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Lauren

Life

Inspirational Women

There are inspirational women all around us. Amongst our family and friends, within the community and across the world. I’m lucky to have had some inspirational women in my life. These women may not have changed the world, but have had an impact on the lives they’ve touched. My mam, who raised me as a single parent is a massive inspiration for me. Especially now as I travel through parenthood myself, I fully appreciate how difficult it must have been for her, to do that on her own. She didn’t have much, but she gave me everything she could. My […]

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Family Life

Holiday Memories

I just love going on holiday. Who doesn’t? For one or two weeks in a year, it’s a chance to forget about the everyday and just have a bit of fun. I have so many happy holiday memories. Childhood summers spent in a Caravan, spending my evenings partying in the Haven kids club. Teenage summers spent drinking my weight in cocktails on some Greek Island. All have given me memories I’ll never forget. Holidays now have changed somewhat since my pre children days. It’s probably (definitely) no longer acceptable for me to partake in drinking competitions which take place on […]

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pregnancy care
Life

Pregnancy Care – When Things Go Wrong

Having a baby is a big deal. Bringing new life in to the world, however common it may be, is a big deal. For a lot of women, being pregnant and giving birth is something you’ll only do once or twice in your life, and for that reason you want it to be special. Receiving the right maternity care plays a big part in a woman’s health and wellbeing during and after her pregnancy. Here in the UK we have a pretty sound set of maternity guidelines put in place to ensure women get the care they need during pregnancy. […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Time Apart

My blog and I, we’ve been spending some time apart. For a while, I just wasn’t feeling it. I couldn’t get my head in the right place, couldn’t focus or find that inspiration and motivation I was once full of. I’ve been blogging for 3 1/2 years now, and it that time, this little space of mine has commanded a huge chunk of my brain power. What started out as a hobby soon became my life. I spent every waking minute thinking about two things: My family, and my blog. And honestly, it started to get a bit too much. […]

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Life

Crying Over Gilmore Girls #LittleLoves

Wow, this is my first post in June. I can’t believe I’m saying that, can you bloody believe it’s June? Cray! We’ve had a good week this week, with lots of things going on. It hasn’t been half term for us, as the schools here break up for summer in four weeks. I’ve been watching social media with some mild envy as everyone seems to be away somewhere nice. Anyway, enough of my jealousy, on to what we’ve been loving this week. Read This week I finally finished reading The Help. I started reading it in March, so it’s taken me a […]

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