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6 Appeals To Society From A Mother

As if breast vs bottle, career vs homelife or thin vs fat wasn’t enough, it seems we can pit women against one another through motherhood vs childless/free too. Is this a media led friction or a genuine issue between women?! I suspect, like most things in life, the answer is very individual. There have been […] Read more…

Balancing Writing With Motherhood

It makes me feel slightly uneasy, that in 2016 I can still find myself pondering the issue of balancing writing with motherhood – perhaps I should discuss writing and parenthood, as I’m sure there are many father’s out there doing a similar juggling act. However, that is not my reality, so I’m going to address the […] Read more…

We Forget Who We Are

“Daily life is very seductive. Weeks go by and we forget who we are” – Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down The Bones. I first read this quote long before I could possibly understand it’s true meaning – a very good friend gave me a copy of Natalie Goldberg’s book, Writing Down The Bones as a Graduation present […] Read more…

How To Upgrade Your Personal Expectations

We’ve recently been through some pretty significant lifestyle changes; new house, new country, new school/nursery, changes to routine, the distance from friends and family, along with career shifts has left us feeling out of sorts as a family.   All these changes have ultimately been positive, in fact we worked hard to make them happen. However, […] Read more…

That Time I Got Everything I Ever Wanted

I didn’t have a bucket list aged 5, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t even a thing in the mid eighties, but if I had ‘publish a book’ would have been right at the top – it is my most enduring ambition. My desire to be a Vet/Astronaut and/or International Humanitarian waned over time (mainly due to lack […] Read more…

The Fine Art of Dying Well

Featured in The Huffington Post UK I’m dying. You’re dying. We’re all dying. Deep down we know this, don’t we? In life, death really is the only certainty – everything else is subject to change. Think about it for a minute. You could die tomorrow. A heart attack, natural disaster, badly timed road crossing or a […] Read more…

25 More Ways To Enjoy The Next Year

Last year, around this time, I wrote a post called 33 Ways To Enjoy 2015. The post was really popular and it got me thinking there’s obviously a lot of people (like me) who sometimes wish they could have a little more fun in the everyday. I’m all for the grand gestures and big adventures […] Read more…

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Having A Baby

This post also appeared on The Huffington Post UK My pre-child notions of pregnancy and motherhood were almost laughable in their naivety. Now as a mother of two, I can appreciate how utterly under-prepared I was as I began this crazy journey. I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers (not even close) but […] Read more…

Do You Allow Yourself To Feel Terrorised?

This post first appeared on The Huffington Post UK As the parents of young children, we happened to be awake on and off through the night last Friday. As we repeatedly cajoled our youngest back to sleep in the early hours, our phones lit up with notifications of the confusing breaking news from the Paris […] Read more…

Weekend-ing With Children

Weekends are the holy grail aren’t they? From a young age we are programmed to believe it is all about the weekend – through our school days and into young adulthood we delight in making plans, talking about our plans, lazing around recovering from our plans and then doing it all over again. The weekends are […] Read more…

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