Jenson sleeping two years old
Jenson, Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #14

This is a face I've seen a lot of this week. I know I've mentioned sleep in my self-care tips before but in a week where I've been busy at work and had a not particularly well child on my hands while I've been at home, sleep has been key. I've left the dishes til… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #14

my gratitude journal
Mental Health, stationery

Self-Care Sunday #13

Wow, it's been a busy week. I've done the equivalent of an extra working day from home this week, taken Jenson to his swimming lesson, gymnastics and the park, plus lunch with the family and general mum/housework duties, so there's not been a helluva lot of time for me/self-care. Fortunately, I started a gratitude journal… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #13

mental health awareness week 2017
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Some thoughts for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week every May since 2000. This year's theme is 'surviving to thriving'. "Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem" - Mental Health Foundation This Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation is asking why so many people are living… Continue reading Some thoughts for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

spring gardens
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #12

During peak times at work it's so easy to eat your lunch at your desk in order to crack on when really your productivity (and mental health) would benefit from a break away from your screen. The other day I did just that and actually took some time to walk around the campus gardens. Twice… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #12

get outside
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

saturday share
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Saturday Share #90

Lots of interesting reads this week, covering travel, self-care, inspiration, blogging and endometriosis; a fascinating mixed bag. Grab a brew and enjoy! When bloggers I love share people and products who inspire them, I'm gonna check them out, especially these recommendations from Jemma and Ali. There are a few blog posts that have popped up… Continue reading Saturday Share #90