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…

The Reality Behind ‘Hollyoaks’ Stillbirth Storyline

This post first appeared on Huffington Post Uk Parents. My eyes naturally gravitate to stories about Stillbirth. I can’t help it, I realise that is a little macabre, but it’s my unfortunate reality. I’m drawn to read new information and seek out differing perspectives. So it was with an interested curiosity that I read how, […] 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…

Five Ways To Be More Positive

The internet is literally awash with information promising to transform us all into happier, more positive people. A quick Google search on ‘how to be more positive’ returned 1,240,000,000 results – that’s a hell of a lot of positivity in what can be, let’s face it, a fairly negative world! There is something quite comforting […] Read more…

The Truth About Grieving For Your Child

It’s hard to tell the truth about grieving for your child, especially as the years pile up. The people around you love you and they want you to feel better – after a while, particularly those who have never experienced anything similar, start expecting you to feel better. The vast majority of us have lost […] Read more…

Easy Ways To Improve Your Finances

I’m not that great with money (or maths in general). There was a time I didn’t really like to admit that, I worried what people would think…I’m older now and I care much less about what people think. I have a degree in Literature, I have many interests and capabilities (like keeping small people alive […] Read more…

13 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Life

It seems everyone is searching for a better, brighter and happier life these days, and that’s no bad thing – after all, we get nowhere without trying. Yet so often these dreams of a better life involve scary ideas and goals that seem way too hard to achieve. We constantly search for the solution to our […] Read more…

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