When Ellisons contacted me regarding their #ExpertsInBeauty campaign I was really excited to talk about the topic. Steering away from the conversations we have down at the park or soft play cafe about potty training, child behaviour and horror stories of sleepless nights, I was happy to talk about us – the parents for a little while.
This post was originally featured on www.meetothermums.com during Mental Health awareness week. There is however never a bad time to get open and frank about the mental health, so here it is again, hoping to reach a virtual hand out to any Mum having a bad day. more “Mum Feeling ‘Meh’ #MHAW17”
They say that ‘You don’t know what you have till it’s gone’ and that has certainly been the case when it comes to having a full head of thick glossy hair prior to embarking on the train destined for MOTHERHOOD. more “Hair today, gone tomorrow; Postpartum hair loss”
I’ve often listened to very fair haired people talk about having to wear mascara everyday, and draw on eyebrows, and wondered what that must be like. It’s not a problem I’ve ever had having very dark features, but that comes with it’s own trials and tribulations; It’s hard work not looking like a yeti. more “The curse of being a dark haired woman”
It was a new school year, and my eldest daughter had just started at a brand new nursery school. That all important year before school, and a full five morning a week schedule. It marked the proper transition from our life as we knew it (working part time, private day care provider) to stay at home Mum rocking the school run. more “On Wednesdays we walk”
There was an article this week on some newspaper or other that gave parenting bloggers a right old bashing. Bloggers, who, like me like to keep it real when reporting the daily (and nightly) grind of being a Mum. more “High Five to the honest Mum blogs #solidaritea”
This post has been written in collaboration with Furniture At Work and their #OrganisedMess campaign. They have published an infographic on your Organisation Type alongside your sign of the zodiac (see below). I definitely saw some alignment with my Gemini characteristics – there certainly is two of me! As for my hubby, a Leo through and through, he is definitely a fun first mess later kind of guy as proven by the bouncy ball that knocked the ornament off the shelf in the lounge, smashing the table lamp in its descent and shattering both to pieces. more “#OrganisedMess – My home is not a show home”
A few weeks back I published a post featuring some insightful lessons on positive parenting that I was desperately clinging to after a tough few weeks with our two year olds behaviour. Our five year old also had developed a new found attitude at school that was making me feel like the child, not the parent. more “Managing Child Behaviour; well, trying to anyway”