How To Focus on the Positives this Autumn

I have mentioned before that I suffer with my mental health, especially at this time of year as I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is affected by the shorter days and lack of natural sunlight. I find it incredibly hard in general to think positively, and I tend to have a negative mindset. I am trying to make a conscious effort to focus on the positives more, as it...

The Humble Roast, and Why My Husband is the Best

Ok, I know this post is gonna come across as both super braggy (autocorrect kept changing that to baggy haha), and super lame at the same time, but I don’t care. I have had relationships before where I couldn’t be myself, didn’t get to open up completely to that person and ultimately, as a result, stopped myself from being who I am for large portions of my life. When I...

Working Out Why I’m Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

•Sponsored post• With three young children, it’s hardly surprising that I don’t get a perfect nights sleep most nights. However, it isn’t actually the children keeping me up, but myself. Once the children go to bed, I am generally pretty good at getting up to bed soon after but then I ruin it by turning on Netflix, writing blog posts or swiping through social media channels and, before I know...

5 Things I’m Looking Forward to About September

I have made no secret of the fact that my mental health suffers as autumn rolls around and the days get shorter, the weather gloomier and the nights longer. I do get a little worried as August ends, that I am going to struggle, but I also don’t want my mental illness to define who I am and I try and focus on the positives and all the things I...

Overcoming my Birth Trauma with Lucy Parker

•Features complimentary sessions• When I found out I was pregnant with my youngest child Benjamin, I knew he would almost definitely be my last baby. I already had two children, and I felt our family would be complete once I had given birth. I had a bit of a rocky start to my pregnancy. Benjamin wasn’t planned, and I was on antidepressants at the time. Despite this, I was adamant...

A Little Life Update

•Features gifted items• I feel like I haven’t sat down and written a post about my life in ages. Obviously my whole blog is based around my life, being a lifestyle blog, but I tend to focus on different areas of it like review visits of local restaurants, toys that the children have been playing with and beauty products which I have used. I thought today it might be nice...

A Straighter, Brighter Smile with Instasmile

•Features Gifted Item• I have been self-conscious about my smile for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was backwards and forwards constantly from the dentist. I had numerous fillings and an overcrowded mouth, which meant I had to have an operation under general anaesthetic to remove several of my teeth. After this, I then had a brace, which made my teeth straighter, but also made me...

Going on Holiday as a Multi-Generational Family

Paid Post  My family has always been close knit. We love nothing more than a big celebration, where we have the chance to get together and catch up. I see my mum almost every day, and my nan at least once a week. It may not come as a surprise, therefore, that we have all been on holiday together, taking my own children along with us too. Having grown up...