‘Mum style’

Once upon a student loan, I was an enthusiastic follower of fashion. I spent a small fortune on glossy magazines, knew what was “in” and made damn sure I owned high-street copies of the absolute must-haves, regardless of my bank balance and body shape.  Now I’m a stay at home Mum I have neither the…

Another Year, Another New Year’s Resolution… 

My 2016 New Year’s Resolutions centred around spending less time online and more time doing the things I love, including reading one book each month. Well, I’m about 150 pages shy of meeting that target – and I racked up a fair amount of online hours last year but, despite breaking my own rules, I…

Reach for the stars 

I got up at 6am today and ran 10k. “Does she want a medal or something?”, I hear you cry. Err, did you not hear me? I. Got. Up. At. 6am. And. Ran. 10k. In the rain. Plus, it was dark. Of course I want a bloody medal. Luckily, I have two very special rewards…

Pride, effort & a healthy, happy life ❤️☀️✌🏼️

A couple of months back, I blogged about becoming a ‘stay at home’ Mum. I’d just been made redundant while on maternity leave and I was mulling over what the future might look like for me now my work plans had changed. One of my big concerns about the transition was the risk of living…

Body image, BMI & bacon sarnies

Last week on social media I noticed a post about size 20 model Tess Holliday. There she was, covered in only a white sheet, a tattooed vision of chunky-thighed, red-haired, confident pregnant woman. Most commenters were praising her for having a positive body image and for promoting the notion that ‘big is beautiful’. However there…

A woman’s smile

A bottle-feeding mother sees a breastfeeding mother and smiles. She thinks ‘I wish I had stuck at breastfeeding, she looks so serene and Earth-Motherly, knowing she is doing the best for her child, but it was just too hard’.  The breastfeeding mother smiles back at the bottle-feeding mother and thinks ‘If only I’d introduced a…

Jog on.

“Run?! Me?! Ha! Only if I’m being chased…” I have often joked it would take an angry bear/scary clown/Mulberry outlet sale to get me running and to be totally honest until a couple of weeks ago I fully believed that. I am a pretty lazy, food-loving, sofa-slouching Mother of two – BUT I recently discovered…