• 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

    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 😉).  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?”…

  • Relationships

    DON’T STOP DATING

    I remember when my partner and I first met.  I remember talking with him for hours about anything and everything.  I remember the butterflies I’d get when I saw his face, or even just his name pop up on my phone. I remember using any opportunity to talk about him, or to him, and feeling both incredibly nervous around him, but also incredibly – and instantly – comfortable with him.  I remember suddenly realising, quite quickly after we started dating, that I’d met my soul mate.  It was almost like I’d found a hidden part of my heart that I didn’t know existed and had been busy walking around in…