I should have written this post in September, when the twins turn six, as that has a much catchier blog post title – but with Mother’s Day looming (i.e. it’s this Sunday) I thought I’d use that chance to reflect on Motherhood, for me, so far. Most of the time (99.9%), like most Mums, I just ‘get on’ with being a Mama within my busy…

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Since I turned 39 on Christmas Eve (what a cruel day to have a birthday, thanks Mum!) I have been in full-on reflection mode on the last decade of my life. Because, for me, my thirties was a tale of two halves — terribly tough, and yet also pretty incredible too. When I turned 30 I had a big meltdown (ever the drama queen) and…

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Something rather big is happening in my life in just a matter of a few weeks time. Something pretty nerve-wracking, daunting, emotional…and yet extremely exciting too. In the first week of September 2017 my beautiful twins Harry & Lottie will be starting school – full-time – heading into reception class for their first primary school year. Part of me wants to hide under my duvet…

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I’ve just had a phone-call from a potential client about taking on some more freelance blogging work. My initial reaction: “Yippeee things are going SO well”. My next reaction: “How am I going to fit this in to the already packed hours that I work?”. Gulp. I started this blog 2 years ago as a release from the ‘strains’ of early Motherhood. As well as to…

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When I became a Mummy over 3 years ago, I didn’t realise just how tough a job it is. Sure it is rewarding and amazing, but it is also one that’s never-ending. There is so much to think about and do – every day. Especially throw in the matter of working too. It is therefore important for me to take conscious breaks, or I often feel as though…

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Motherhood guilt starts pretty much as soon as you pee on a stick and that line turns blue. Even before that little person (or two in my case) enters your life. The thoughts begin…”I shouldn’t have had that glass of wine yesterday“, and “I hope I didn’t overdo it at the gym“. As magical as pregnancy is, it also made me feel vulnerable, scared, worried…

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I’ve always been one of those women. Highly organised, a bit bossy, likes a tidy house, makes decisions on behalf of their husband, likes a full fridge, chief at arranging the social appointments…and yet all done with perfectly manicured nails. A bit of a control-freak-come-perfectionist you might say.

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Since becoming a Mum of twins, there were some things I knew would come with the job. Unconditional love, tiredness. But here are some of the things so far on this journey of Motherhood that has really surprised me…

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