The nine month milestone

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free My Son recently turned 9 months and that to me has been a huge milestone in itself. Not just because […]

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I Surrender

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou It was 2.00 a.m. last Thursday morning and I was gripping my chest as I couldn’t breathe, trying to stay as quiet as I could and not wake the baby. My heart was pounding, my throat had closed up and I needed […]

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Is he your First?

“Separation – Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its colour.” ― W.S. Merwin When my Son was first born and I would proudly venture out in public to the bustling high street for coffee breaks or attend new baby classes, I didn’t anticipate being asked […]

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No Tears spilled over this Milk

Let’s face it, teething is horrendous! It feels like you’re on a one way trip to a less than desirable destination. It’s an endless list of trial and errors, constant dribble and nighttime scream fests. Not to mention trying to tackle that Calpol syringe into your child’s face, it’s like going through the recruitment process […]

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The Power of Mum Chat

My last article sweet potatoes and tears received such an amazing response. I am so full of gratitude for everyone that not only read this piece but offered an abundance of love and support, there are so many amazing and genuine people out there in the wider parenting and mental health communities. I’m sincerely touched […]

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Immune Boosting Slow Cooker Beef Chilli

On my journey to a better immune system, Chilli and Beef are next on my culinary travels. As a Mother, I don’t have 3 hours to flitter away in the kitchen making intricate meals anymore (although I do miss that!), so for me, everything that can go into a pan or slow cooker is absolutely […]

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Spiced Turmeric Latte

My immune system seems to have taken a real dip this January, I find myself with not only a cold and feeling lethargic. I have four cold sores and my dermatitis is flaring up, I do have a weak immune system but this seems to be quite aggressive even for me. In order to take […]

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Sweet Potatoes and Tears

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Jack Kornfield, I’m finding that hitting the sixth-month mark as a mother is like trying to keep your head above water, that water being the white rapids. My Son is changing so fast that I am having to discover who he is all over again, […]

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Banish That Post Festive Loathing

It’s the second of January and all traces of Christmas and NYE have vanished and already I can hear that voice creeping in as I put my comfy, baggy jeans on…”OMG, they’ve turned in to Skinny jeans, noooo” The guilt of overindulging on the Christmas goodies and guzzling too much wine hits home. Self-loathing and negative […]

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365 Days of Me, Myself and I

I decided this year during the run-up to Christmas I was going to take a hiatus from Social media. Every year social media platforms are jam-packed full of personal festive posts. There is so much love and happiness documented, it is such a joyous time that I genuinely look forward to it without fail every year. I love […]

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