Crazy Busy

Don’t hate me but I’m naturally organised. I can’t help it. I just remember things and like order. I’m reliable, I text back, I’m on time. At school I was one of those people – you know, the ones that handed their essays in two weeks early. Not because I wanted to be a teacher’s…

A Daughter First

I’ve just come back from a few nights away at a women’s conference and I went ON MY OWN! It’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my family. I was so excited to take a breath. To pause. To remember who I am without hiding behind my kids or clinging to my husband. It’s…

Keeping up with the Instagrammers

Here I go on another rant about my love/hate relationship with Instagram…but stay with me. Let’s go back 6 or so years; Instagram is birthed and, correct me if I’m wrong, but it began with  us posting a photo every week or so to document a nice occasion for the eyes of our close friends…

Emergency Dinners

It’s 5’o clock…witching hour and feeding time at the zoo. Right on cue the sound of whinging begins, reminding me that it’s that time again. I need meals I can whip up in 15 minutes, whilst distracting two kids who are (sometimes literally) biting at my ankles. They also need to definitely eat it, be…

*Best Five* – baby products I couldn’t live without!

I’ve come across some genius products during this season with young kids that I thought I’d share. They might help you to solve some of those daily baby dilemmas…just in case no one else has enlightened you yet! I genuinely use/used these daily and have not been sponsored to promote them! 1.Sock- ons (£6 for two…

Treading Water

I’m treading water right now, just keeping afloat. Making sure we’re fed and watered, relatively clean and just about on time to places. Pressuring myself to tick those parenting boxes; creativity, imagination, socialising, not too much sugar, not too much t.v., teaching them faith, manners, discipline and so on. And that’s it. That is where my capacity ends….

Stupid Smart Phones

Funnily enough I started writing this blog on my phone. And I guess that’s part of the problem, I use my phone for everything. Long gone are the days of just phoning and texting; I can order my food shop, organise my week, make a home video and check what that girl I never met…

The Loss of a Baby

I’m writing this 4 years on from a miscarriage. When my memories are there but the pain, the grief – it stings less. Maybe it’s because ‘time is a healer’. Maybe it’s because I now know that that wasn’t the end of my story. That I would go on to have two more children. So…

The Post-Nap Meltdown

Oh.my.word. My three year old is currently screaming her head off in the classic lying on the floor tantrum position. About 20 minutes ago I woke her from her midday nap. I have to wake her from her nap otherwise she won’t go to sleep easily this evening. And I have to give her a…

Make your face up!

I’ve been putting off writing a make-up blog because a) I feel a bit awkward about taking photos of my face, and b) I don’t want to make out that I think what I do/use is the best, because there really isn’t one way of doing something. But anyhow here I am writing it, and…

Review of Younique’s Moonstruck 3D Fibre Lashes

I’ve been looking at getting a new mascara for a while now and came across the 3D lashes by Younique, so I thought I’d try it out and review it. It arrived and I instantly loved the packaging (who isn’t a sucker for packaging!) and the cute little pouch it comes with to store the…