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!
Here goes..The Brutal Truth.
You give birth, your insides feel as though they have fallen out. Your stomach is no longer the vessel of life, it’s more comparable to that of a wrinkly Chinese shar-pai. Your rib cage rattles with wind and your pee will reduce you to tears.
Your bundle of joy is beautifully made up of your eyes and perfect nose with your other half’s cheeky smile and dimpled chin. And then, there are those times when they could easily be mistaken for an 80’s werebear (remember those?) Read more
You know that song, the famous one, the one I, as a foodie tend to sing when a slice of carrot cake presents itself to me. Or when you’re in the coop and they have a double pack of cream slices in the reduced section “Food glorious food, da, da, da da da daa.” Being a fussy eater is one concept that I just don’t understand.
When I was little we all ate the same, you would never see my mum cooking separate meals. “If you don’t like it, tough!” And do you know what, damn wasn’t she right! It’s one rule I wish I’d adopted from the start and didn’t. 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
Father’s Day this year is Sunday the 18th June which isn’t that far away. So I have been looking around for ideas that the kids can get for their dad and I thought it would be a fab idea to share some alternative Father’s Day gift idea’s with you too. Read more
1919. Henry has moved to the countryside with her parents and her baby sister, Piglet – all still scarred by the death of her brother. Alone in her head, she begins to explore her surroundings, encouraged by her only friends – characters from her favourite books. Nobody much notices when she wanders into the woods at the bottom of the garden and meets Moth, a striking witch-like woman. Together they form a bond that could help Henry save her family. 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
Bullet journal: A history
A bullet journal isn’t an old concept and is often referred to in its short term, BuJo.
Ryder Carroll was in need of a system that would allow him to keep a diary, take notes, create to-do lists and plan for the future, something that would work with his learning disabilities and not hinder them. After sharing his rapid logging system with coworkers and friends it fast became a ‘thing’, the planner community embraced it and creatives switched it up. Read more
Reflections and Projections. February round up. Pancake Day. Beauty and the Beast.
February hasn’t seemed to pass as quite as fast as January did. Christmas is a memory and Pancake day is around the corner (move over Slimming world, mumma’s got some flipping to do!) Read more
This week we celebrated Lily-Blues 10th birthday. It doesn’t actually feel like I was bringing her home that long ago. But, there are certain points when you really look at someone and see the changes and appreciate them on a whole other level.
5 lessons I’ve learnt from my daughter. Life Lessons. Learning lessons