Bad Mum V Bad Employee

“Bring me sunshine, in your smile” The ringtone had woken me as my Son phoned me from his bedroom that morning. His voice sounded overly pitiful as he said that he felt unwell and didn’t want to go to school.  It was snowing outside and he had an hour long bus ride, followed by a…

Trials of CBD Oil

“CBD Oil is not drugs Mum” my son recently informed me.  My eyebrows were still in my hairline as he had reeled off a thorough understanding of cannabis, its recreational uses, its medical uses, which part of the plant does what, which medical journals advocate its uses, where to buy it, how much it costs,…

London Blogging Baby

What a weekend!!! Last weekend I hit London with my new husband for a weekend of fun, inspiration and adventure – we had a blast! I had been a very lucky lady and received two tickets to the Vuelio Blog Awards for the 30th November. I was ecstatic, especially given I have been unable to…

Saying Yes to that Dress

“Oh Wow” so far has been the reaction of those who have had a preview of my wedding dress.  “It’s not what I expected you to choose” is the next exclamation of literally every. single. woman following the “Oh Wow”.  When I have asked them why they are surprised by my choice, they have all…

Welcome to my newly re-launched Blog

“Where have I been” you ask? Well, did you miss me?  Did you even notice I’d gone?  As much as I’d love to step out on a stage, open my arms wide and scream “I’m Baaaaack” to thousands of adoring fans / readers / followers / stalkers before dropping the mic and throwing kisses to…

The ‘Grown Up’s’ Holiday

My fabulous Fiancé surprised me by announcing that he had booked the two of us a week long holiday in Tenerife.  I had to muster as much enthusiasm as he expected to receive but I could tell he was miffed that I was seemingly such an ungrateful cow.  He couldn’t have been more wrong; grateful…

The Evil That Is Hangovers

Has the night before ever been worth the torture you endure the next morning?  I am attempting to write this article coherently, however the weird floatie things bobbing in front of my eyeballs are just too distracting.  This morning I had feebly begged my husband to take the kids to Stagecoach for me.  My daughter…

Is there ever a ‘well deserved’ smack?

How do you discipline children without smacking them?  I realise there are two opposing camps on this subject, Pro and Against.  I am in the latter group. I have to admit that sometimes the naughty step just does not cut it, especially when my daughter struts into the living room with a self-made sandwich, juice…

Thoughts of Therapy

Counselling is often considered self indulgent attention seeking but I don’t agree.  We think nothing of seeking medical advice to heal our physical bodies; surely we should take as much care with our emotional well-being.  Admitting that I needed help is probably one of the best things I ever did and I feel no shame…

Mothers Guilt and Me

Mothers guilt plays a big part in my life, dictating what time I get up in the morning through to how much ‘ME’ time I allow myself.  I sometimes wonder if other mothers may have ever invested a full days energy into self-punishment because they had bullied their kids for the third morning in a…