When we choose to have kids, we don't stop to consider everything else that comes with it. The kids in themselves are both a delight and a challenge - from the funky toddler dance to the threenager tantrums, and let's not forget how it's the end of the world when your biscuit becomes two pieces. … Continue reading ‘Real life’ stuff
It's been a very long time since I've posted one of these, and I'm sure some of you may be wondering if I've disappeared off the radar. The thing is, the smallest now-one-year-old-child (together with the four-year-old) is truly running me ragged, and it's rare I get an opportunity (or, let's be frank here, a dose of … Continue reading Book Review: The Dangerous Gift by Jane Hunt
These past few weeks, I've been doing a little soul-searching. While I'm loving being a mummy to my now 9-month-old and 4-year-old (how did my little monkey grow up so fast?!), there is something distinctly lacking in my life. On a daily basis, I think to myself 'I did not sign up to be a … Continue reading Do we really have to have it all?
A very honest account of how tough a breastfeeding journey can be, and if you’re on that journey yourself, or ever have been, remember what a wonderful thing it is that you’re doing for yourself and your baby. It’s tough, but the benefits to be reaped are totally worth it. #breastfeeding #motherhood #baby
Anyone who knows me well knows the ups and downs I’ve had with breastfeeding. I decided whilst pregnant that I would try breastfeeding as that’s what I wanted to do.
When Ava was first born we spent the first 3 days of her life in hospital. It was me that was poorly not her. I was bed bound so was unable to get up and attend to her, either my husband or family had to change her bum or change her outfit and pass her to me to be able to feed her. I’m not going to lie, I had no clue what I was doing but continued to do it despite very limited support on the ward whilst in hospital. I look back and wonder how I did it.
I don’t judge anyone on how they feed their child, but I remember thinking about it when in the bay…
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Three months. THREE months it's been since I actually sat down and worked on anything. I know I have a valid excuse, but I'm gobsmacked that October, November and December have just whooshed past in a blizzard of getting ready for Christmas, nesting for our new arrival, and just generally being Extremely Busy (not to … Continue reading Ambition and drive make a welcome return
It's a New Year, a new start, a promise of new beginnings and good intentions of success. After a hiatus of a few weeks, I'm ready to start the year with renewed ambition - together with perhaps one of life's most challenging roles a person can undertake. Because alongside the rocky road to publication, 2015 … Continue reading A New Year, a new challenge (or 2!)
If you read my last blog entry, you'd have seen the guest post from the lovely Tracey Rogers, where she introduced her new release: Employee of the Month. I've now had the pleasure of reading her latest offering, and absolutely loved it! Here's my review: Employee of the Month by Tracey Rogers My rating: 5 of 5 … Continue reading Book Review: Employee of the Month by Tracey Rogers
Today I have the pleasure of hosting the lovely Ms Tracey Rogers on my blog, whose new novel, Employee of the Month, was released this weekend. Tracey has a beautiful way with words, transporting you into the story as soon as you read that first line. This is the second book of hers that I've … Continue reading Tracey Rogers’ HOT New Release – Employee of the Month
I realised the other day that I've been quite quiet on here lately, not just here but other social networking sites as well. I've been busy doing things other than writing (cue gasps of horror), and all sorts of guilty feelings tapped away in my subconscious. I wasn't fulfilling my personal goals. I was letting … Continue reading It IS okay to take a break.
Many of you are aware that I am a huge fan of Lindsay J Pryor's work, and continually rave about and promote her Blackthorn series. So imagine my delight when I was invited to join her for lunch recently, as a surprise for her 40th birthday, all arranged by her amazingly organised and dedicated husband, Tim Pryor, … Continue reading The day I met Lindsay J Pryor