Janine Rudin

Janine Rudin

Antenatal teacher, postnatal group leader, birth & baby specialist, writer, mother, wife, friend, me. My time is spent with my family, working with parents and trying not to eat all the biscuits. @BirthandBabyCo


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Diary of a fat lass: Stepping away from the stilton

Feeling crappy in head and body prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s retrieving her step counter from the cheese board.
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Diary of a fat lass: Having myself a guilt-free little Christmas

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s soaking up some Christmas spirit(s).
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Diary of a fat lass: Making changes has changed things

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. This week, she’s finding it hard to accentuate the positive.
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Derren Brown: Mentalist. Linguistic Genius. Showman. Healer?

After being unsettled by the live experience, Janine Rudin wants to see if Derren Brown could fuck with her head as much when she's watching from her sofa.
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Diary of a fat lass: Doing it my way is working

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers. She gives us a four-month update.
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Me and my worthlessness

When mental illness descends on Janine Rudin, she knows deep feelings of worthlessness aren’t far away. But she also knows they won’t last and that there is “greatness beyond the fear.”
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My annual family ‘holiday’

Don’t get Janine Rudin wrong: she wouldn’t swap her summer holiday, but bloody hell, those smug beach adverts don’t paint the full, knackering picture.
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Diary of a fat lass: Doing it my way

Feeling crappy in head and body has prompted Janine Rudin to make some changes in her life – and make the kinds of promises to herself that are keepers.
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Tough anniversaries

There are birthdays and anniversaries all over Janine Rudin’s calendar next week. Some are to be celebrated – and some will bring devastation like they always do.
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Panic

Panic attacks have been part of Janine Rudin’s life for the best part of a decade. During that time she’s learned how to cope with them, and more often than not, head the little bastard off at the pass.