• 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

    Sleep & The City

    Ah, sleep. Where for bloody art thou?! I knew that when I posted recently that Littlest Man had started to fall asleep with a cuddle instead of a boob that I’d jinxed it; the few nights following felt like he was attached more than not.   It’s easy to stress about sleep.  Too little, too much, at what time, for how long, in what position, with what help… There’s just so much to worry about and lose sleep over (Pun alert!! Sorry… I must be overtired ūüėČ).  It doesn’t help that sleep seems to be one of the first things you’re questioned (or warned) about as a parent.  “Does he sleep?”…

  • Parenting,  Personal Growth

    MINDFULNESS FOR TIRED MAMAS

      What is mindfulness? The theory of mindfulness is thrown around quite a lot at the moment, it’s a bit of a trend – and for good reason. ¬†Mindfulness helps us slow down and not become quite so overwhelmed in this crazy busy world we live in. ¬†In its simplest form, mindfulness is consciously and intentionally being present in the moment, thinking and acting purposefully and being open minded and nonjudgmental. ¬† Easy, right? Except with kids, life becomes a bit of a paradox. ¬†Days can fly by, whilst simultaneously sitting stagnant in a thick, blurring fog. ¬†In the early days when my second son was a newborn it felt…