Beating the “back to work” blues after maternity leave

*A collaborative post  There are a whole lot of emotional elephant traps out there for new mums, and whether you are a first-timer or have been through it all before, they can still trip you up. The moment when maternity leave comes to an end…

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Going from one to two // Expectations versus …

I’ve been a Mama of two beautiful boys for 11 whole weeks now and in complete honesty, it’s been a real learning curve. Falling pregnant with our little Freddie almost 12 months ago now, was an absolute dream come true and on many occasions I…

Trudging through the (new) Mum fog

It’s been six weeks (on Tuesday) since my beautiful boy Freddie was born. He has settled really well into our family and he’s just gorgeous. It’s like he’s always been with us and I couldn’t be more proud of how Olly has welcomed his baby…

18 things for 2018

Happy New Year! To kick off the new year, I wanted to document some goals that I’m going to work on throughout the year. They’re both personal and work / blog related and I always think if I write them down, they’re more permanent than…

When self-doubt strikes..

I’m having one of those evenings. I’m tired, feeling particularly grumpy after a busy week at work and I have a blog work to-do list longer than a queue for the latest big ride at Legoland but I feel unmotivated and full of self doubt.…

Frustrated and self-sabotage..

I feel I need to write this down. Staying true to what I set my blog up to capture so I make no apology for this rambling explosion. I feel like I’m setting myself up for the biggest fall and I can’t seem to find…

Our Mother’s Day Lunch at Aria, …

For Mother’s Day this year, we took my husband’s Mum and Dad to Aria in Birmingham for a Mother’s Day lunch. I had been to Aria earlier in the month for a girl’s Afternoon Tea and had the most delicious food so when I saw that…