September has become a surrogate January – the second ‘new year, new you’ in the calendar, if you like. Clearly 'back to school' for anyone with school age kids, means entirely that. But for the rest of us, the back to school mantra comes at us from every angle, and with it the suggestion we should get in gear, re-tune sunshine-soaked minds and steel ourselves for a season of goal setting and achievement making.Read More
It’s 3am. It’s dark. It’s silent. Save for the cry of our 1-year old old baby carrying down the hallway. I’m playing chicken with my husband. I know he’s awake. He knows I’m awake. We’re both pretending to be asleep.
A little over a year ago. As our baby’s due date neared, I remember whispers from the crowd: “get ready, life is about to change – (insert pregnant pause) – forever”.Read More
I was idly scrolling through my phone the other day and came across the ramblings of a madwoman. Me. 6-months deep in new motherhood. Breastfeeding relentlessly and still getting up a minimum of 4-times nightly to soothe the babe back to sleep.
Things are very different now. It's spring. The sun is shining. Oh, and most importantly He Sleeps. We're in a good place now. So much so, I can't quite remember the mania of those dark fragmented sleepless stretches. Funny how the mind forgets (blocks out?) the pain. So I'm publishing this as a reminder of how far we've come. Oh, and for anyone else desperately seeking sleep I can't recommend the site Precious Little Sleep more highly. There's light at the end of the zombie tunnel. Promise. (But don't get me wrong. I'm still tired).Read More
No more discrimination for working mums says MP Margot James today. A step in the right direction for women in the workplace, but where does it leave the 1.2 million self employed? Erm, hiya! You'd better not be forgetting about us. Again.Read More
Some nights I sit on the sofa, the noise from the tv suddenly white and rattly, my chest compressing with fear, and I have to steady myself by remembering to breathe – in, out, in, out.Read More