5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent

I was invited by the team behind the brand new social app, Pal, to consider how a brand new, up and coming way to make new friends n your area, to consider how something like this might be useful to new parents.

One of the things that strikes new Mums and Dads down isn’t the sleep deprivation, the constant questioning of how to ‘do’ having a baby, but the sudden feeling of isolation from life as you knew it. The vast amounts of time you suddenly have to fill with your new baby can be quite life changing, and it’s completely normal to have feelings of loneliness and crave some friendship with a common bond. more “5 ways to combat loneliness as a new Parent”

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First Time Parent

In the last few weeks there have been babies babies everywhere in my world. It’s so lovely to see and hear of all the scrumptious new bubbas arriving, and to fall in love with some new little people who will be such a big part of our lives.  more “First Time Parent”

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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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Learning the things that all Mums need to know

Becoming a new Mum is a magical time in our lives. Feeling a living being, which you created, growing inside you fills you with so many emotions it is hard to keep a handle on them. One of those feelings is most certainly worry. If you are an expecting mother who isn’t worrying over every little detail, you should truly be in the running for Mum of the year. more “Learning the things that all Mums need to know”

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Turning into my Mum

It’s been creeping up on me for a while now. Recognising certain mannerisms in myself which are all too familiar, especially as I go through the motions of everyday tasks. A strange sensation, almost like Déjà vu – that you are acting out something which has already happened before. more “Turning into my Mum”

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Becoming a Supermum; the importance of a support network

I already fessed up on my hideous first attempt to make ‘mummy friends’ (cringe, I hate that term, sorry) : (the sausage roll mum) . It’s three and a half years on, and I’d hate for you to be imagining me still sitting home alone (with the kids obv), sobbing into a sweaty pastry. So here’s the rest of the story.

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Goodbye Day care, hello Pre-school

Yep, just when you thought all the ‘starting school / pre school’ posts were done for another year, here’s a latecomer.

Our eldest, TG started her new pre school Wednesday last week. We were surprised it was so late in September so we had been counting down the days, to be honest. It’s  not because I’m a heartless mum who can’t stand being around her kids, but for a number of legitimate reasons…
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BOOTEA teatox review

I’d seen this product being shamelessly plugged by a load of Z-list celebs on my insta-feed, claiming they felt amazing, had lost weight etc etc by drinking this tea?

As a massive tea drinker, this seemed to be an amazing product : it was luring me in and I probed around to find a little more.
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Very Insignificant Mum Muddles Vs The Refugee Crisis

Tonight, I was going to write a post about a fad diet. But, like so many of us, I have had an uneasy feeling in my own skin since seeing the News on Wednesday, and it did not feel right to carry on as normal.

I’d heard previously about the ‘migrant crisis’, (I don’t even like that description) and I’d maybe formed some soft opinions about it being awful for those people, but ultimately, I’d got on with my day. I’d done the food shopping, made plans for the weekend, pottered at home, been to Bluewater, had a grotty week with the kids, and, I’m ashamed to say, had a good old moan about how they’d tested my patience.

I feel pretty pathetic now.
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Hide the bags #2; Autumn cosy

The evening temperatures are definitely dropping, and there’s nothing nicer than digging out the cosy clothes from the wardrobe at the end of the summer and getting ready to get snuggled up.

Normally, it’s a chance for me to maybe invest in a couple of work bits to see me through the season, but this year, my work uniform will be a little different, so why not invest in some SAHM work clothes 🙂
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