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The Five Stages of Getting Out Of Bed

Ahh... morning. The start of a new day - filled with promises of productivity, and a list as long as the path to the castle in the beginning of Labyrinth - waiting for your eager-self to breeze through. You bound up out of bed, stretch, smile and shine... And then there's reality. The good intentions are there; … Continue reading The Five Stages of Getting Out Of Bed

Has Being A Stay At Home Mum Affected Your Confidence?

You've had the maternity-leave send off. The baby shower. The baby. Your little bean is finally here - lighting your house, bringing so much life into the four walls you occupy with this little miracle - and definitely not such a 'little bean' anymore. Every visitor you'd ever imagined has come to meet your new … Continue reading Has Being A Stay At Home Mum Affected Your Confidence?

Why would you let the weather ruin your day?

The sun has disappeared, and we appear to be in the midst of March winds and April showers finally making their annual appearance (albeit two months late). Some days, you just get up and look out the window, and it's wet. Your mood is flattened in an instant. But you don't have to feel flat. After all, … Continue reading Why would you let the weather ruin your day?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

How often do you reflect on your life, where you have been, and where you are going? We like to set ourselves goals, but then feel like a failure when we don't achieve or stick to them. Have you ever asked yourself why you didn't achieve something you've always wanted to do? From a dream … Continue reading What do you see when you look in the mirror?

This is why I run

Running isn't always easy. Finding the time to get out there, with a group or by yourself, is hard. But once you get out there, you break through the clumsiness, and you find your rhythm. With the wind flowing through my hair, the beats, and the road beneath my feet, it's just me and the … Continue reading This is why I run

Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

It's a quick post this evening, as I'm meant to be in a virtual college lesson, but I wanted to share a little rite of passage from this evening...  My first baby has just lost her first tooth! I apologise now to anyone who finds this boring or unimportant but it's a huge thing for … Continue reading Did you ever dream you swallowed a tooth? 

Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

This isn't the first time we've been here, but as the girls totally loved their 'grand day out' (which was meant to be Brighton, but that's another story), I felt compelled to share this little gem for anyone looking for a spontaneous free* day out. Situated just outside of Northampton, Brixworth Country Park is free … Continue reading Days out with kids: Brixworth Country Park, Northampton

Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

  We visited the MK Museum for A Victorian Family Christmas at the beginning of December, and were pleasantly surprised at the vast amount of artefacts, displays and historical re-enactments available for the whole family. A ticket into the museum grants you repeated access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Stepping back in time … Continue reading Days out with kids: Milton Keynes Museum Review

Poppy’s poem

A single flame wavers gently in our living room tonight, in memory of Poppy Chapman. Today is pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day, and across the world at 7pm, candles are being lit for all those who have lost a baby before or after birth. For those who don't know, we lost a baby in … Continue reading Poppy’s poem