Ok, so I’m more than a week k to 2018, but thought I’d wish everyone a happy new year! No new resolutions for me, I’ve come to the conclusion at this age that if I need to wait til January to fix something in my life, it probs my isn’t that important to me. Change … More Happy new year!
So earlier this year, I decided I really wanted to improve my fitness and try something new. I’d started to fall out of love with the gym, which ultimately meant I was starting to fall out of my jeans. After a couple of colleagues from work talked about doing Couch to 5k, I decided to … More This Mum Really Does Run!
So we’ve entered a new phase at Mumsomnia Towers. Year 5. The point when you realise the primary school days are nearing their end *sob*. We’ve visited a few high school open days (as I tried to hold back tears/panic) and now this box has found a place on our table. This box represents Boy1 … More A new school of thought…
Well if you’re a fan of daytime TV you might have spotted my mug on The Chase quiz show today. I won’t share the result in case you want to watch on catch up, but either way it was a brill day. I’d always wanted to do a quiz show and when my son asked … More Chasing dreams…
God, I hate these posts. Paris, Manchester and now another attack in London. As a parent what do I do? I always try to stay positive. I’m factual with my son so as not to shelter him, but when two attacks on home soil happen within less than a month of each other it’s so … More Is fear winning?
This is my mantra for 2017. Following in from last year and embracing the power of ‘yes’, this year I just want to give it a go. Nothing specific, but whatever random experiences and activities that spring to mind, I’m just going to try them. I’m currently on a busy train, drinking overly priced Merlot … More Give it a go!
I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to challenge myself more this year. Saying ‘yes’ more often in a bid to finding the ‘new’ or ‘real’, post-baby me. Just starting this blog and more importantly, sharing it, has been quite a big step. This week, I took a bigger step. A journalist asked me to post my most … More Was I just trolled? It kinda hurt
My thoughts on how to reduce maternity discrimination. … More Why are women still getting ‘pregnant then screwed’?
A few weeks ago I did something I hadn’t done for a long time. I stepped out of my professional comfort zone. I received an email inviting me to speak on a panel (won’t bore you with the topic details). My first instinct was to pass it on to my line manager. He couldn’t make it, … More Being brave
This week, with no intentional searching, I stumbled upon countless stories and images of the ‘post baby body’ (PBB). Chrissy Teigen, Sam Faiers, Anne Hathaway and even Rebecca Adlington have all been in the papers for that very topic. Some were ‘showing off’ their ‘toned’ ‘slender’, ‘sexy’ PBBs, whilst Rebecca was talking about how she’s embraced … More Body talk…