Behind the Social Media Smiles

Behind the Social Media Smiles

Social media can be a wonderful thing but it can also have quite a negative effect on ourselves when we see such orchestrated perfection from others, everyone knows or I hope they know you shouldn’t take social media on face value. Whilst I do try to be honest on my social media platforms there are times where I don’t want to share my ugly snotty crying face when anxiety hits or when I am low, nor do I always want to share a photo of my kids being pains in the arse which like all kids can be they frequently are – mainly for me the little oiks. My life isn’t all smiles and cute cuddles and from scratch home cooked meals but why don’t I post the “real life” shiz? Read more

25 Minute Trick

25 Minute Trick

Hello everyone today I wanted to share a trick I have been using to keep me motivated to do not just to do blog stuff but housework or planning things for the family. I have been using this 25 minute trick since maybe November and I have found it really has worked wonders for me when I have been suffering with low mood and a serious lack of motivation; so it is something I feel may help other people in similar situations. Read more

Courgette in a Cake?

Courgette in a Cake

This may not be anything new to some of you but to others the thought of a vegetable that isn’t carrot in a cake may seem completely barmy! It is something I have seen dotted about in independent coffee shops for awhile now and always wanted to try it but didn’t really have the guts. But chatting to my friend who works at the Rabbit I overcame that and made one for a coffee and cake break at mine (only I had coffee practically everyone else had a brew) Read more

What Have I Learnt from Cleaning?

What Have I Learnt from Cleaning

As you may or may not remember I did a post a couple of months back where I talked about 00Steve’s mental health and how it is linked with how tidy the house is and I thought it might be an idea to talk about whether it actually made an impact and what if anything have I learnt  from cleaning the house more regularly. Read more

Tweaking the Current ME

Healthier Me

Happy New Year to all of my lovely readers! I hope you have had a nice time over the holidays and ready to see 2019 in with a fresh look as it is after all a new year with new challenges and experiences; hopefully more good than bad. Although saying that we learn and grow from the not so pleasant things in life. This is NOT a “new year new me” post as in reality I have started to see myself in a less negative light in recent weeks. But I wanted to talk about a revisited challenge I am wanting to embark upon with regards to my mind and body being healthier. Read more

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Welcome welcome to the ninth day of blogmas! This post is all about the little Christmas traditions my little family have both old and new. Traditions can really make Christmas special not just for yourself but for your kids as well. In fact my fondest memory of Christmas growing up was every December 1st waking up to my Mam playing Christmas music and then obviously waiting for the Coca Cola advert to come on telly but that comes on so early now it doesn’t have the same effect. Read more

Elf and Christmas Jumper Day

Elf and Christmas Jumper Day

Hello and welcome to the eight day of blogmas! Yes this one is backdated thankfully just by a day as it has been pretty hectic and yesterday annoyingly I was in a state of panic for most of the day. But I thought I would share some bits Ra-Ra has done with school in the lead up to the Christmas break… Elf and Christmas jumper days. Read more