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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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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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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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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Birth stories

If you ever want to try to engage in conversation with a new Mum, there is a sure fire way to get straight in there, and that is to initiate conversation about their labour. Ask a leading question and watch them come alive as they recall their most intimate experience, yet also one of their proudest achievements. more “Birth stories”

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CLIQUE

The term Clique. What does it mean to you?

It’s not a nice word really, is it? Cliques or being cliquey isn’t a description you really want to be labelled with. It’s associated with groups who isolate others by their own exclusivity. more “CLIQUE”

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Working the toddler group circuit

Toddler groups. They aren’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, and I totally get that. more “Working the toddler group circuit”

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Does the early bird catch the worm?; (Not) Coping with an early riser

I’m not so sure the early bird does catch the worm anymore. I think the early bird got up at a ridiculous hour and is going to be in a foul mood by 11am. more “Does the early bird catch the worm?; (Not) Coping with an early riser”

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“You need to slow down”

Has a passing comment ever resonated with you, I mean really stayed with you beyond it’s throwaway nature?

“You need to slow down”

Those were the simple words spoken to me by a grandmother at the nursery gates some eighteen months ago. A stranger really, but someone who impacted me quite significantly with five short words. more ““You need to slow down””

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