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…

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…

Am I less of a mother because I had a c-section?

So I don’t know about you but I didn’t really have a strict birth plan. I mean I did, I wanted a natural birth, although I was scared stiff with anticipation, and I knew I wanted an epidural if the pain that everyone spoke about got too much, though I’d rather just the gas and…

Family Sundays

I know life can be hectic: with kids, washing, laundry, sleep (lack of it!), uniforms, work, trying to run a business, self care…. just having a good bath and washing your hair can seem like a chore, that’s besides everything else! Gee wiz, I’m exhausted listening to myself! Then, making quality time as a family…

Do you believe in International Women’s Day?

By being a woman alone, you are making a difference.  You see, I’m not a feminist, I support both men and women and I think we all do an incredible job.  I am not trying to prove anything to any man except to prove to myself alone, firstly, that I can do and be anything I…

You have permission to rest.

I saw this quote and it really resonated with me: ‘You are not responsible for everything  that is broke’  This used to be me.  ‘You do not have to try to make everyone happy.’  This IS me.   ‘For now, take time for you.’  This is GOING to be me.  ‘It’s time to replenish.’  This Is GOING…

Shhhhh…Top secret client alert!

Exciting news for a top secret client  I am so thrilled to say that this week I have secured two engagements for team building singing workshops for women in business. One is a VERY high profile team that I am sworn to secrecy with at this stage. Delighted is an understatement.  I have a real passion…

Who is your Valentine? Your partner or your children?

 It’s crazy the love you have for a child.  When I was pregnant with my first child, so many people told me about the overwhelming love I would feel as soon as I delivered my baby.   The truth is, I didn’t really!  It kind of grew.  I think a dramatic emergency C -Section, followed by two…

Do you have ‘ME’ time?

No-one else, no kids, partner, family, phone, TV, JUST YOU?! It dawned upon me recently that I have very little, if not until lately, zero me time. When I say me, there’s the odd hour I can catch a bit of catch up TV or a quick coffee/glass of the old Vino when the kids…

What kind of Mum are you?

This week I was thinking about what type of mum I am. If we sit for a second and literally think about little children’s eyes looking at us everyday, what kind of mother do you think they are seeing? It’s hard just going about doing our day to day stuff and surviving until bedtime,  that we…