook group.
But it’s not any old group, it’s a much-loved support group, where thousands of mothers supporting each other. It’s a lifeline to many.
I am a wife, an online agony aunt to thousands of women and a dear friend to many and I am also a mum to 6, yes 6 children!
What else can I tell you about me?
After spending 11 years in an abusive marriage, I found the courage to take the children ( the eldest 3) and leave. I was able to start my life over again, I met a new man, married and had a further 3 children until life decided to come back for round two with me.
Bipolar disorder tried to strip me of everything I held dear and it almost did. I fought back. After losing my career and my friends to a mental disorder and even my health due to an eating disorder, I made a promise to myself that I didn’t want any other woman to feel the way I did at that moment in my life.
I set up a support group for mothers suffering from parental mental health on Facebook and this is how the blog was created. I needed a larger platform to support them all. I turned my life around and I am helping others do the same.
I want to share with you what I have learned along the way and maybe we can both make our lives and the lives of others better.
I have met so many amazing and inspiring parents along the way and this blog includes many of their real life stories and has given parents everywhere a voice, they are able to blog anonymously here.
Daily debates, real life topics, parenting, relationships and confessions, you will read it all here in a no holds barred type of writing that may be upsetting to some, but as parents, we understand it.
Jigsaw Parenting highlights the real life problems facing today’s parents and holds them above judgment. We are all just trying our hardest to do what we know is right for ourselves and our children.
Sadly my second marriage only lasted 8 years and I find myself a single mother to 6 children, now aged 5,6,7,12,13 and 16 but I am still holding my head high and still fighting my demons head on.
If there is anything else you would like to ask about me – ask away!
Come along for the ride x –