It’s Mental Health Awareness Week

A topic I find so frowned upon by many people, yet not verbalised in that way; more just a feeling and emotion or a thought. A thought that you know people are thinking that of other people described to have mental health issues.  I have spoken about this before, having a close member of the…

Where would be without our kids?

‘Where would I be without my kids?’ asks every mother, I’m sure. All I know, is that they gave me a sense of purpose; a sense of purpose personally and professionally. Professionally, they have given me a ‘why’; a why I do what I do for them, instead of just for me plodding along with…

Maternal Mental Health

This is a topic I know very little about, as a mother who hasn’t had it. Though, as a sister of a mother who has, I know a little.  All I can say is that our two lives during and after pregnancy couldn’t be more opposite.  I had a great pregnancy with both of my…

It’s Europe day

Where is the best place to be in Europe, which is the best city? Let’s face it, we live in an incredible world with amazing countries and cities and everyone’s favourite is down to personal opinion. I don’t particularly love travelling, though my Cancer star sign tells you otherwise. I am not a big fan…

International Day of the Midwife

Oh my goodness, what what was your experience like with your midwife? Can you remember? Both times, I had great midwives and I hear lots of stories of people who didn’t.  I do not know what I would do if that was me.  I’m really laid back and love people. I know that I’m very good…

The Greater Manchester Mayor’s ‘Meet your future’ campaign

On Wednesday, I attended the Greater Manchester Mayor’s ‘ Meet your future’ campaign in my role as ambassador for Greater Manchester Team High Sheriff. I have to say Mayor Andy Barnham was FANTASTIC. He was such a warm, grounded, down to earth gentleman, with heaps of passion for the young people of Manchester. He, alongside…

I was born…

In Aug 2015, aged 40, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I went into hospital as Anita and I came out another person. When he was born, I WAS BORN.  Another version of me was born, one I didn’t know and one who hadn’t lived before. You see, I was a first time mum…

We have been up and down recently…

In 2014, I met the love of my life. He wasn’t my type and I wasn’t his. Between the jigs and the reels, we fell madly in love with each other and off we went on a whirlwind romance. We had the best 6 months together, before we fell pregnant with our first. During the…

Mums in Business ROCK!

A fortnight ago I had the absolute pleasure of singing for The Mums in Business Association Awards 2019. These awards are held annually, where all Mothers come together to celebrate their wins of running a business and holding down a family too. Whilst we all know a woman’s work is never done, it’s great to be…

It’s National Siblings Day!

Ok, so I’m one of 3: I’m the eldest, then my mother had 4 miscarriages, then my brother 6 years younger, then another 4 miscarriages and then my sister 9 years younger. We’re a really close family and I love that about us. My mother wanted a big family, she wanted more than 3, as…