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New Year New Me – A Motivation or a Toxic Trope?

I know you’re probably in the swing of the new year by now, but I thought I’d hold off a little bit with this post to see if those who set resolutions have still managed to keep to them? I always joke that I’m going to give up my New Year’s resolution for Lent. This… Continue reading New Year New Me – A Motivation or a Toxic Trope?

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Working Parent, or Parent Working?

Stella Creasy MP has been hitting the headlines recently after attending a session at Westminster with her young son. Some have been praising her for representing working mothers and showing the need for change in regards to flexible working. Others have been condemning her for taking advantage of her position as others aren’t in a… Continue reading Working Parent, or Parent Working?

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The Power of the Seasons

Autumn is well and truly underway. For me, this calls for leafy walks, chunky jumpers, cosy blankets and hot chocolates. I sometimes think I should have been a bear in a previous life. The idea of binge eating, followed by hibernation sounds like a dream come true. But as the nights are drawing in and… Continue reading The Power of the Seasons

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Try Something New

A new month sees a new calendar from Action for Happiness. They give us daily ideas of ways we can be kinder to ourselves. The theme for this month is ‘New Ways’ #NewWaysNovember Quite often we get so sucked into our daily routines, that we forget who we are, what it is that we enjoy,… Continue reading Try Something New

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What Happened Next…

If you’ve been following my previous blogs, you will know that I had PND with my first born, followed by a pregnancy of unknown location miscarriage. I’d like to share with you what happened next - it gets cheerier, I promise! Hubby and I were both anxious to about trying again, but at the same… Continue reading What Happened Next…

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Maybe They’re Just Hiding……

These are the words I kept telling myself and anyone who asked how I was when diagnosed with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL). When imagining what my family unit would be like, I always hoped to have two children. After struggling with postnatal depression with Little-Man though, the thought of a second was terrifying… Continue reading Maybe They’re Just Hiding……

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

#BLAW2021 Back in October 2002, Baby Loss Awareness Day was launched. Over the years this has grown and grown and now has its own dedicated week. Lots of charities are involved as part of its work to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss, and to talk about what could be… Continue reading Baby Loss Awareness Week

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The Beginning….

This World Mental Health Day, I've decided to share my story. I hope in doing so, it helps someone else who may be struggling. By being more open about our struggles we remove the stigma. Everyone has mental health, good and bad. If you had a broken leg, you wouldn't hide it, why should mental health be any different. It effects any and every aspect of our lives, and can manifest itself physically too.

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Safari From Home

World Animal Day 2021 The 4th October sees the return of World Animal Day. This idea started back in 1925 in Germany as a way to improve the welfare of animals, officially taking off in 1931. This particular day of the year was chosen as it coincides with the day of Francis of Assisi, the… Continue reading Safari From Home

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Why Shop Small

The UK has a wide variety of retail and service providers across the country – over 300,000 in total!! But why should we try and shop small/local? Whilst the bigger providers might offer more standard items, or can compete on price, this doesn’t always make them better. Some things you can’t put a price on… Continue reading Why Shop Small

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Once Upon a Time, International Literacy Day

#ILD2021 International Literacy Day (ILD) has been around since the 60’s, but is still as important today. It reminds all of us the importance of literacy. This is a skill required for all elements of life – it empowers individuals to improve their lives by expanding their horizon and capabilities, allowing them to choose a… Continue reading Once Upon a Time, International Literacy Day

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Happy Mail

Did you know that 1st September each year marks World Letter Writing Day? It was founded back in 2014 by author Richard Simpkin, who used letters as a way to get in touch with those he admired. #WorldLetterWritingDay Writing letters is said to help reduce stress as it helps the writer to organise their thoughts… Continue reading Happy Mail

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What Does Beauty Mean to You?

This is one of those questions that is impossible to answer. If you were to ask a group of people their definition and for an example, you’d get lots of different answers and none of them would be wrong. Dictionary.com defines beauty as ‘the quality present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure… Continue reading What Does Beauty Mean to You?

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What Does Good Mental Health Look Like To You?

I’d love to thank the lovely Melanie from House 21 for the opportunity to write about this topic. The more we talk about these things, the more normal it becomes. We’re all guilty of putting on a brave face sometimes, but that doesn’t help anyone or solve anything. We’re only human, so why not start… Continue reading What Does Good Mental Health Look Like To You?