• Personal Growth

    How To Find Your Inner Strength

    I was lying awake in bed the other night with a phrase stuck in my head: “It’s no coincidence the words ‘struggle’ and ‘strength’ have the same beginning but completely different endings” – so I thought we should explore that further. It’s easy to look at “strong” people and think “wow, I wish I had it easy like them” or “I wish I had their confidence” or “they’re so brave, I could never be like that”. But actually, strong people have struggles, they have insecurities, they have anxiety. We only see other people’s outer selves. I remember once when I wasn’t in a good headspace someone said to me “I…

  • Parenting,  Personal Growth,  Uncategorized

    Why I Blog

    Hello from the other side! I’m sorry it’s been a while lovelies. I’m not actually why I stopped writing proper posts – I just sort of got caught up in life. I struggled a bit mentally towards the end of last year, so thought I’d take a break over the festive season to spend time with my family and just regroup but then never really picked the ball back up. Writing is like any art or exercise – it’s easier to do if it’s a habit, if it’s done regularly. You need to be in the right head space, and I started getting blank page syndrome – then started doubting…

  • Parenting,  Personal Growth

    Why I Love Washing My Son’s Dirty Clothes

    When my Eldest Little Man was younger, he was the “Move First, Think Second” kind of kid – as most little kids are.  And some big kids, come to think of it.  But anyway… Eldest Little Man was wild, energetic and loud. His imagination knew no boundaries.  He always had ripped knees, holey shoes and muddy hands.  You get used to it, as a mother.  You still roll your eyes and grumble about having to buy new clothes again, but you get used to it. Eldest Little Man was the kid who arrived at his karate class, ran continuous laps around the dojo, took the class (while being reminded often to stay still…