Whether it's in the evening after the kids have gone to bed, while they are at grannies, or simply having a nap, alone time is a rare but precious commodity. We all love our children but we all deserve….fuck that…NEEEEED some time to ourselves to be the best we can be for our kids. I used to feel guilty when I looked forward to my alone time but I have come to learn that it is best for everyone in my home that Mummy gets to watch GOT with a glass of wine.
For Christopher’s first birthday we decided to keep it relatively small, with just family and a few close friends at home. Initially we were just going to do tea and cake, but by the time it came around it was full blown party with a bouncy castle and full spread of food!! Our families are … Continue reading My Son’s 1st Birthday Party Decor
The most stressed I ever felt as a mum was in the morning before a day at work. The first couple of back were a shit storm to be honest. Everything was a rush, I was late at least half the time and I was returning to house of horrors in the evening. So, I took a deep breath, read some blogs on being an organised mummy and decided to get my shit together. Below is a breakdown of my typical morning routine to get us all up and out the house on a working day.
The statistics show that in our current age, most women return to work after having a baby and regardless of whether it be after 3 months or 4 years it is inevitably met with apprehension, guilt, fear and stress! Unfortunately for us working mums, returning to work has become so ‘normal’, that the enormity of the whole process has slowly been lost on everyone and we are expected to simply ‘get on with it’ without any support or understanding.
Dear Diary, It was our anniversary this week and it nearly went forgotten because Baby C is going to be one in 4 days!! Everyone did warn me, but I am genuinely shocked with how quickly this year has gone, and I am having many mixed feelings about it all.
It is also important to remember that what is ‘ordinary’ for us (warm bed, hot showers, plenty of food) is also a luxury for many and should never be dismissed.
Are you considering having your very own Friend with Benefits (FWB)? Planning on entering into a ‘no strings casual sex’ type arrangement with the fit PT from your gym? Before you do, take a minute to consider two things. Firstly, are you the type of person who can successfully navigate this potentially tricky relationship? Secondly, do you know what needs to be done to ensure it goes smoothly, without anyone getting hurt?
"Does anyone want to stay single forever? What is the reason?" Asked on Quora Answer by Ella Louise: I have never come across someone who actually wants to stay single forever so I can’t answer for certain, but I imagine there are a good few people in this world who choose to stay single their … Continue reading Quora Question: Does anyone want to stay single forever? What is the reason?
I don’t know when this happened, but all of a sudden it seems to be a social norm for groups of friends to sit on their phones together! No conversation, no interaction.Just silence and 'scrolling'.
"I'm not happy in my marriage. Should I stay or go?" Quora Question Answered by Ella Louise: Without much to go on, I would not want to give you direct answer to stay or go. Marriage is not something that should be walked away from ‘easily’, it does take serious work at times and there … Continue reading Quora Question: I’m not happy in my marriage. Should I stay or go?