babblingbandit.me is all about ME – Vanessa: An Aussie chick with an awesome four year old son called Ned, more than a few ‘issues’ and a serious case of ‘Overshare Disorder’.
My passions include: Ned and my wonderful family (particularly my gorgeous niece), my iGadgets, the Web, music, film, American TV, coffee, Diet Coke and chocolate. Oh and shopping.
I am a reformed party animal, long time fat girl constantly fighting the mental battle between the deliciousness of cake and society's ideals of an acceptable female body.
Falling pregnant forced me to look hard at my life that was crumbling around me and five years ago I finally walked away from the highlife and my trashbag ways and fell head first into sole parenting.
I'm very proud to have clocked up over five years of sobriety, although I still suffer from depression and anxiety and have recently been diagnosed with ADHD.
babblingbandit.me is where I write about the trials and tribulations of my continuing journey from Rock Bottom to Parenthood.
For the entertainment of my readers no detail is spared.
But more importantly, my goal is to help break down the stereotypes and stigma associated with sole parenting, mental health issues, as well as addiction in recovery.
Thank you so much for stopping by.