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The Science Museum
Memories Wellbeing

Checking In – April 2019

  Wow it’s been a while. The last time I wrote a blog post and publicised it was 7 months ago. Andy has been gone for 10 months now. I’ve been updating the blog over the last couple of weeks. Getting a few posts…

7th April 2019
New Year 2019 Watergate Bay
Adventures Memories Wellbeing

A New Year Escape

  New Year. I had to get away. I always find the lull after Christmas Day a bit claustrophobic. Too much time spent indoors under artificial light. Or brief trips to the local playground until we get too cold or it starts getting dark.…

7th April 2019
Beautiful tree with red leaves in Regent's Park
Memories Wellbeing

Autumn Blues

  After September, I guess I didn’t have any big distractions any more. The fogginess of the early days was lifting and I was more able to take in what was happening. Daytimes were mostly filled with the routines of caring for small children…

21st March 2019
Plate of blueberry pancakes with 1 blue candle
Memories Wellbeing

September Birthday Celebrations

  I am finally getting round to publishing some long overdue blog post drafts, here is the first one, going back 6 months ago to late summer / early autumn… If June into July was a time of shock and July into August was…

13th March 2019
Memories Wellbeing

9 Weeks

  9 weeks gone. 2 months and 2 days. The months that have a 31st in them have new meaning now. As another Thursday rolls round I can add another number to the weeks he’s not been here. Coincidently, I’ve counted Thursdays before. Both…

2nd August 2018
Goal Setting and Intentions for 2018
Adventures Wellbeing

Goal Setting and Intentions for 2018

Thoughts on Goal Setting I’m guessing – now it’s February – you’ve thought about your plans / goals / intentions for the coming year. Of course, you can set those at any time not just at the beginning of the calendar year. In fact,…

20th February 2018
Industrial Style Grey Small Bathroom
Lifestyle Wellbeing

Being Kind To Yourself in January

  How’s your January shaping up? I’m pretty thankful January is nearly over as we are starting to feel a bit like wading through treacle here. The kids never really got over their pre-Christmas tiredness and often refuse to get up because “it’s the middle…

22nd January 2018
Staying Happy At Christmas
Lifestyle Wellbeing

Staying Happy In The Run Up To Christmas

  Well, hello, it has been a while! It’s so hard to get back into blogging after taking a break but I’m jumping in here with a post about festive overwhelm. It may be the most wonderful time of the year but it often…

14th December 2017
When daddy dresses up as Father Christmas and your toddler has no idea it's him!
Lifestyle Wellbeing

10 Ways To Make Christmas With Babies or Toddlers Easier!

  Expectations – Keep plans and expectations low key and just go with the flow. Just because it’s your baby’s first (second or third!) Christmas, doesn’t mean it will necessary be magical (i.e. more sleep filled and less demanding than usual!). Decorations – if your…

11th December 2014
decorating the Christmas tree
Lifestyle Wellbeing

10 Signs You’re A Parent At Christmas

  1. In the past the Christmas season would be kicked off with a Christmas party held – FAR TOO EARLY – in the first week of December. You would begrudgingly attend the event though by the end of it (and several glasses of mulled…

4th December 2014