Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

Why are we putting so much pressure on ourselves?

I’m freshly jobless and have been in a somewhat pensive mood over the last few days. In a strange way, having more free time has made me reflect more on the way we use our time and the sheer amount of pressure us mums (and dads) put on ourselves. Modern life is stressful and anxiety and depression are prevalent in our society. A day doesn’t go by without me hearing someone say how stressed they feel. What would happen if we looked at things a little differently, I wonder? View Post

This Time This Year

This Time This Year

Recently, I remembered that I wrote a post called ‘This Time Next Year’ about a year ago. I thought it would be interesting to look back over it, see what my questions were to myself and answer them! I’d also set myself some goals, but have I achieved them? View Post

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

A husband’s view of paternity leave and returning to work

Going back a couple of generations, looking after the home and children was very much thought of as “women’s work”. However, with the rise of stay-at-home dads and dads seeming to be more hands-on in general, I wondered what my husband’s thoughts were. He’s wonderfully hands on with Autumn and has expressed in the past that he is worried about missing her doing different things like crawling and walking for the first time. I thought I’d do a little interview with him about his thoughts on paternity leave and working, leaving his baby at home. View Post

What’s in my handbag?

What’s in my handbag?

Before I really started blogging I saw blog posts like this and always found them fun to read. After all, us humans are quite nosy by nature. I think every woman has some essential things that she always keeps in her handbag! Here is a list of 12 things that I always tend to have in my handbag:

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10 things I love about my car

10 things I love about my car

My car isn’t a Lamborghini, it isn’t my dream Land Rover Defender 110, or a beautiful classic Mini with sparkling chrome. I’m not sure whether it would be anyone’s dream car, in fact, and it isn’t perfect. It has a few little dents scattered here and there and I need to touch up some of the paintwork. However, I am very fond of my little Toyota Yaris.  View Post