Quite recently I had a conversation that sparked tiny embers of fury in me. I was feeling a little fragile already with the usual “I feel so crap that I am not working” thoughts whirling round my brain, the harsh judgements, the negative thinking, the high expectations. “I am not contributing to society, what am… Continue reading I’m Angie, I’m a Full-Time Mother, it’s a JOB you know.
This week I took Maia to visit her Aunty Cathy. Cathy has a big family of not only humans but animals too. She lives with a dog, a cat, several chickens and gaggle of geese. It’s really quite magical and every time we go there I feel like I’m stepping into a Beatrix Potter tale.… Continue reading 5 Things: Reasons We Love Aunty Cathy’s House
Winnie the Pooh framed illustrations found in Hospice UK 5 Reasons to shop in Charity Shops: *Because people should take a wander in their local charity shops more often… 1. YOU’RE GIVING TO CHARITY The only shops where the more you buy, the better. You’re giving to a good cause, you can feel good about… Continue reading 5 Things: Why I Love Charity Shops
Today I got lost in my painting and completely lost track of time. I love that feeling when you’re so into a piece that every inch of your mind is focused on getting that brush stroke just so. – There’s no space for any worries or chatter. – You’re all in the moment. I love deciding… Continue reading The Happiness Project: All In The Moment
5 things that make me smile picking Maia up from Nursery: 1.) THE TIME We are fortunate enough to be able to walk to Maia’s nursery. This means I have a good 20-25 minutes of – in-effect- ME-TIME, where I’m able to hear my own thoughts, listen to music, or, say, go over my 5-year… Continue reading 5 Things: Alotta Love
By loving yourself a little more, would it make you a better or worse person? There’s nothing to be lost from doing so. The world would be a very different place if everyone that didn’t love themselves enough, did so a little more. Loving yourself can be described (by essentiallifeskills.net…) as: “To have self-respect, a… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Loving Myself a Little More
5 things that made my week a little brighter: 1.) MAIA’S BIRTHDAY Maia turned three last week and I think I enjoyed every minute of the celebrations as much as she did. I woke up with this warm fuzzy feeling of gratitude and excitement that my little girl was another year older. Her face would… Continue reading My Week In 5 Things: Fuzzy Feeling of Gratitude