February 14th, not too far away now – do you ‘do’ Valentine’s gifts? If so, what sort of thing do you normally go for, and what do you like to receive?
I love Christmas, I always have. The build up, the planning, the mulled wine, the excitement, the festivities and time with the family, did I mention the mulled wine? That bit between Christmas and New Year is odd though. If you aren’t working it can be great downtime and a chance to recover from all […]
Are you on the countdown to Christmas Day? It can feel like there is such a build up these days, but do you take time to actually just pause on Christmas Day and enjoy being together? One way to savour some family time is to play a game together. Perhaps this could become a tradition […]
One day I will have a tidy house. One day I will sleep for 8 uninterrupted hours per night. One day I will be able to shop on my own at my leisure. One day I will be able to go to the toilet on my own. One day I will not have to pick food up […]
Work-life balance – one of those phrases we hear a lot these days. Companies use this to try an entice people to work for them, employers use the phrase to get that stamp of approval from Investors in People, and so many of us search for it. How much do you think about the ways […]
I’ve written before about the reality of a postnatal body and how I’ve always been trapped between two thought processes. On the one hand thinking my postnatal body was amazing, having housed, grown, pushed out and fed four babies; and on the other hand thinking it was this huge disgusting fat suit that I wanted […]
As you move towards the end of your first Trimester of pregnancy, your doctor or midwife will want to plan for you to undergo tests as your pregnancy progresses. The aim of the tests is to determine whether your pregnancy will run smoothly and end with the birth of a healthy child. If you don’t […]
Today, my darling, if you didn’t know, is International Women’s Day. A global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On this day there are a few things I would like you to know. There are many important […]