Having met the love of my life at the ripe old age of 32, I spent most of my Valentine's days as a single girl and it doesn't really bring back great memories. It was a constant reminder that I was without. Without a significant other, a plus one, a man in my life that had … Continue reading What Valentine’s day means to me.
I heard it talked about quite a lot when I was pregnant. The working mum's holy grail - working three days a week. That flexibility was something I had wanted but wouldn't have been possible in the job I had whilst pregnant, since I'd heard the perennial excuse of 'if we let you work part-time … Continue reading How I found a job and some work life balance.
I signed up to the gym near my office when I started a new job when I was 30 but it was accepting the invitation of trying a personal training session that really got me on the road to enjoying exercise. I hadn't been very sporty at school and for some reason in my 20's … Continue reading How I’ve finally learnt to love exercise in my 30’s.
I remember watching the pilot of Motherland whilst pregnant and then asking my mum friends on Facebook, 'Oh my God, is it really like that?!' A few replied with, 'Yes it's all true.' It was a chilling insight into what lay ahead for me as a mother. Being only four months pregnant when I watched … Continue reading Motherland a review – the pitfalls of parenthood laid bare
Watching my 18 month old son cry as I leave him with his childminder, is one of the hardest things I've experienced as a mum. He is usually fine after I've left and his lovely childminder distracts him with toys or other activities. She has told me this is the only time during the day … Continue reading Being apart from my twin gave me separation anxiety.
A quick trip into my local town centre this morning and I was left in no doubt that Halloween, is just round the corner. It will be the first on in our house in Hertfordshire and I'm looking forward to putting a pumpkin outside to welcome the local treat or treaters. So where to go … Continue reading Where to buy those Halloween party essentials
Stay-at-home mum, not a phrase I thought would apply to me. When I got married I knew I wanted children and since I was already in my mid-30s I knew I had to get on with it. I also knew that I really valued my job, the independence it brought me and I loved earning … Continue reading Motherhood, the catalyst for reinvention
When I worked in my marketing manager job I got to work with Buzzfeed a few times. They also took me out to some really nice fancy London restaurants for lunch. (those were the days). Here's a Buzzfeed inspired listical by me about being an identical twin. Enjoy!
First birthdays tend to come along in groups, thanks to many us staying friends with our NCT group. As a parent who went through this stage relatively recently, I have a few thoughts on what presents to buy, if you'd rather not buy a toy. It's also a chance to give a shout-out to some … Continue reading What to buy for baby’s 1st birthday.
Everyone warns you how exhausted you will be 'once the baby arrives.' I heard it A LOT but considering I was knackered in the final stages of pregnancy and regularly awake at 3am or 4am to pee I thought people were exaggerating. I was wrong. Oh how wrong I was. When you become a parent … Continue reading The post-baby fog