• 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?”…

  • Parenting,  Personal Growth

    MUM GUILT: PART TWO – 15 Things Mums Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About

    Read Mum Guilt: Part One Now, I may be opening myself up to criticism here, but I’ve compiled a list of 15 things I think mums should NOT feel guilty about – and believe me, I had to stop at 15 or this post would have gone on forever and ain’t no mama got time for that! If you disagree with my list, that’s totally cool! These are just my opinions and I’m a firm believer in no-size-fits-all. 1. How you feed your baby I don’t think it really matters whether you breastfeed, bottle feed, mix feed, feed purees, feed using baby led weaning, feed in high chairs, feed on…

  • Parenting

    THE GAP

    No, I’m not talking about the infamous thigh gap.  Having been blessed with strong legs that are simultaneously helpful for delivering a semi-decent roundhouse kick and also incredibly unhelpful for finding jeans that fit well, my thighs have always met in the middle, although when the big thigh gap craze of 2013 was raging, I was most excited to discover I sort of had one if I tried to squeeze my knees outwards while standing straight (insider tip, glow mamas, this is not a comfortable way to stand and a brief thigh gap is not worth the extra brain cells it takes to hold yourself in such an awkward position).…