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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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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#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies

To say spring has arrived may be a tad premature. BUT…  more “#MySundayPhoto 120317 PJs and Wellies”

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Twilight years

I’m turning 36 this year, and it seems so many of my friends and family are going through a similar life stage; losing our grandparents to illness, dementia, old age, and ultimately, watching them see out their twilight years. more “Twilight years”

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