Finding new highs when you’re alcohol free #100dayssober 31 day update

Today marks 31 days since my last alcoholic drink. (read more on why that is here) I’m pretty sure that this blog isn’t become a sobriety blog long term, but right now it’s something new and pretty remarkable that’s going on in my life so read on if you’re interested in finding out what it’s like on the other side… more “Finding new highs when you’re alcohol free #100dayssober 31 day update”

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Last Orders

So here’s the thing. I’ve decided to give up booze.

If you know me I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself up off the floor and re-read that sentence. Yep, you read it right. I’m quitting drinking alcohol. And no this isn’t a knee jerk ‘never again’ moment, it’s something I’ve given a huge amount of thought to, for a long time. more “Last Orders”

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Guest post: Four Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself as a Mother

Mums wear a lot of hats and often do not keep themselves on their to-do lists. Here are four simple ways to look after yourself in the hustle and bustle of motherhood. more “Guest post: Four Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself as a Mother”

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The benefit of team sports for kids

*collaborative guest post

If your child is showing an increasing interest in a team sport, you have several strong incentives to encourage their interest. These incentives include improving your little one’s fitness levels, preventing the onset of obesity, and letting your child stimulate their excitement. more “The benefit of team sports for kids”

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The combined pill, my experience

When I was asked to offer my advice to young women thinking about using the combined pill I have to be honest and say I was a little hesitant. After all, I’m not a medical professional and I certainly can’t offer any medical or personal guidance about whether it is right for you as a choice of contraceptive. more “The combined pill, my experience”

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Where did everybody go? The changing landscape of life as a SAHM

In the six years since becoming a parent, I’ve been through a fair few different phases and social circles. more “Where did everybody go? The changing landscape of life as a SAHM”

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Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old

Back in 2015, one of the earliest things I wrote about was our journey after discovering our one year old daughter needed glasses. As she grew and grasped self perception, around age three we went through a phase of finding her specs down the back of the sofa, as she started to realise her own image and would clearly have preferred to gone without them.  more “Staring surgery in the eye: Consenting to squint correction surgery in our six year old”

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Let’s Raise a Cuppa to the #NHS #NHSBig7Tea #NHSCharities 5th July 2018

You may or may not know, but the NHS turns 70 this year. It’s hard to actually imagine life without the NHS now, in 2018 as it’s something that for most of us has always been there, our guardian angel having our back when we need it. more “Let’s Raise a Cuppa to the #NHS #NHSBig7Tea #NHSCharities 5th July 2018”

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Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth

Being a parent is hard enough without any influences from the side, but when you realize that the environment your little ones are growing in has a strong effect on their development, it’s your job to learn what those environmental influences on your youngsters are and what you, as their parent, can do to control them. more “Guest Post: Environmental Influences on Our Children’s Development and Growth”

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Collecting Lamaze, collecting memories + Freddie Firefly #Giveaway with @LamazeOnline

I guess I’ve always been a collector of things. Not in a hoarder next door kind of way, but just in an appreciation for lovely trinkets, complete sets, or just random things in different phases of my life.  I can never come home from the beach without a pocket full of shells. more “Collecting Lamaze, collecting memories + Freddie Firefly #Giveaway with @LamazeOnline”

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