Leisure · Lifestyle · Motherhood · Parenting · Uncategorized

The Secret To Still Being You After Having Kids

Life after having a child is different, and many women feel that they lose a sense of self. Here’s why you need to rediscover yourself and some tips on how to do it.

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Equality · Feminism · Uncategorized · Women

It’s time to celebrate being a woman

The first time I knew it was a leap year was about three days before the end of February.  This Gregorian calendar phenomenon crept up on me but seems to spark inexplicable levels of excitement in others. The date falls fifteen days after Valentine’s Day, meaning romance is already in the air for many.  Panic… Continue reading It’s time to celebrate being a woman

Childcare · Grandparents · Leisure · Lifestyle · Motherhood · Politics · Uncategorized

Who’s really paying the price of soaring childcare costs?

It’s been a tough week or so.  I’ve been completely incapacitated by what is probably an inner ear infection, leaving me suffering with vertigo symptoms and making it impossible to do anything but lay on the sofa.  It’s frustrating not being able to do what I usually do, such as look after the kids, cook… Continue reading Who’s really paying the price of soaring childcare costs?

Lifestyle · Motherhood · Stress · Uncategorized

Why my hair appointment is more than just a cut and blow dry

In my previous blog, The Secret Side of Motherhood, I mentioned how important it is to take a break.  No matter who you are, what you do, you get tired.  Tired of working, of parenting, of commuting or even just tired of the same old weekly routine.  It is exhausting being you. Like all mums… Continue reading Why my hair appointment is more than just a cut and blow dry

Book review · Uncategorized

The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

An absolutely gripping read.  From the moment I picked it up, I was hooked.  Characters that are all lost, caught up with their own demons, lead you through a plot that is intriguing, at times terrifying and tragic in more ways than one.  The author’s descriptive narrative and style make for an entertaining read.  Can’t… Continue reading The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins