I have never been an overly confident person, but since becoming a Mum my confidence levels hit a record low. I didn't realise how much confidence I had lost until I began the process of returning to work following a career break. It wasn't until I began sharing my experience with some friends that I… Continue reading Top 5 tips for Mums: Regaining confidence
On a light spring evening I nervously enter The Wellington, a strikingly regal building in the centre of Birmingham, three floors high and with beautiful Georgian character. I am here to watch the launch of Jumprov, a BAME improvisation group made up of actors who are also genuine friends. The host and founder of the… Continue reading Ready, steady, Jumprov!
The Easter Holidays are upon us again, and for many Mums like me I know you may be thinking, 'What am I going to do with the kids for two whole weeks?!' We aren't fortunate enough to go away on holiday, so we have a lot of time to fill. Every time a school holiday… Continue reading inexpensive activities for the easter holidays
My blog has only been up and running for a couple of months, but it has been a long time in the making. It has been a steep learning curve, and I have already learnt so much! So here are some of the biggest lessons I've learnt so far. 1. It's a lot more work… Continue reading blogging: what I’ve learnt so far!
Mother's Day. It's a day that often has an air of anticipation around it. We look forward to our homemade cards, lie ins, nice breakfasts and so on. One of the things I always worry about when it comes to Mother's Day is whether I deserve any of these things. If you've read any of… Continue reading when Mother’s Day doesn’t go to plan
I've just returned home after watching my youngest daughter in her Reception Mother's Day assembly. This is my third and last Mother's Day assembly, and my attitude was very different. I wasn't worried about where I sat, or getting the perfect photo, as I have learnt these are things you can't always control. It felt… Continue reading quirks of a Mother’s Day assembly
Mother's Day has come around again all too quickly. I can hardly believe it! As there is one week left for shopping, I decided to devise a gift guide. My thoughts rapidly turn to what I should buy for my own Mother. My first port of call is usually to contact my other sisters and… Continue reading Mother’s Day gift guide
I can't remember how old I was when I first saw Beauty and the Beast, but I know it was love at first sight. As a child I was just as I am now. Music, film and books were my passion. I would make up my own songs, write down the lyrics and record them… Continue reading beauty, the beast and my daughter
I thought this would be a fun post as I've had some particularly funny instances of being woken up recently. Of course there's the obvious ways to be woken up that all mum's experience. Crying baby, nightmares, and sickness; my least favourite way to be woken up. In fact all three children had a horrendous… Continue reading ways I’ve been woken up as a mum
I just love any kind of 'special' day or season. Valentines, Pancake Day, Easter, Bank Holiday etc etc. Anything where there's any excuse to decorate the house if the occasion warrants it, and have special food and treats as well as activities for the kids to do. Needless to say we were all looking forward… Continue reading even pancakes turn into a fight