Life

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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The Anxiety Diaries – Mummy Wales

Hello everyone, welcome back to The Anxiety Diaries guest post series. Today I would like to welcome Nicola from Mummy Wales to the blog. Nicola is a Welsh mummy of two living in the South East of England, blogging about her family life. Today she is sharing her story about her anxiety in social situations, something which I struggle with too. I’m not shy. Nevertheless, throw me into a crowded room alone, or ask me to give a speech in front of a hundred people and, guaranteed, my cheeks will turn red quicker than you can ask ‘what’s wrong with your […]

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Family Life

Caitlin, Today You Are Seven

Caitlin, my sweet little girl, today you are seven. And just like last year, and all of the other birthdays you’ve had, I’m wondering how time could have moved so fast. I say this every birthday, but how can it be that seven years have passed since I first laid my eyes on you? Today for you’r birthday we kept things low key. I’m too anxious to be holding big parties at the moment, although you don’t quite understand that yet. Just because we kept things low key, it doesn’t mean we haven’t had fun. You took a cake in to […]

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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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Life

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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