This chilli is full of natural ingredients with plenty of vegetables to make up your 5 a day plus a green salad for that extra boost. To make it even better, even the kids will eat it if you chop the veg small enough!Read More
In your early teens, you can’t imagine being 25 let alone what your life might be like realistically but you definitely aren’t thinking about the skills you’re going to need as an official “adult”.
Adulting is hard.
Every adult is looking for another adult who is adulting better than they are to save their ass in times of need… until they become that adultier adult that a less adulting adult is looking for!
So, what kind of things should we know to be even semi-successful in this unexpected adulting life we find ourselves in before we even realised? Here’s a list of the top skills I think all 20 something-year-olds need to know!Read More
Mental health has plagued me for the last 2 and a half years starting when Master 2 was born.
My escape from PND happened to be returning to work in the form of a Level 3 apprenticeship.
It was all going so well until after managing to shake off PND, my existing anxiety developed and along with the medication for that came depression.
No sooner had I finished my apprenticeship before I was getting ready to resign. I wasn’t motivated; I wasn’t happy; I didn’t even want to get up in the morning. At the time, I thought the problem was my job when in reality, the problem was my mind. Exactly a year after I started my job, I resigned.
General stats of the week (Monday – Sunday):
Good days: 2, Okay days: 2, Bad days: 3.
Books read: Captured by Our Addiction (Book 5 in the Captured series) by Karen Frances
Time’s I’ve Worked Out: 0. No T25 and no gym. I was bleeding like a dog. Leave me.
Time’s I’ve Eaten Terribly: Too many to count and I don’t have Easter as an excuse anymore.
Times I’ve had to listen to Sleep With Me podcast: 3 I think. My anxiety and insomnia was pretty bad this week. I love that this podcast exists!
Days I’ve wondered if I’d be better off without Mr Me: 3. Possibly 4. These accounted for my bad days.
Jobs I’ve applied for: 20 maybe. Having gone from pure anxiety thinking about applying to being able to apply for multiple jobs is a massive thing for me, even if I get 0 responses!
Today, I am the struggling, tired, shouting, oven fooding, shop going only, don’t want to do a thing parent.
And that’s okay. Because there’s always tomorrow. And my children love me. They can’t read my mind and their love is much greater than any other emotion they know (most of the time). They forgive easily. And they will always remember the hugs and tickles and special film with duvet days.
This isn’t every day. This is just today.Read More
So, every 3 months I write about my blog traffic. Previously, I was using my Jetpack stats as I messed up Google Analytics but that’s all fixed now so it should be a more accurate review!
My most popular posts were mainly how-to guides and fitness which I love and hope are helping someone somewhere!Read More
I don’t have the energy or mind capacity to think of 3/4 posts a week but I am trying to be as regular as I possibly can be. I saw this About Me Tag post on Glam Glitz Gloss and thought I would make it my next post as I’m anonymous and love to share as much about me as possible!Read More
Last year, on some of my worst days, people would ask me if I was okay or ask how I was. On those days, I wanted to cry or scream or be asked something that either didn’t make me think about how I felt or genuinely had room for my honest answer!
So, I asked as many people as were willing to answer, what they would honestly answer to one question of their choice during some of their worst mental health moments. These are their answers.Read More
While more people are becoming more open and comfortable to talk – and blog- about their period and periods in general (I’ve even done it myself in this post), there are still such massive issues surrounding menstruation.
As women, as adults, as parents, as teachers, as men, as fathers, as people – we need to know how to respect our bodies, look after our children, remember the planet and help those who are in need. Hopefully, this post can take even one person that one step closer to doing all of those things!Read More
My waist isn’t small and my bum isn’t toned. My thighs are too fatty and my breasts too saggy. My freckles are awesome but my confidence doesn’t exist. Do you see the problem?
I know I have to keep trying. Keep trying to get to a place where I am happy and comfortable with my body. A place where I am confident in my physical attraction. A place where I remember how beautiful my mind can be too.
A place where I am happy to just be me, as I am.Read More