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…

You, to me, are everything 

Last week we completed a daft Facebook questionnaire where I had to ask Tom, my fiancé and partner of nine years, to answer a series of questions about me as honestly as possible. One of them was “Could you live without me?” which he answered with a cheeky but confident “Yes”. I joked that he…

Working Parent Warriors

Being a ‘Stay at home Mum’ is hard. There’s no doubt about it, the challenges are greater than any I have personally experienced during gainful employment. It might have felt a bit like it at times, (People Management. Urgh.) but I never ACTUALLY had to wipe anyone’s arse, for starters. Poo aside, some days are…

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…

Making a New Mum Friend: 5 easy steps

Meeting like-minded Mums and forging new friendships can be a challenge, particularly if you’re from a small town or village and people are a bit set in their ways/cliquey/knobheadish – however, Mum friends are essential to surviving parenthood and every now and again you might just spot someone who you think could be well worth…

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…

Defining moments – 2015 in pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!! I spent my last evening of 2015 sipping a glass of bubbly with my other half, watching some (surprisingly decent) TV and reflecting on the year we were about to leave behind (In between settling the girls to sleep… I also crept into bed at 11pm only to be woken at…

2016: the year I will keep my resolutions

Aaaahhhh a new start. A clean slate. A blank page. A fresh, shiny new year. My 33rd, to be precise. And for at least half of my life I’ve been making resolutions as January rolls round and breaking them before the shops fill with teddy bears and heart shaped chocolates.  Well, this year is different….