With Christmas coming just around the corner, the pressure of finding the perfect gift for someone special can be immense. If you’re in need of some inspiration, I have written some gift guides, one for boys and one for girls.
This year I really wanted to find something for my sister to show her how much she means to me. We live a two hour drive apart and don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like to.
Self Care Tips For Mums
Self-care is probably the one thing us mums are completely crap at. Let’s face it. Pulling together a last-minute Blue Peter style craft gadget for homework you didn’t know existed. Or, fixing a broken toy to half resemble what it actually looked like before. And said child owner being completely happy with squinting slightly through teary eyes to see beloved toy ‘mended’ with crusty nail glue found at the bottom of your handbag. We nail it!
I know all too well that having a date night is often put on the back burner. Being a mum of a large family the odds of one of the kids coming down with something gross is pretty high. Not only do you have to prepare yourself to get ready, the cost of date night can often be money ‘best’ used elsewhere. Or, by the time date night comes around what you really want to do is wrap up on the sofa in your PJams and watch tv. Read more
Moving your large family away from everything they know is such a big decision. Leaving behind family, friends, convenience, familiarity to move a large distance to an unfamiliar ground isn’t something that can be a flippant thought. Read more
April has definitely been a month for reflections, thoughts and celebrations. A full bag of mixed emotions. I feel as though I have gained perspective on a few things this month and this is my April round up. Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
On Saturday April 8th my body turned 34, I do believe however that my mind will forever remain a teen. Probably around 15 or 16 years old.
I don’t actually think I’ll ever really feel like an adult. Read more
How do you begin to explain the pain of watching someone you love slowly die? That’s hard to read, I know! It’s hard to write too. Read more
I can’t believe I’m writing January round up as my blog post already. How fast has this month passed!? I’m not sure if it’s an age related thing, maybe we become more aware of time as we get older. Read more
One word intentional. Being intentional. How to be intentional.
Having one word for 2017 is a completely new concept for me. I’ve had the usual new years resolutions over the years; Lose weight, quit smoking, eat healthy, exercise more. Each one I’ve managed to do by the skin of my teeth (I’ve had to carry them over, more than once and the only one that’s stuck is the quitting smoking haha.)