My contract is nearly finished so I'm on the job hunt again and it's got me to thinking about my professional skills. I'm not really sure what I do anymore - I used to work in Human Resources but that was over four years ago. I currently work as a Volunteer Coordinator but that isn't … Continue reading Am I still relevent?
Today's *incredibly* bold look is brought to you by 30 Minutes Peace. Just 30 minutes between work life, home life and mum life gives me enough time to have a quick hot cup of tea, a 7th Heaven face mask and a shower without interruption. 30 minutes is better than no minutes and I intend … Continue reading 30 minutes peace….
One of the things that I've been most surprised about since the Tiny Human started school is how hard it's been to get used to spending time on my own again. For over four years I've had a loud, funny and constant companion so having her disappear off to school has been a bit of … Continue reading Learning to be alone again…..
Because some days are just crap. Some days are full of the feeling you are half arsing everything - struggling at being a good and patient parent, not giving work all the attention you'd like because you are trying to maneuver work with the school run, trying to be a good wife and friend and … Continue reading It’s a half arsed life…..
It's hard not to feel judged from all sides when it come to parenting. It's hard not to measure yourself against the perfect parenting images we see blasted at us from all sides on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TV and magazine advertising and that's not even taking into account the hundreds of thousands of parenting … Continue reading You are doing just fine
"When will you be having another?" "You don't want to leave it too long" "Too long and the gap will be too big" "Ahhhh - she'd love a sibling" Anyone who has one child is probably overwhelmingly familiar with all of these sayings and lets out an internal sigh every time they hear any of … Continue reading When one is enough
Hello little one You are about to embark on the craziest adventure and your biggest adventure to date. Today is your first day at school and while I'm heart broken at losing all the time I get to spend with you now I'm also so excited for you. You are going to make new friends, … Continue reading A letter to my smallest friend
Tomorrow I'll introduce you to my daughter and she'll have her fingers in her mouth as she tries to take in the new situation around her. She's really excited to start in your class and has been talking about going to big school for months now - I'm not sure she really understands what's happening … Continue reading Dear Teacher
When you find out you are going to be a parent thousands of questions start to run through your mind and it can be hard to find structure and answers to those questions. I remember feeling totally overwhelmed and instantly buying four or five books that only served to confuse me even more! I was … Continue reading Coaching Cards for New Parents
I was talking to a friend recently and she said that she'd never been on holiday with her daughter because she didn't see how a holiday with a child was worth it. She thought that a holiday with a family was just doing the same things you usually would just in a different location. I … Continue reading Are holidays with young children worth it?