What’s in your self-care toolkit?

Self care is a buzz word that is used a lot. Let’s get clear on what it actually means. Taken from the Oxford English Dictionary, self-care is defined as: 1. The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. 1.1.The practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being andContinue reading “What’s in your self-care toolkit?”

Lessons learned as we emerge from lockdown; June 2020

What a life-changing three months we are emerging from. No-one could have predicted what 2020 would bring; the global pandemic of our century. We were essentially housebound for almost three months, banned from seeing loved ones, colleagues and friends in person. Places we had come to take for granted such as bars, restaurants, leisure facilities,Continue reading “Lessons learned as we emerge from lockdown; June 2020”

Beauty of the simple life

After yet another difficult morning at home with the children during lockdown, I took our usual canal walk loop with my two year old daughter. I was a little hurt as my son didn’t want us to go on a family walk, we’ve been splitting our walks on weekdays; my Husband takes my son outContinue reading “Beauty of the simple life”

Nourish Northern Mamas; find your tribe, feed your soul

Imagine finding a group of like-minded women who get together, meet up and chat, share, colour, create, relax and eat cake? Welcome to Nourish Northern Mamas! Founded and hosted by the lovely Kimmy, her monthly bullet-journaling power hour sessions have become my self-care staple. For busy Mums such as ourselves, these sessions are a welcomeContinue reading “Nourish Northern Mamas; find your tribe, feed your soul”

Birth story – my first baby

*Trigger warning – I talk about my traumatic birth experiences* I had a wonderful pregnancy; very little morning sickness and I didn’t put much extra weight on. The only thing I struggled with was pelvic pains towards the end as my bump was so huge and swollen feet and ankles (or cankles!). People commented onContinue reading “Birth story – my first baby”