Motherhood · Writing

Has becoming a parent changed you?

Having children changes you. One minute you’re a person, with your own identity, a job – which you either love or hate – and a life you take for granted as your own. The next minute (well, nine months later, obviously) you’re a mum. People lavish you with attention, everything is new and fun and… Continue reading Has becoming a parent changed you?

Book reviews · Reading · Writing

Are YOU in control of YOUR life?

How to REALLY overcome Writer’s Block (you’re doing it wrong). Yes – you really can take control.

Reading · Writing

I’m curious…

What’s your favourite type of story? I’m keen to start a new project… But I want to put it out there, and into YOUR hands, as the potential reader. What do you like it read? What kind of conflict do you like in your stories? What are your favourite types of characters? I’m not talking… Continue reading I’m curious…

Business · Successes and Failures · Virtual Ink Pad · Writing · Writing services

Be happy. Find your content.

Who doesn’t love a good play on words? This blog post title is my new tagline – for my writing services – launched just last week. Now that smallest person is sleeping through the night (hurrah!) I’ve got SO much more energy and am coming back with a big, hearty bounce. I’m starting with the… Continue reading Be happy. Find your content.

Motherhood · Poems

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

Motherhood · Writing

The stay-at-home mum

There’s a common misconception about stay-at-home mums. It’s widely believed that we do nothing but sit on our behind all day, watching daytime TV, and cooing at the baby playing happily on the floor. In truth, the reality is entirely the opposite. Last week, my sister commented that I had lost weight. ‘Your butt has… Continue reading The stay-at-home mum

Motherhood · Writing

Getting the baby into a routine

What is it about 2nd babies that makes following a routine so much harder than with the first? After being awake since 5.30am, I’ve just endured 20 minutes of solid crying with an over-tired baby, who I’ve been trying to settle back to sleep since 6.00 o’clock this morning. Routines. There are so many. There’s… Continue reading Getting the baby into a routine