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The Pressure to ‘Feel Good’

Recently I’ve been swimming a few concepts around in my head and usually the culmination of that time is mostly word vomit, surmounting to not a lot. I listen a lot to conversations when I am out and about, not intentionally but just in passing, or forgetting my headphones and sitting on the tram for 35 minutes. You hear a lot. Many mothers take the tram in groups of two or three. I also know a lot of mothers, and while I don’t talk a lot, I do listen when spoken to. I keep coming back to the same topic, the pressure to ‘feel good’, or as it were, the… Read More The Pressure to ‘Feel Good’

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How You Can Get More Out Of Your Garden In A Morning

Most parents will agree, if you are up before your children there is something quite peaceful about your home, your garden included. You can hear every sound, you have time for yourself to make that first hot drink of the day, and even a moment to gather your thoughts for the day and week ahead. A morning like this really can be one of the best ways to start your day. As the weather is getting nicer, it can be more and more tempting to step outside with your coffee or tea and enjoy those peaceful minutes in the fresh air. However, if your garden needs some work it might… Read More How You Can Get More Out Of Your Garden In A Morning

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The Key To Feeling Safe In Your Own Home

When you’re home alone with the kids, every little creak or groan can have you jumping out of your skin. And while it’s almost certainly not an axe-wielding maniac, the point is, in your overactive imagination it totally could be. But we don’t have to create an impenetrable fortress to be able to sleep at night, just utilising a few choice pieces of equipment, and using a bit of common sense, should be sufficient to put your mind at ease every evening. Keep exteriors well lit Whether you’re walking home late at night to a dark house, or you’re inside looking out during another rainstorm (so much for the great… Read More The Key To Feeling Safe In Your Own Home

Recipe

A Complete and Simple Guide On How To Make The Best Tomato Sauce for Vegetarians

If you love creating tomato based dishes whether it be lasagna, stew, soups, and sauces, I’m sure that you can’t deny the goodness that comes with homemade tomato sauces. Now you can easily buy tomato sauces at your local supermarket, but if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you might be better off making your own tomato sauce or tomato paste from scratch. Why? Although a lot of tomato paste and tomato sauces in the market are made with natural ingredients, some commercial tomato pastes and tomato sauces contain non-vegan ingredients such as cheese, meat, and sweeteners.   So if you would like to create a completely vegan tomato… Read More A Complete and Simple Guide On How To Make The Best Tomato Sauce for Vegetarians

Parenting

It’s the Small Things – Like Toothpaste on the Sink

As parents often we focus on those big beautiful milestones – teething, walking, crawling, passing exams, and all that other good stuff. Sometimes though, it’s the small stuff that really is the best stuff. Little signs that  you have a child in your care. It’s things like, the small shoes littered through the hallway, the tiny trousers hanging on your line, the small hairbands absolutely everywhere. For me, it’s the little bits of toothpaste on the side of the sink where Ivy has brushed her own teeth. It’s tripping over Lily’s school shoes for the hundredth time. It’s watching Poppy walk around the house singing her new favourite songs. It’s… Read More It’s the Small Things – Like Toothpaste on the Sink

Travel

Hidden Gems- European Destinations for Family Holidays!

Hidden Gems- European Destinations for Family Holidays!   Family holidays can be unforgettable experiences, for good and unfortunately bad reasons! Nothing with kids is ever easy, but standing in hot queues of tourists, or panicking when you lose one of them in a busy crowd- it’s the stuff of holiday nightmares! If you and your family are keen to get some sun, and make unforgettable memories, but are only able to travel during the school holidays (along with thousands of other families) here are some tips for destinations where you can do all that without fear of crowds or too many other tourists.   1- Guèthary– Located on France’s Southwestern… Read More Hidden Gems- European Destinations for Family Holidays!

photography

Turning Photography into a Career

Turning Photography into a Career Making money from something you love doing might seem like an impossible dream, or at least, an improbable one. Perhaps it is easier to work during the week and keep your interests for side projects and something to do at the weekend, but wouldn’t it be amazing if you could do what you love, and get paid real cash for doing it? I’m not saying it’s the easiest way to become a millionaire, but the reality may not be as bleak as you first imagine! Here are some potential ways to earn money from my own passion- photography! Rent Gear: To have a successful photography… Read More Turning Photography into a Career

Recipe

Vegan Chocolate Recipe

I switched to vegan eating about 5 weeks ago now, and there are some things that just don’t hit the mark for me in terms of flavour. I picked up a few different vegan chocolate bars and I really wasn’t very keen on the flavour. I obviously haven’t been able to work through all the vegan chocolate brands, there is probably one out there that is gorgeous – I just haven’t found it yet. It’s really simple and ready in about 2 hours. Print Vegan Chocolate Recipe Ingredients 1 cup cocoa powder 1 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey if you’re not vegan Vanilla extract – or… Read More Vegan Chocolate Recipe

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Can You Have ‘it’ All?

I am going to be a bit honest here and straight up say – no, I don’t think you can. How depressing I hear you cry! Well, maybe. We are sold multiple memes and videos stating that we can have it all. Work a bit harder, get up earlier, get your balance right, make sacrifices… Unless the large majority of the world are clowns, then why are we constantly juggling for the glimpse of having ‘it’ all. The ‘it’ is all relative too. Your ‘it’ might be a successful business, a loving family and a warm bed at night. Someone else might want all that, a clean home, clever children,… Read More Can You Have ‘it’ All?