A Morning Routine for Real Mums (and Sometimes Dads)

Looking at the image above I'm almost flinching in the knowledge that it will be at least a decade till I'll read a newspaper with a coffee in my hand without being interrupted by one of my three kids asking for something (FFS!). Though I humbly and deeply appreciate it's a huge blessing to be … Continue reading A Morning Routine for Real Mums (and Sometimes Dads)

Remembering the Woman Within the Mum (Letting the Wildness Return)

I'm writing to you from the comfort of our cosy living room, just after the kids have all gone to bed. It's properly cold outside as winter's death throes remind us that spring is coming, but certainly not here yet. The flu is slowly passing after weeks of intense sickness: chest-tickling, night-interrupting, energy-sapping bastard that … Continue reading Remembering the Woman Within the Mum (Letting the Wildness Return)

Just Remember to Breathe

I'm going to tell you the truth, again. We mums are only winging-it most of the time, and it's an absolute bloody rollercoaster. There are however some very simple ways to bring in a bit more joy and help minimise the relentless grind of daily family life. Yesterday morning, I awoke to the sound of … Continue reading Just Remember to Breathe

Success 2.0,  A Life-Friendly Version

As a topic, success can quickly become fertile ground for clichés and rote answers. There just isn’t one type of success that everyone subscribes to.  So much so, that there is even a campaign rallying to get a major dictionary to change their definition of the word. Traditionally notions of success have been linked closely … Continue reading Success 2.0,  A Life-Friendly Version