Short stories for mums – The Hotel Room

I haven’t really set any new years resolutions but one thing I want to do more of is write. That goes for writing posts for this blog more regularly, pitching pieces to other websites and…

Miscarriage anxiety – the first trimester

*This is a post I wrote when I was 8 weeks pregnant* I have heard people say some pretty amazing things to me in my life so far. ‘I am in love with you’ ,…

New house new baby strikes again – baby number 3 due July 2019

Way back when in September 2015 Oli, Leo and I moved from Swansea to Southampton. 5 months later, in February 2016, I discovered I was pregnant for the second time. Fast forward to May 2018,…

What it is really like being a mum with anxiety – stories from real mums

It has been over two years now since I first experienced severe anxiety. Every day I was scared, my heart would start pounding for no reason, I would feel like I was going to faint…

5 things to tell yourself every day to be a happier mum in 2019

A new year has landed and I’ve got that fresh start and new beginnings feeling going on, are you feeling it too? I am not making any new years resolutions or setting any blog goals…

Tired mama? Follow these tips for a great night’s sleep

*sponsored guest content* Who’s tired? I’m sure every single one of you reading this just nodded your head whilst simultaneously yawning and rubbing your sleepy eyes. There is no job more exhausting than being a…

5 ways to treat yourself this Christmas – you deserve it!

*collaborative post* It’s December, the festive season is now in full swing and if you’re not getting bombarded with Christmas joy when you’re out at the shops, it’s sparkling and twinkling all over our phones…

You’re not a bad mum if you don’t have mum friends

I suck at making Mum friends. There, I’ve said it. I have friends, I have friends that are also mums but the whole going to a baby group or chatting at the school gates and…

The terrible twos – a phrase I won’t be using as a second time mum

At the end of October Alex turned two. My baby isn’t a baby anymore. I can remember when Leo turned two and in my head I had fully accepted that the following twelve months were…

Wooden book storage carts for toddlers

*collaborative post* My boys love books, they take after me in the fact that they are both little book worms. I adore how much they love reading and story time but it does mean our…

Autumn fashion for Mamas with J D Williams

*collaborative post* Brr, it’s starting to get cold out there now, isn’t it? I have well and truly declared the flip flops out of action and can often be found cursing myself these days for…

How to save money in the lead up to Christmas

*advertorial content* As it’s November, we can now start talking about Christmas with no judgement, right? Who’s freaking out? I am! This morning we just  paid hundreds of pounds worth of bills and they couldn’t…

The catch 22 of ‘me time’ when you are a parent

As I draft this post I am sitting in a bath with white fluffy bubbles up to my ears and a revitalising peel off mask painted over my face. I have a scented candle burning,…

Pumpkin picking in Swansea – Penyfodau Fawr Farm pick your own fields

Yay, it’s October! Well, the end of October to be precise. I love this time of year, crunchy leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, chunky knits and the sun sits low in the sky making everything just…

Everything I have learnt from a month off Instagram – has my mental health improved?

About a month ago I decided to stop using Instagram. There was a combination of different reasons why I decided the social media app was no longer for me, the biggest one was the impact…