The Greatest Showman is my Greatest Motivation

It’s been a long week… Having handed in my notice during my maternity leave, I haven’t worked (apart from the long hours I put into my blog) since a week before Benjamin was born. This week I started freelance work for a local PR firm. This week two of my three children also spent a couple of days each off school unwell. I also had a very full social diary...

I’m a Victim of Sexual Abuse but I Don’t Have a Voice 

Towards the end of 2017, a number of high profile men in the show business industry were in the media due to allegations of sexual assault and harassment over a number of years. These allegations led to sexual assault and abuse being talked about more openly, not just by those who had been affected by the high profile cases being splashed across newspapers and social media, but by everyday women...

My Experience of the Mirena Coil – One Year On

It has now been a whole year since I had the Mirena coil fitted and I thought I would do a little follow up post on my experiences after a very rocky start with it last year. After this awful start, I was seriously considering having it removed, when things started to settle down a few months in and over the summer, I was finally able to relax. I was...

My Goals for 2018 – Lifestyle

It’s that time of the year again when everyone starts laying out their New Years resolutions and the cynical amongst us roll their eyes and scoff at the idea of ‘starting afresh’ and ‘turning a new page’. What’s wrong with using this new year as an excuse to make some changes to how you want things to be? When it comes to my life, its always been a bit of...

My CBT Journey – Sessions 7-10

So something huge has happened, I have finished my ten sessions of CBT and I actually feel that my anxiety is so much more settled than it was when I started a few months ago at the end of summer. My therapist actually suggested she sign me off during session nine, as I was so much happier, had been overcoming all my obstacles and the whole process seemed to draw...

My 2017 Year in Review

The other day I had one of those lovely little videos pop up on Facebook, the ones where they put together a selection of your best moments from the previous year and it reminded me to put this post together. 2017 has been a fairly eventful year for our little family. I gained a niece and a nephew early on in the year, had a couple of lovely holidays, and of course got married! The year seems to have gone by much faster than...

My Monthly Plans – December

It’s December – wooo! I’m not gonna lie, december is by far my favourite month of the entire year. I am a big Christmas fan, and I love all the excitement this month brings, especially now I have children. I managed to finish my Christmas shopping and wrapping last weekend, which is a first for me, so now I’m all ready for a month full of festive fun and time...

Finding my Inner Beauty

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I’m a very ‘girly’ girl. I love makeup and skincare. I enjoy dressing up and making myself look nice, but I’ve been feeling insecure lately, I’ve been comparing myself to others and I have felt rubbish about myself and my appearance because of this. I love the beauty industry, and this post isn’t about turning my back on it, but...