We survived January!!

New Years Resolutions So how is 2019 treating you so far? Resolutions made? Being stuck to? Or are you sensible and don’t make them. Does January fill you with dread, or is it time of looking forward and feeling hopeful? Personally I like New Year. I see it as an opportunity to think about how…

How I managed the sad today

When I woke up this morning the sad that has been lurking for the last month or so made an appearance. The old me, pre children, pre self employment, would have called in sick, pulled the duvet over my head and wallowed for a day, or a few days until guilt took over and I…

Tiny happy moments

1. The clink of ice in a glass. 2. The smell of vinegar on chips. 3. The sun peaking through the clouds. 4. Warm clothes straight from the tumble dryer. 5. A perfect cup of tea. 6. Browsing in a book shop. 7. Frying onions and garlic. 8. When your child puts their hand in…

Becoming a mother

When did I become a mother? Was it when we first started saying things like “this would be a great place for a family day out”? Was it when we first stopped trying to not get pregnant? Was it when we first looked at the pregnancy test?

Imposter Syndrome

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

Things I love

I was going to write a post about all the things I beat myself up about but I changed my mind. These are the some of the things I love… Tickling my children Cooking Sunny autumn days DIY SOS Colour Blankets Airports My Dad’s gin and tonic My new trainers Buying presents Gold glitter nail…

This is me

Sometimes I think, I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel. ― Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos The more I think about my mental health and where it comes from, the more I realise that it’s impossible to make a clear distinction between the healthy and less healthy parts of me….

Self Care

Should is a futile word. It’s about what didn’t happen. It belongs in a parallel universe. It belongs in another dimension of space – Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin When I’m not well, I really struggle with self care. The difficulty is that it becomes yet another thing on my should list. I should take…

Work

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it ― Buddha Work has always been very complicated for me. My identity is hugely wrapped up in my work and I can be very passionate about it. I give my heart and soul to most things that…

Am I broken?

All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are. – Robin Williams