International Womens Day. #strongwomen #raisingawarrior #daughter #feminism #equality
Kids & Parenting, Self Care & Personal Development

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2018

  Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Affiliate links are marked with a * Am I a feminist? I never used to think of myself as a feminist. Feminists are man… Continue reading International Women’s Day – 8th March 2018

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14 Realistic Self Care ideas for Mums

I am really into the current trend of Self Care which seems to be dominating my Pinterest feed at the moment. I totally buy into the  ‘You can’t pour from an empty cup’ theory. Especially as a parent. You can’t be the best for everyone else if you aren’t looking after yourself. Not that it… Continue reading 14 Realistic Self Care ideas for Mums

Decluttering - How and Why. 8 reasons you should start right now
Self Care & Personal Development

A Beginners Guide to Decluttering: 55 items you can get rid of right now (and not feel guilty!)

A beginners guide to decluttering: 55 things you can remove from your home (donate, recycle, repurpose or just dispose of) RIGHT NOW

BabyMel Frankie Changing Bag #babymel #changingbag #review
Kids & Parenting

Changing Bag Review: Babymel Frankie

Six months down the line, I figured it’s a good time to let you know how I got on with the BabyMel Frankie Changing Bag I was so please about purchasing last year.

Decluttering - How and Why. 8 reasons you should start right now
Self Care & Personal Development

How to Declutter your Life

The decluttering process: It always feels like such a mammoth task. I seem to be stuck in a constant loop between amassing clutter and decluttering, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. It can often feel like a never ending process. But it doesn't have to be... and once it's done, it is so worth it!

Toddler Tantrum Number 10 - She didn't have enough cushions... She had ALL the cushions!
Kids & Parenting

10 Toddler Tantrums before 10am

Don't get me wrong, Little K is just like any other toddler. She has tantrums like the best of them. But this morning was different. It was like she woke up and just thought. Today is a day for tantrums.

London

My London Bucket List

As previously mentioned my husband is in the army and it is very likely that we will have a new posting at some point this year. It was only once this was confirmed I realised that I have spent seven and a half years living in London, 4 of them in Central and there are… Continue reading My London Bucket List

Kids & Parenting

Babyballet: Her Mother’s Dream

In honour of International Ballet Day, I figure there’s no better time to write about our experiences at Little K’s babyballet classes. The morning of her first class I was so excited. As a former dancer, I couldn’t wait to see my little angel in a pretty dress, spinning and prancing like a fairy… Oh, I was so wrong!

Kids & Parenting, London

Winnie-the Pooh : Exploring a Classic

Isn’t it funny how your priorities change as you get older? Once, my birthday would have been spent on a pub crawl, or dancing the night away in a crowded club… How did I spend my birthday this year? I went to the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition at the V&A Museum.

Self Care & Personal Development

30 things to do before I’m 30

It’s my birthday! 29 today and I don’t feel a day over 28… I’m not usually one for birthdays, but with my next birthday being 30; it has made me realise how fast time really is flying! When I was 25 I wrote a 30 before 30 list. I can’t seem to find it, but I know for a fact that I have not completed even half of the entries. When I became a mummy I slowed down on ticking things off my list, as I was too busy concentrating on her lists (changing, feeding, development, experiences, weaning… it’s never ending). So, with one year left, I figured it was time to re-evaluate this list and see what I can do in the next year. 

Kids & Parenting

How NOT to Potty Train your Toddler…

A guide to accidents, self-doubt and parenting guilt... and a plea for advice!

Self Care & Personal Development

Time to make a change…

I woke up today, feeling all positive and mentally prepared. Packed my healthy lunch and snacks and headed to work feeling pretty great, knowing that I was finally making the changes I needed to…

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Kids & Parenting, Self Care & Personal Development

Diaries of an Ad Lib Mummy

I have always tried to keep a diary or journal. Ever since my childhood. I like to write things down. It just works for me. Whether it is fictional writing, diaries, ramblings, musings, lists. I like letting things out. My journal/diary habit started with an angst ridden diary in my mid- teens, which has lead… Continue reading Diaries of an Ad Lib Mummy

Kids & Parenting

Frozen – A bit of a fixer upper…

Not that I had anything against Frozen, I actually wanted to dislike it, but when I did get round to watching it, to my surprise I thoroughly enjoyed it. HOWEVER. I have to say after the 20 something-th time of watching, I started to become aware of some issues with this film, and the more I watch, the more I notice. So here’s 23 problems I have with Frozen…