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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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, […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

The Art Of Parental Justification

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti Earlier in the week at one of the baby groups I take my Son to, they had a local photographer taking Mummy and baby pictures for Christmas. In my mind, I definitely wanted to take advantage and get a couple of […]

Continue Reading

Negative Festive Nancy’s

It is my favourite time of year, Christmas! That time of year when everyone starts to soften up and mellow out, we all get giddy over the bright jubilant lights and shop displays. We become far more generous than we probably should do with gifts. The sounds of cheesy songs, drinking bad mulled wine, failed […]

Continue Reading