The time to be happy is now

Having just finished Fearne Cotton’s book ‘Happy‘, I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately about where happiness lies. Looking back over the years passed, I know I have been guilty of putting a huge amount of emphasis on the next milestone on the horizon. In truth, I think many of us fall into that trap of pinning our happiness on just reaching that ever moving goal post. more “The time to be happy is now”

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The down sides of giving up booze

Yep, I’m still banging on about the no drinking…sorry! This has however been quite a life changing revelation for me so feel free to skip on if you’re uninterested, or if, like me you were a little sober curious, I’m sharing today a slightly different angle on how it’s going being alcohol free. more “The down sides of giving up booze”

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Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018

Like most of us, we break up for the half term break this week, and with two whole weeks (and a week of parenting solo) ahead, it can be a bit daunting to know exactly what we are going to do with the kids without breaking the bank or getting cabin fever! more “Half Term Fun with Demelza Halloween Pumpkin Hunt 2018”

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Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018

Today, October 15th marks the last day of International Pregnancy And Infant Loss awareness week, marked by a international wave of light at 7pm local time in honour of babies gone too soon. One of the main objectives of this week is to remove the stigma associated with baby loss, and encourage people to talk openly about baby loss; to break the silence. more “Lets talk about Baby Loss #PAILRD #WaveOfLight #BLAW2018”

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How to throw the perfect Baby Shower

*collaborative post

Here in the UK throwing a Baby Shower is a relatively new tradition. Over the years I’ve attended many, hosted a few and even had one of my own. They come in all shapes and sizes, from the very traditional to the almost not-a-baby-shower-at-all, so getting git right can be a lot of pressure especially if it’s your first time. The pressure doubles when it’s your friend’s first baby. Don’t let the task overwhelm you, though. Throwing a baby shower is very much like organising any other party —except traditionally you play baby-related games. If you don’t know where to start, here’s some help to throw out the perfect baby shower. more “How to throw the perfect Baby Shower”

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#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity

All cards on the table here guys. I don’t know what it is; the change in seasons, the leap in development of the kids, or even just because I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, but over the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit low. more “#BelieveInHappy @TheFunkyPigeon Happy Bag REVIEW and GIVEAWAY #WorldMentalHealthDay @MindCharity”

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@ParkRunUK – Making running a team sport #MumsThatRun

As I write this I can feel the aches in my calves and thighs, the tell tale signs that I’ve pushed myself in the name of exercise, which for me, since becoming a Mum, has been running. more “@ParkRunUK – Making running a team sport #MumsThatRun”

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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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