I’ve mentioned before about Boy1’s decision to grow his Afro, but haven’t really gone in to detail about how I’m be extra supportive about it. The second #worldafroday is at the end of the summer, and whilst I’m not sure he’ll still be sporting the fro (possibly going for a new look for year 6 … More Why I’m encouraging my son to grow the fro
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