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Beating the January Blues

  As much as we would like to ignore it, the holidays are over. The decorations and trees are packed away for another year, and the long winter nights seem gloomy without the spark of twinkle lights and general festivity in the streets. With cold temperatures and the lack of sunlight to keep us awake, it is vital to come up with indoor activities to keep us thriving during the dark winter nights, which entice us to hibernate. I’ve taken the guesswork out of indoor winter activities to keep you and your family thriving throughout January – read on if […]

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Anxiety & Mental Health, Life

Practicing Self Care in 2017

Practicing self care is very important for both your mind and your body. I think this is something we all know. Why is it then, that we often forget to make time for ourselves? Parents especially, myself included, often say we are ‘too busy’ to make time for ourselves. Too busy for self care. I’ve been guilty of that over the last 8 years that I’ve been a parent, but this year I want to make a change. And if you are reading this and nodding your head, then perhaps it’s time you made a change too. It really is […]

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Some Time Alone – The Ordinary Moments

After a lovely Christmas and New year break, normal service has officially resumed this week. I went back to work on Monday, and the kids started back to school on Wednesday. Back to routine, washing uniforms and early starts, back to normality.  I enjoyed the festive break, but I’m enjoying actually knowing what day of the week it is. The kids being back to school means I have a bit more time alone. Now I certainly don’t spend the holidays wishing the kids were still at school. In fact, I quite miss them when they aren’t here. But, having that […]

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My Monthly Bucket listMAY 2016-3
Family Life, Life

My Monthly Bucket List – June 2016

JUNE ALREADY?!?? I was going to make a joke about how it was only Christmas a few weeks ago, but I said that last month. I’m sure if I hadn’t have mentioned it, no one would have known. In fact, I could probably start each of my monthly bucket list posts with that sentence and get away with it. ANYWAY, I’m here to update you on my May bucket list, and tell you what I have planned for the month ahead. May Update Take the kids to a cafe – Done! Yes, we went out to a cafe together for […]

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My Monthly Bucket listMAY 2016-2
Life, Personal

Good Riddance, May.

So another month is almost over. I have to admit, May hasn’t been my best month, and in a way I’m glad to see the back of it. No, this really hasn’t been my month. In fact, I should say our month, because things haven’t been going too smoothly for my husband either. Usually, I’m not one to wish the days and months away, but I’m making an exception. June can’t come quick enough. I really haven’t been feeling myself over the last few weeks. I’ve had a strange feeling hanging over me, something I couldn’t quite put my finger […]

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