Month: April 2018

Pom pom book mark

HobbyCrafting For The Uncrafty: Pom Pom Book Marks

The fact I have two children is often at odds with my aversion to crafting. They love an afternoon with a stack of cardboard and some PVA, go wild for poster paints and can’t get enough of Hobbycraft, so I try and suck it up just for them. But I need the simplest craft in the world – like this one! – to be able to get handy with the scissors.

Making Grown-Up friends

The Modern Rules of Making Grown-Up Friends

It’s quite recently that I’ve began to see how absolutely vital the concept of adult friendship is. But these relationships haven’t been as effortless as I always assumed they might be, they take work and endeavour: it’s one thing to realise that you bare yourself and your soul when entering into a romantic relationship, but revealing your vulnerabilities to other women feels like something else entirely.

mum with a bug

24 Hours Of A Mum With A Bug

I’ve spent the last day and a half in bed with something gross: a mum with a bug. Every time I attempt to parent while trying to nurse some kind of horrifying bug I wistfully think back to the pre-children days of illness. Back then it was always a shitter – sometimes literally – to be ill, but it was also more of a treat, too.

My new blog

My New Blog (By Alice, aged 32 and a half)

When I started writing this blog 8 years ago, spending hours ruminating on my pregnancy piles and predilection to chew on flannels, I had no idea it would become my full-time job. But times have changed and so must I – this is what’s happening next.

Fear of failure

Owning a Fear Of Failure: 3 Months In

Most of the issues I seem to have in my day-to-day life – imposter syndrome, work/life balance struggles, motivation, family guilt – come from an inherent fear of failure. I’ve been working with AXA PPP healthcare to own this!