Having it all

raw motherhood

I’ve read quite a few articles lately about women having it all and if I’m honest they have me a little ruffled. These articles relate to the ability of women these days to be able to have a career, have a family, have time to themselves and time with friends. All the articles I’ve read […]

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75 minutes at the spa

Luxurious spa days and hours spent catching up with friends are not the types of things I associate with motherhood. In addition to the cost of these things, most of the time you just can’t justify the time away from your family. All of this is fine, as that’s part of what you sign up […]

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Milestone birthdays

Every birthday is special but it always seems important to mark a milestone birthday with a little something extra special. What do you think? It might be a party, a trip somewhere or a particularly special gift perhaps. We all have our own preferred way of marking a special ‘big’ birthday and we have to […]

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My shadow, my bodyguard, my bestfriend

Until I was eight I was an only child. I never wanted to be. I wanted at least one sibling, and when my brother was born I was overjoyed. Aside from when he was about six and began trashing my bedroom daily for about six months, I have always been grateful for my brother. All […]

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Feel good food

We love eating together as a family and we try to do it as often as possible. It’s nice to cook a big quantity of something that everyone can enjoy. I always use this as a chance to add some hidden goodness  and I chop up lots veg nice and small and add it to […]

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Ending loneliness

Have you ever felt lonely? Are you worried that someone you know might be lonely? Loneliness can affect many people, of different ages and at different stages of life but it can affect older people in particular, especially if they do not have a partner into older age or family around them. Recent research from […]

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Mother’s Day Moments

Mother’s Day – what does it mean to you? What sorts of things do you like to receive from your children? I love a good homemade card, something they are proud of and have put their time and energy into making, but by far the best Mother’s Day gift I have had since the older […]

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