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 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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Suns out Mums out – feeling body confident in swimwear this summer

The very mention of swimwear is enough for most of us Mums to want to go and hide under the duvet. The summer season is upon us and with holidays both home and away laying ahead, plenty of swimming and if you’re really lucky, a spot of sunbathing, the question arises, what are you going to do it in.  more “Suns out Mums out – feeling body confident in swimwear this summer”

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5 signs you need a digital detox

It was reported in the news recently that Simon Cowell hasn’t touched his phone in ten months. In a bold move to improve his mental wellbeing he has literally given up his phone in favour for a more focused, more present existence. more “5 signs you need a digital detox”

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Mum Guilt and Me

Over the last few weeks my blog has taken me to some fun places and made me some new blogging connections. One of the faces who appeared at two Kent blogging events within the same week, in Whitstable and Chatham was the ever so lovely Jo from Guilty Mother. Jo asked the panels at both the Clemmie Hooper Mums The Word Mamas Meets Up, and the Call The Midwife Tour at Chatham Dockyard about ‘Mum Guilt’, which was the original inspiration for her blog. more “Mum Guilt and Me”

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Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions

I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty decisive person; headstrong, a ‘do-er’, not one to mess around. But when it comes to my kids and making decisions about them, it seems I’ve become a bit of a wet lettuce. more “Can I Phone A Friend? The agony of making parenting decisions”

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Mummy You should go and love yourself

Back in 1996, to have someone say ‘You love yourself’ was pretty much the worst slating you could get from the mean girls at school. Not that it was much of an issue; at fifteen years of age, self confidence wasn’t exactly something I was filled with, nor many of my friends. Perhaps that’s where as a generation we went a little wrong. more “Mummy You should go and love yourself”

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