Monday, 13 April 2015

Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 18...

If I could go back to being any age it would be 18. As important as that year was in shaping my future, taking A-levels, working, driving tests and what not, it was probably the most fun, carefree year of my life. I had an amazing group of friends, the world was my oyster and I was absolutely loving life. Settling into my second year of A-levels surrounded by an eclectic mix of brilliantly talented and funny people everyday was pretty darn fun.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Beware...Irrational & Irritable Woman Coming Through!


People joke about hormonal women, but I'd just like to point out here that we never get in a tizz over nothing. Oh no, there is always a perfectly good reason as to why we are sent into an emotional, and seemingly unreasonable, stark raving bonkers flame of rage. But this week it would appear that my hormones were a tad more sensitive than usual. At one point I had to take a moment to ask myself: "who is this person?" This crazy woman who can go from being as cool as a cucumber to a red faced foul mouthed monster in the space of a nano-second? Who is she?

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

#MyMumTaughtMe...with New Look

I could write a book about the things my mum has taught me and with the countdown now on to becoming a mum, one starts to think a lot about the sort of parent you'd like to become when that day finally comes around. You can't help but reflect on how you were brought up, thinking of all the things you want to do the same, or differently, but all with the same goal of becoming a good parent. But there is one aspect of parenthood that I really hope to achieve one day and that's the friendship part of parenthood. It's something a lot of parents never quite muster, but for others, like my mum, becoming a friend to your children can seem so effortless.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

First Trimester Survival Guide...


The first trimester of pregnancy can be really tough. Whilst some ladies breeze through it, others have minor bursts of symptoms here and there and then there are those who are hit with a brick wall of placenta making side effects that can literally suck the life out of you. I was the latter. When I wasn't sleeping, I was sleep walking. When I didn't have my head down a toilet, it would be in a sink, a bush or scarf. Yep that happened- twice. But even in my worst state, I constantly reminded myself that this was all a good sign that Baby Bean was cooking away, nesting smugly in his/her hammock.

Friday, 20 March 2015

You Want To Spend How Much On A Pram...?!

...Was the Hubster's reaction when I showed him a couple of transportation systems for our precious little growing bean. This was shortly followed by a few words (one beginning with the letter F, that I can't really disclose here, I wouldn't want to lower the tone) along with a lot of head shaking as he walked out the room.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Getting Fertility Healthy...


This post has been sitting half finished for some time now. Way back before the fertility gods decided that it was finally our turn. I've since then realised just how much I relied on little pieces of advice and guidance from others to keep me positive and most importantly, sane, whilst plodding along the TTC (trying to conceive) process. Now I'm not claiming to be an expert on fertility here, I'm simply sharing a few tips and pointers that I picked up along the way that made me feel like I was doing something to help our fertility process.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Life, Love & Laughter #1...

There are times when I have so many little things that I'd like to share on the blog that I can't really stretch over a full blog post. So during my time in solitary confinement, I've been thinking of ways to collate these 'little things' into one regular feature. Similarly with my Fabulous Friday features, I fancied a new place to share my week's peaks, treats and even trials that have most importantly made me smile. Introducing my very first Life, Love & Laughter post...hashtag one.
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