Keep Writing, Keep Sharing. 

There are so many people trying to make a name for themselves as writers, big time bloggers, or aiming for a book deal. It can so often feel like you’re shouting into the wind. Tweeting your links to no one. But don’t stop. When you check your readership and find only one person reading, and you get disheartened. Don’t stop. That one person has come to your page to see what you’re saying. They’ve googled and found your piece. Your words may have landed in someone’s lap when they most needed it. It could be your post about cleaning cupboards, it could be about a new lipstick colour, it could…

Can I Just be a Parent Without a Pigeonhole, Please?

For the last few years there has been a dramatic rise in parent labelling. Like we don’t have a fuckload of enough to deal with already. The Ten Parents You’ll Meet at Playgroups The 5 Top Mummy Types The 10 Dads You’ll Meet at Kids Parties The 12 Parents You’ll Meet in Hell You know the type of article right? I don’t hate them, I often read them and find myself wondering who the fuck I am. WHERE DO I FIT? In this pigeonholing hellfire of parenting, then suddenly I realised. I do what I want. *Sharpe inhale* – I mean that I am sick of parenting categories, I am…

The Sweet Art of Doing Fuck All

So it turns out I have been accidentally doing some Hygge business for years, only I’ve just been referring to it as ‘I’m doing fuck all’ or ‘I’m being a lazy bastard today’. What does this involve? Well, for me it’s been very simple to fully embrace the heart of Hygge. It’s supposed to be doing whatever it is that makes you feel comfort, y’know, warm and fuzzy. Cosy. Being slow, having some blankets and stuff, being purposeful. It’s about feeding your spirit… or something like that. I’ve recently read it’s like turning your life into an art form. But, how have I been so good at Hygge without these…

Win a Barbie Video Game Hero Bundle!

Win a Barbie Video Game Hero Bundle! Get ready to power up in the all-new movie Barbie™ Video Game Hero, released on DVD and Digital Download on 13th February 2017. When Barbie™ magically gets pulled into her favourite video game, she transforms into a roller-skating character ready to win the race – and save the world! As Barbie and friends  Cutie, the lovable cloud-shaped character, and Bella, the roller-skating princess travel and transform in each game level, Barbie must rely on her amazing gaming skills and out-of-the box thinking to save her team and beat the game! To celebrate the release, we are offering one lucky reader the chance to…

My Vagina Ate a Speculum

My last smear test was inconclusive. Between then and now I haven’t worried about it all that much. I had another one today. When I entered the room (room 4 if you need details) there was a very Lovely Nurse waiting to peep up my baby pipe. She was nice, we chatted a bit about my last smear, and inconclusive more often than not is not having enough cells to get a result. You see, they aren’t looking for cancer during a cervical screening, which is what most people still think, they’re just checking the health of the cells of the cervix. Lisa AKA Lovely Nurse went on to also…

How To Find Out How Much You’ve Paid in PayPal Fees

If like me, you haven’t been keeping a tally as you’ve been earning through the year it can be a nightmare to find a simple total. I spent ages going through my PayPal account trying to find it. It just wasn’t there. So this is a very short post, on How To Find Out How Much You’ve Paid in PayPal Fees. Eventually, with no luck I started hunting through the forums and eventually, found this link: https://www.paypal.com/businessexp/transactions Super simple, click the link above, hit ‘charts & graphs’-  and you can pick the dates you need to find the fees for, and the total for that time period. Hope that helps!

10 Reasons Why I’m Totally #RockingMotherhood

Firstly, thanks for the tag Amy at The Smallest of Things loved reading her ten points, so check that out if you need ideas for your reasons! Okay so I feel like, I do rock motherhood, I totally boss it – not everyday but I am a confident badass mother (really). I found this a bit of a challenge though, looking at the reasons and trying to sift through the fluff… So here goes! As a mother of all girls, I talk to them about everything. We use straight up terms – vagina, breasts, periods… You get the idea, right? I don’t want them to spend years being afraid of their…

In The Mix Linky

I love blogging, but sometimes I find that what I have written might not fit any linkies or even on my own blog. So for In The Mix, anything goes. Feel free to add as many posts as you like, share it, take the badge (or not) – it’s up to you. My In The Mix share this week is this photo – I don’t know about you but this time of year always gets me thinking about some of the ‘moments’ in the previous year that changed me a bit. For so many reasons, this moment changed a lot for me. 2016 was a year where I really think…

Fuck The New You, Just *Be* You.

It’s that time of year where everyone is looking, very closely at all their ‘flaws’. The thighs that rub together, the desks that are about as organised as a dump, to be better at makeup, to work harder, to work smarter, to to to… You get the idea right? Writing New Years Resolutions up the wazoo. All in a bid to totally transform. To change you into something new. There is nothing at all wrong with changing, but label it as growth. You’re not changing, you’re growing as a person. Learning new skills probably, incorporating new ‘things’ in your life, setting new goals, trying to find things that you love,…

Staycationing The Right Way: Where To Go & What To Do

You might usually prefer to head abroad when it comes to booking your holidays, but it might be time that you considered staying closer to home. You might want the weather and the culture that you’re used to when you travel further afield, but opting for a staycation in England has it’s selling points too. If the idea appeals to you, you’re going to need to work out where you want to go and what you want to do while you’re there. You have so many options, from accommodation to stay in to sights to see, that you’re definitely spoilt for choice. So, hopefully, these ideas will help you to decide.…

Be Your Home’s Queen Of Organisation With These Simple Tricks

Is your home in chaos? Do you spend longer looking for things that it would actually take to clean up? Did you used to have a pet but you can’t find them under all that mess? And are you eating your breakfast with a fork out of a mug? If so, it may just be time for a bit of a tidy up. Read on to find out how you can sort that mess, conquer clutter and be the queen of the organisation in your own home. Trick 1: Understand organisational principles Image link You have to think of being organised as a bit by bit procedure. Yes, you can…