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What The F Happened this Week: School, No-School and a Dodgy Water Pipe

It is Friday night (well, it was when I wrote this, it is now Sunday evening) and whilst many twenty-somethings (and thirty-somethings and all the somethings..) may be at the pub with their people, sat in front of the TV with their significant others, or just workin, perhaps building a small empire, I am home,… Continue reading What The F Happened this Week: School, No-School and a Dodgy Water Pipe

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On My Daughter Starting School and the Other Things

“….and if someone is mean to you, or doesn’t want to play with you then..well… fuck them!” “Mummy!! Fuck is a bad word!” *Warning: Do not read if you have a child starting school this September, may appear a light and retable post, but may also provoke further anxiety. Up to you.  Late to the Party… Continue reading On My Daughter Starting School and the Other Things

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Mummy Daughter Days: Back to The Mothership, a.k.a Zara. The Power of Clothes, Now, Then and Always.

“If you can’t decide, BUY BOTH” – Grandma.  Adolescent Angela, bonding time with her Mother Mummy Angela, bonding time with her daughter. Body Positivity from a 5 year old.  Me, in my head, every morning for the last 2 weeks: “I really need a new T-Shirt, maybe some jeans, or a shirt, something basic, JUST… Continue reading Mummy Daughter Days: Back to The Mothership, a.k.a Zara. The Power of Clothes, Now, Then and Always.

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Accepting that Life is a Beautiful Shit Sandwich and Embracing Your Perfectly Imperfect Self

Taking the Summer off from Worrying Giving far too many fucks Thinking about thinking Paradoxes. Let go, to take control. Stay grounded and Fly. Accepting that life is a beautiful shit sandwich Embracing your Perfectly Imperfect Self Taking the Summer off from Worrying “Publish something, ANYTHING on the blog” was number six on my to-do list today. It’s… Continue reading Accepting that Life is a Beautiful Shit Sandwich and Embracing Your Perfectly Imperfect Self

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Stop Being so Hard on yourself: Slow the F*** Down

Oh what a week. I think I say this every week. But this week was different. This week I made a conscious decision to slow the f*** down. I’m a goals person. I have goals for lots of things. Number of books and plays to read in a week, number of gym sessions/KM run, number of blog posts I… Continue reading Stop Being so Hard on yourself: Slow the F*** Down

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Defining Success, Career and Baby Envy, what Having It All means and the Inner Critic

“We may spend our whole life climbing the ladder of success, only to find when we get to the top that our ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” – Thomas Merton “Just” a stay at home Mum  Money and defining success, what success means to me Career and Baby Envy as a young single… Continue reading Defining Success, Career and Baby Envy, what Having It All means and the Inner Critic

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Confessions of a Single Mother: I’m a pretty decent parent.

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” ― Barbara Kingsolver *Warning: Some Cheese-worthy sentences towards the end. Tales of Single Motherhood. Doubting my parenting, but remembering my daughter is wonderful and I take most of the full credit.  “YOU NEVER BUY ANYTHING FOR ME!..YOU DON’T EVEN WANT ME ANYMORE!!” I was already knelt on… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: I’m a pretty decent parent.