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My 2018 Intentions

Happy New Year!! Slightly belated I know, but I have to admit, I wasn’t quite feeling myself at the very start of 2018. The thought of reflecting on the year gone by and setting goals for 2018 seemed like an impossible task. Now, I’ve done A LOT of self-care, including almost using up Lush Christmas […]

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New School Year Resolutions

Yes, I realise it’s only September. Six weeks at home with my own kids has not sent me insane. For me though, September is the start of the year. It’s a side-effect of all the being institutionalised from the career path of school, university and back to school again, albeit this time as a teacher. […]

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How Living With Anxiety Makes Me Stronger

I am a member of what feels like a million Facebook groups and follow lots of blogs. I love reading and interacting with like minded people. Yet, despite the massive amount of reading that I do, it’s been a while since something really resonated and wasn’t about the joys of red lipstick or waiting impatiently for […]

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10 Reasons I Love Being Single

When I first found myself single again, I hated it. I found it  hard to adjust to being ‘me’ again after being ‘we’. I found everything hard. Living by myself, parenting alone and just being by myself every day. It didn’t help that it had been such a long time since I’d last been single […]

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7 Self-Care Sunday Tips

The past couple of weeks have been an incredibly difficult time in my personal life. Bereavement is hard. My initial reaction was to throw myself into arrangements, blogging, cleaning even – anything was a distraction. Thing is, whilst at times I’ve been grateful of the distraction, and incredibly grateful that I have two little people […]

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My Weekend Breakfast

I’ve not been feeling myself this week at all. It’s been a difficult week. But because I was up ridiculously early this morning (04:41 to be precise) I had time before the kids woke up to relax in a hot bath without Lego being thrown in or being asked ‘Mummy what are you doing?’ on […]

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In 2017 I will…

For me, 2016 has been a year of lessons. I’ve learnt even more about how to stand on my own feet and be the strong mother that my daughters deserve. I’ve learnt how to be myself, what I stand for and the values by which I live my life. I’ve removed people from my life this […]

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Why wearing red lipstick doesn’t make me less of a feminist

Recently, I keep hearing the idea that I cannot possibly be a feminist because I am interested in ‘frivolities’ such as makeup and jewellery. Obviously this means that because I highlight and contour that I cannot possibly be interested in equality for women. Or want myself, my daughters and in fact every woman in the […]