I like to think I'm not too much of a sheep. People who agree with whatever you say are a bit annoying. I've known a couple of people like that and sometimes I would find it amusing to say one thing and let them agree and then say the opposite to let them agree. Maybe … Continue reading All the single ladies (put your hands up)
So Rita told me it would be good to wait at least nine months until I start dating again. This is very sensible. If you aren't fully happy being single you may end up with someone who isn't right for you just to avoid being alone, which is obviously not ideal. Not to mention the … Continue reading Bumbler
I know I've been absent for a while, and the main thing my huge fan base has been wondering is how my next period went, was my search for the perfect menstrual cup fruitful? I'll say now this article may be way too TMI for some readers. It's all vag and blood so skip on … Continue reading Cups of blood
Bit of a lazy post, 90% copied from a book. I'm reading I'm absolutely fine: A Manual for imperfect women pretty much because Claudia Winkleman said it was brilliant and I like her. I'm not even through the free sample yet but I'm feeling generally a bit mental at the moment and it's always fun … Continue reading Pure, spiky vulnerability. Or…are you basically three today?
I thought this would be a fun distraction to stop me drifting into a shitty mood. It's always good to have little challenges to look forward to and I think it is good to stop and think about what you want or would enjoy, especially at the end of a relationship when you can get … Continue reading 40 before 40 challenge
Oh yes. Quite a boring one for the majority of people...skip it if you don't have any interest in what I eat. I however am a little bored this afternoon so I'm doing it... Breakfast: Cream cheese bagels, blueberries Double decaf espresso topped up with a little milk And then another of the above as … Continue reading What I ate today
My therapist actually said it can be a good idea to draw up a wishlist of what you want in a man before you start dating. I think the idea is that once you start dating you can get swept up in the fun / romance / lust and waste your time and emotions on … Continue reading My Perfect Man
We have had a few shoots with Austhorpe Photography from a pregnancy shoot to a Halloween shoot and a Mummy and Me shoot (which is my header on the home page). Emily has generally LOVED being the centre of attention and smiled like a little angel. So Claire at Austhorpe Photography in Garforth asked if … Continue reading My oh my this baby is beautiful. Thanks Austhorpe Photography
Fucking hell it hurts. You may have seen this coming, or you might not. Either way I bet it hit you like a ton of bricks. The realisation that the person you thought would be with you for the rest of your life is going. That you aren't the most important person to them anymore, … Continue reading To the woman whose husband just left
Here are a few books that I've enjoyed since finding out that 'till death do us part' actually meant 2.5 years and a baby. I'm not bitter, I'm not bitter at all. (I've actually read way way more as I'm constantly reading but not constantly reading about divorce, do message me if you like a … Continue reading Books for a divorcing single mum
I know this is SUPER famous but I'm reading a book that referenced it and I just remembered what absolute literary gold this passage is so I have to share it on the off chance that someone hasn't read it before (because of course it is brilliant). And if you don't like it then GO … Continue reading The Cool Girl Monologue
NB : The photo has nothing to do with the article. I searched 'Mental Health' in the WordPress gallery and this inexplicably came up and I liked it. One of my close friends is like a self help / psychology / counselling book expert now. She mentioned the theory of attachment styles to me and … Continue reading What kind of ‘Attached’ are you?
A little story about my pregnancy photoshoot, and how it felt less glamorous than it looked. Click the title for more.
Twenty six hot cross buns were purchased in the name of this study, not one bun was wasted in the making of this. The research project was thorough.
(...click on the title to find out who the champion was)
I think the majority of women can relate to this one. Click on the title for some borderline angry man ranting and even hyperlinks to Harpers Bazaar and The Guardian as I got very techy on this one.
I am trying to avoid all the standard recommendations (sleepyheads, swaddling, white noise machine etc) as Emily saw right through all of them. Instead here is my list, it is quite specific to me and Emily and probably not that practical but I think they're all good tips! Snuzpod v Snackpod Emily was NOT sold … Continue reading Alternative Mum survival tips
I don't know if you've ever had one of those moments where you feel like your whole world has just come crashing down? Where you kind of knew this moment was coming but the hideousness of the reality of the situation wipes you off your feet. It takes everything you've got away from you. Your … Continue reading Thank God for good women
*ranty, sweary, negative, stereotyping and hastily written post* Now just to start this by saying it isn't a thinly veiled way of slagging off my husband. We are getting on relatively well at the moment and having spoken to some other women I am feeling (comparitevly) lucky. He was never abusive, didn't have an affair, … Continue reading Men-children everywhere
I feel like there are set times in your life when it is easiest (and most important) to get a really good friendship group which is normally school, uni, babies and if you're lucky work. When I was pregnant I really felt the pressure to make Mum friends, everyone seems to act like NCT is … Continue reading Find Your Tribe: a Daisy Appreciation Post
I'm aware what 'Netflix and Chill' means but I think it is a silly meaning. I'm talking literal Netflix and chill, preferably with a box of Maltesers and baby asleep. Here are my top tips for cheer you up distraction TV for divorcing singe mamas: Gilmore Girls. I bloody love this guilty pleasure, I remember … Continue reading Netflix and Chill (your way through divorce)
Today we went for our third Gingerbread meet up, there were a few single mums and their little ones. I really enjoy the Gingerbread meetings, I love my group of Mum friends from my antenatal group but they are all happily married to dedicated fathers and although they offer sympathy / anger as appropriate it … Continue reading Gingerbread and single mum friends