As I have no social life after 7pm I tend to spend my evenings binge eating and reading. At the moment I'm really enjoying How the Pill Changes Everything by Dr Sarah Hill. It's full of interesting facts and she's quite funny too. She is basically saying that the pill affects all kinds of things … Continue reading What my cervix has been up to this week
If you know me then you'll know I've had a crappy couple of weeks...wedding anniversary blaaahh. So I've said this before but it's worth repeating and something I read during the shittest weeks at the start of the year was: My happiness does not depend on other people's decisions And I'm trying to live by … Continue reading Less bullshit more books
NB : This photo has almost no relevance to the article. But when I typed 'sex' into the search bar he was the only man and why not? As babies offer very low quality chat I always do a lot of reading. At the moment I'm on Come As You Are : the surprising new … Continue reading Why Fifty Shades of Grey is bullshit bullshit bullshit
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?
Do you see this dog? This dog looks like a dog who isn't allowed in a cafe. I knew that from its optimistic little face as I opened the floor, but the cafe was empty when I arrived so OF COURSE I let my new best friend take shelter from the rain with us. Unfortunately … Continue reading 11th June: Painty little feet
After a quick dash around Aldi my Dad came over to help look after Emily which meant I got to do some flat pack furniture. I bought Emily this bookcase for her board books for £16.99 from Aldi She delighted in taking all of the books out over and over and throwing them around the … Continue reading 5th June: DIY Davey
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?
Note that I put 'a little', if you read a few posts you'll find I'm not overly qualified for feeling 'a lot' better...but here are my two cents anyway: Put your phone down ...not this second. Read my blog first please. Then put the phone down. For lots of reasons you should put your phone … Continue reading How to feel a little bit better when you’re feeling really shit
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
My name is Sophie and I have a charity shopping problem. But I find so many good BARGAINS I'm going to try and show them off before I put them away so here is my selection from Selby (plus a couple of bits from Harrogate) Top row: Boden dress left (midi) £20 and above the … Continue reading Charity Shop Addict
I think Frank has a love hate relationship with Emily where he thinks she is interesting and loves the offcasts from weaning but also resents her space on the sofa and attention she takes. I often find myself squashed on both sides from them. My husband will soon be taking Frank to live with him, … Continue reading 1st April: A standard Monday
I woke up determined not to wallow in self pity in what could potentially be a thoroughly shitty day.