Beauty – The Importance of Self Care for Mums

As a mum, it can be easy to prioritise everyone else and their needs. It is sometimes hard to remember to take care of yourself, but it is so important to practise self care as often as possible. After all, you are of no use to anybody if you burn yourself out by failing to rest and take care of yourself regularly. I wanted to share with you some of...

The Importance of Reigniting the Spark After Kids

Ok, so I seriously hesitated before hitting publish on this post. Sex is just something you are programmed to not talk about, isn’t it? But it was the fact that the subject is still considered taboo, even in today’s forward thinking society that pushed me to come out of my comfort zone and write about a topic which is actually quite close to my heart. Before I go any further,...

Grieving for My Grandad – 17 Years On

Every time something good happens in my life, the moment is bittersweet as my grandad isn’t here to witness it. He wasn’t there to see me pass my GCSE’s or my A Levels and he wasn’t in the crowd when I graduated from University.  He wasn’t around to witness me get married, or able to hold his great grand children. He wasn’t around to see me start my own business,...

5 Things I Do as a Social Media Manager

As well as working on my blog, I also earn money working freelance as a social media manager. Sometimes I get asked what this involves, as it mostly looks like I’m just attached to my iPhone 24/7. I thought I’d share some of the things I have been doing over the past few months working on social media for a local PR company. Run Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Accounts Probably...

5 Things I Want to Achieve By 2019

I always put together resolutions at the start of the year. I feel like it grounds me, and reminds me of what I would like to achieve. I know that most people forget about their resolutions as the months go by, I know I did, but you don’t need to wait until the next new year to complete the goals you set for the year. With just under six months...

Starting to Store and Send Memories this Summer with TimeSpring

I am a huge fan of storing memories. One of the main reasons I started blogging and set up my first blog all those years ago was as a way to record all my memories from life as a first time single mum with Cameron when I was finishing off my final year of university. I am always the girl with the camera in one hand, recording those special moments...

Mummy Mondays – I Was Let Down by Health Professionals During Labour & That’s Not OK

I debated whether to write this post or not as I know that, compared to some people, my experiences are not actually that awful. However, in the end I did want to share it, as I felt, and continue to feel let down by the care I received throughout my labour with Benjamin, and it did actually have a lasting impact on my mental health. For this reason, I feel...

Tips for Going Self Employed as a Blogger

I’ve been planning on writing this post for a few weeks and never get round to it because, ironically, I now have a fair few collaborative and sponsored posts that I feel I need to prioritise, meaning that some of my more off the cuff posts have been pushed to the back of the queue. See, although I have been blogging now for over seven years, it wasn’t until the...

Mummy Mondays – Ending our Breastfeeding Journey at 19 Months

I first planned to write this post on our return from Mexico back in April. Having been away from Benjamin for ten days, I figured that my body would have stopped producing milk, and that Benjamin would have stopped being interested in feeding from me by the time I returned. It turns out neither of those things happened. In fact, when Benjamin and I were reunited, it was like no...