The Need for Minimalism: Confession of a Hoarding Mom

I’m keeping it short and sweet today because I’m on a mission… in a couple weeks I have a bunch of friends and family coming to stay, and I’ve just realized the house needs turning upside down. I am unable to stop myself walking into every room of the house …

The Physics of the Daily Grind: Self Help Books and Chaos Theory

Last week, I was sent a book called ‘Women, Motherhood & Independence‘. Anyone that’s read my post ‘Why I Don’t Do Parenting Books‘ can imagine that self-help books have never really been my bag.  I don’t get much time to read, and to be honest when I do, I’d rather read a …

Cabin Fever: 5 Ways to Combat a Case of the Crazies

Last week brought with it the onset of cabin fever, and Thursday evening went a bit like this: “When was the last time I left the house?” I started to tremble as the thought rushed through my mind. “I’ve dropped and picked up Elsie from school, does that count?” “I’m pretty …

What’s Hot and Not for 2017? New Year Resolutions

It’s 2017 people, and that means its time for optimism and planning. This year will be better than last year… it’s important to believe it, even if you’re proved wrong by the end of the month. So, what’s about to change for 2017? When coming up with New Year resolutions, you can …

To gym or not to gym?

You know once you go you’ll be guilt free, taking  joy in that all over ache while tucking into a well earned piece of chocolate cake. If you don’t go you’ll torture yourself about it all day, not only because you dream of a washboard stomach and buns of steel, …