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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Ten times a bridesmaid

As the dust settles over this weekends incredible Royal Wedding, it’s hard not to reflect back on your own wedding memories. A lesser known fact which probably should be included in the ‘interesting facts about me’ type ice breakers which kick around, is that over my 36 years, I’ve been a bridesmaid eight times. more “Ten times a bridesmaid”

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5 Reasons being an Auntie rocks

In the last week we had an exciting new addition to our extended family, and I became an Auntie again. It’s such an exciting and wonderful time to see those you love not just extend their family, but also become parents for the first time and join ‘the club’. more “5 Reasons being an Auntie rocks”

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The perfect Mothers Day

It’s Mother’s Day. A moment amongst the madness to pause and give a little bit of well deserved TLC to the mummas, to shower them with love and thanks for all they do, and to perhaps give them a day to take a break from the usual rigmarole of taking care of everyone else. more “The perfect Mothers Day”

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The Motherload; Carrying it all and dropping the ball

Life as a stay at home, work at home Mum can be a bit of a rollercoaster. There are plenty of high times when life feels one massive gift, when I’m channelling hashtag blessed; living the dream. When I laugh in the face of snow days, sick days, baker days and all other curve balls. But, there are also times when it can feel a bit of a downer, and things can get on top of you. more “The Motherload; Carrying it all and dropping the ball”

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My travel bucket list

Oh all this snow has me dreaming of sunny days, holidays and beaches at sunset. Seriously in need of some warmth now – even the tortoise wants to go back into hibernation. more “My travel bucket list”

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My family and other animals; Pets as a part of childhood

As a family, we have some pretty cool pets – a twelve year old black and white cat, my sidekick, my fur baby and the one I’ve shared my life with the longest out of the entire family. She was joined on my thirtieth birthday by a spur thighed tortoise named Joey Essex, who sadly perished in our pond a few years later. His cute shoes were filled (but never replaced) by a twenty year old tortoise named Eddie, who now roams the garden (and occasionally house) with the pond, heavily reinforced with steel gridding. more “My family and other animals; Pets as a part of childhood”

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For Tigs on her sixth birthday

I haven’t ever really been one to go in for the ‘on your birthday’ posts before. Perhaps I’ve not really felt the need, made the time, or given it thought on this blog. Birthdays can fly by in a crazy whirl of planning, doing, hosting and celebrating, that often the actual milestone of being another year older gets lost amidst the mayhem. more “For Tigs on her sixth birthday”

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I think we’re alone now; the impact of business travel on family life

It’s not unusual these days for any working parent to be asked to travel abroad. In the world of global commerce that modern technology brings, it’s unavoidable that from time to time, faces need to be in the same room. more “I think we’re alone now; the impact of business travel on family life”

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The tooth fairy; Modern day problems for an old school fairytale

Milestones don’t come thick and fast as your children morph into small people, not like they did in the baby days anyway. I suppose you could count things like ‘The first time my daughter slammed a door in my face’ or ‘first time she wanted to walk a few steps ahead of me’, milestones which we are yet to reach, thank god.  more “The tooth fairy; Modern day problems for an old school fairytale”

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