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Age 31: Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser

July 28, 2016
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I turned 31 on Monday. And for the first time in forever, I actually approached the event feeling excited about the fact I was getting that little bit older. I almost felt – can you believe it? – wiser. Because birthdays are a bit of a pain, aren’t they? Nobody really wants to age, as somewhat morbidly, it means you’re moving away from the irresponsibility, innocence and fun of youth and slowly towards your own inevitable wrinkly demise that will ultiumately result…

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Losing Your Spark (Then Finding It Again)

April 14, 2016
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This winter was a bit strange for me. I felt metaphorically stuck. Bogged down, heavy, tired. I was lacking drive and confidence at work, my get up and go had left the building: when you’re a mum you usually have LOTS of get up and go. It was in all aspects of my life – my clothes always looked crap, work felt rubbish, I was dropping balls all over the place, couldn’t be arsed for the gym and my usual…

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Kim Kardashian, The Naked Selfie and Me

March 21, 2016
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Kim Kardashian and I don’t have much in common. We’re both mothers of two, but that’s where the similarities end. She’s married to the self-proclaimed ‘biggest rockstar in the world’ (gross), I was divorced at 26. She lives in LA, I’m in the slightly less exotic Milton Keynes. Only slightly, mind. Yet I kind of identified with her naked selfie recently, the one that caused huge ripples of disgust and rage across the internet. It made me look at myself…

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Dear Self: Start Living The Dream.

August 1, 2015
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It’s 2am as I write this, which means you can make the safe assumption that Jet Lag is still making me her bitch. Recent Google searches this past 24 hours have included; ‘can jet lag kill you?’ ‘jet lag feel terrible’ ‘how to make jet lag go away’. It hasn’t helped. The thing about jet lag is that I’ve had stacks of time to think (and play on Tinder, but that’s another story). What I haven’t had stacks of time…

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You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

July 29, 2015
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  The last time I took a picture like this it was a very different situation. I was 27 and off to visit my best friend in New York because my marriage had ended. Just like here I snapped my suitcase and handbag on my bed all ready for me to drive down to Heathrow, full of excitement, trepidation and shoes. I didn’t write much about what was going on then because really… what do you say? I didn’t quite…

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Blogging Is Weird (But We Love It)

June 18, 2015
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The blogging world is a weird one. It’s like school. It’s a bit cliquey sometimes, we all have the groups that we seem to slot in to and if you’re a new arrival it might take you a while to fit in. Sometime there are fallings out – you say something that upsets a friend, or a friend of a friend of a friend, and things get a bit odd (which to be honest is how I have felt after…

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A Catch-Up Mind Dump. You’re Welcome.

October 12, 2014

The thing about sharing your life a couple of times a week through your computer is that if something happens and you’re unable to do it for a while it just becomes harder and harder to get back on to it. Your list of ‘things I want to tell that bunch of virtual strangers’ becomes almost insurmountable as you try to prioritise exactly which recent life event you want to broadcast first. Cos I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with baited…

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The Life And Times Of A Working Mum

August 11, 2014

6am: alarm goes off. I swear like a sailor because really this is way too early for any human to be awake. Hi, I am not a morning person, nice to meet you. 6.15am: the latest possible time I can drag myself up out of bed. Get in the shower before the kids stir which usually wakes Elfie up. Make a cup of tea while I’m heating up milk for them (obviously never have time to drink it). Wake Hux up with…

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BritMums Live 2014: The Emotional Aftermath

June 23, 2014

Blogger dining: with Katie, Becky and Charlotte. Photo by Becky. Every time Monday morning comes around I want to kick myself. I swear I could be a kick-arse lifestyle blogger if only I had the wherewithal to take my camera out on my funtime weekend jaunts, or even record half of it on my iPhone. But I always forget to record the day for prosperity – through living in the moment (my musings on mindfulness to come in a couple…

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On Sometimes Not Liking Your Children (But Obviously Still Loving The Crap Out Of Them)

March 26, 2014
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After the week I’ve had (and it’s only Wednesday! Give me strength) I have to put this out there: sometimes when we’re having a really tough week, though I love them ‘to the moon and back’, I struggle to like my children. I love them more than any amount I can put into words and this is a feeling that only mothers know: I would go to the ends of the earth to ensure their happiness, I’d walk over hot…

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Writing My Oscar’s Acceptance Speech

March 25, 2014
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Because you all know there’ll be as many selfies at The MADs (Mum and Dad Blogging Awards) than the Oscars. On Sunday night I was pootling around on the internet – erm, I mean working hard – when I saw a tweet saying the finalists for the MAD Awards were out. I clicked over to have a look and see if any of my favourite bloggers had been included in the line-up. I wasn’t really truly expecting to see myself…

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