Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #11

I'm just coming off 11 days off work in a row and some of the simplest pleasures and relaxing moments have been just getting out in the sun with the boys. Whether playing in the park, grabbing an ice cream or going for a walk and collecting leaves, it's been great to just be outside.… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #11

self care starter kit from blurt foundation
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #10

Way back in August 2016 I signed up to the Blurt Foundation newsletter. They sent me a self-care starter kit which I flagged to read through at a later date - that later date ended up being earlier this week! It's such a great document to have to hand whenever you need it. It covers… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #10

daily self-care tips for new mums
Mental Health, Parenthood

Simple daily self-care tips for new mums

As a first-time mum I can vouch for the fact nothing can prepare you for how hard motherhood is. That's not to say that I regret it for a single second but it's easy to lose touch with who you were pre-baby. When my maternity leave ended I went back to work part-time. On top… Continue reading Simple daily self-care tips for new mums

Jenson being hilarious
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #7

It's true what they say, laughter is the best medicine. My favourite sound in the world is Jenson's laughter and I was creased up watching him the other day. He likes to 'hide' in my mum's conservatory and this week he realised that it's hilarious to press his nose and tongue up against the glass… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #7

this is us
Film, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #6

Something I really look forward to each week is catching up on the latest episode of This Is Us. Because it's so emotional I like to watch it on my own with no interruptions from the boys, so I tend to catch up in bed with peace and quiet. I really do recommend having a… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #6

coffee and cake
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #5

Thursdays are normally a rush. I've just finished my working week (#sorrynotsorry) so I'm super-tired as it is and I generally have just under an hour to get Jenson ready for swimming. It's not worth waking him earlier - have you ever woken a toddler? Ugh! In that time we both get dressed, have breakfast… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #5

hugge self care
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #4

If feeling poorly this week has proved anything it's that you should sleep when you need to. Sounds simple, right? But when our lives are so busy (I'm trying to balance a job, this blog, family life and some half-arsed attempt at a social life), sleep can fall down the list of priorities. There are… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #4

jenson ball pit
Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #3

My top tip this week is to remember to have fun! It's too easy to get lost in your own thoughts, worrying about things beyond your control or obsessing over everything that needs to get done. I'm reminded of that famous quote from Ferris Bueller's Day Off: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #3

self care sunday mental movement review
Books, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #2 with Mental Movement

Self-Care Sunday is a new blog series where I'll be sharing my weekly self-care tips. The idea started as a way to take some time for myself at least once each week (rather than sporadically) but I hope that sharing them will encourage others to do the same - especially stressed out working mums! Half… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #2 with Mental Movement

self-care sunday #1
Lifestyle

Self-Care Sunday #1

Early responses from my reader survey indicate that there's not much interest in my Sunday Snapshot posts and people want to see more mental health posts, so I'm trialing a new blog series ahead of my redesign: Self-Care Sundays. I've been really crap at taking regular time for myself and I think these posts will… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #1