The perfect Mothers Day

I wasn’t going to write a Mother’s day post this year, as after all what can I add to everything everyone else has already said? The endless pretty wish lists and gift idea posts; but then I remembered that I am a Mum, and a blogger, which is a little like a florist saying they aren’t doing Valentine’s Day. more “The perfect Mothers Day”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 61

This post was written and scheduled prior to the sad events in London yesterday. I hope you join me in continuing as normal but filled with even more love and positivity than yesterday; that’s the only way the bad guys don’t win. x more “#coolmumclub Linky week 61”

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Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait

In the first twelve weeks of motherhood, life was a bit of a fog. I felt a bit of a state, and I was really struggling to feel like my normal old self whilst keeping my tiny human alive. more “Rookie Mistakes: The family portrait”

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An uninvited house guest; surviving a stomach bug

I doubt there are many parents who have dodged the bullet of a contagious stomach bug at some point. Thanks to playgroups, nurseries and schools, these little pests can turn up when least expected and spread like wildfire through the family. Hurrah. more “An uninvited house guest; surviving a stomach bug”

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No Mum left behind

There is a definite wind of change this year; An uprising of positivity and strength by women. Be it in the women’s rights marches back in January, or this month’s International women’s day, or just within the tone of the content online I’ve been reading. It’s a celebration of womanhood, friendships and female strength. more “No Mum left behind”

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Staying safe whilst gardening this Spring

Now the sunshine has made a long awaited reappearance, households all over the country have thrown open their backdoors and set about getting the garden summer ready. It’s just glorious out there, but whether you’re clearing away debris, initiating a landscaping project or just planting out, make sure your planned trip to the dump doesn’t end up as a trip to A&E. more “Staying safe whilst gardening this Spring”

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How to prepare a piece of old furniture for upcycling

I’d like to think that I’m not bad at a bit of upcycling. By that, I mean I have slapped a bit of chalk paint on an old dresser or two and been satisfied with the fact that it’s ‘supposed to look rustic’.

I once took a bedside table ready for the tip and injected a whole new lease of life into it by painting it pastel pink, and switching the old wooden knobs for ceramic ones with cute animals on. It was amazing – I say was, because over the years heavy handling by the kids has left the paint starting to peel away in places, and I realise now if I ever want a little more longevity in my upcycling projects, I need to put in the ground work.  more “How to prepare a piece of old furniture for upcycling”

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Recommended PPE for PARENTHOOD

Having spent many years working in a laboratory, PPE (That’s personal protective equipment) is something I’ve grown to love for it’s ability to make a grown man look like Mrs Mop gone geek chic in an instant. more “Recommended PPE for PARENTHOOD”

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#coolmumclub Linky week 60

Is it just me or has the arrival of some sunshine, some daffodils and the Easter Eggs on the seasonal aisle put a MAJOR spring in everyone’s step? Man it feels GOOOD! I even ditched the coat on the school run this week, and cleaned the windows. #ThoughtThisDayWouldNeverCome.

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Blogging as therapy

It’s something I read time and time again in various blog posts – how the cathartic process of writing about your problems can actually make them a little less heavy in your shoulders. more “Blogging as therapy”

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