Can you be a body positive mum and still want to change yourself?

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Can you be a body positive mum and still want to change yourself? - Letters to my Daughter

Body positivity is a big thing right now, and it’s wonderful to see. Being a body positive mum is so important to me because I want to set a good example for Dee. I don’t want her to grow up to be uncomfortable in her own skin and striving for other people’s beauty standards. Because she is a beautiful soul … Read More

Hey mama, how are you?

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Header image: a woman sits at a metal table outside, holding a white mug in her hands. Her face is out of shot but her brown hair falls over her shoulder. (Hey mama, how are you? - Letters to my Daughter)

Hey mama, I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got a million plates spinning and a hundred balls in the air and you feel like if you stop to take a breath then everything will come crashing down around you and it will all be your fault. But I promise the world won’t end if you pause a while to … Read More

Dear Daughter: A smile costs nothing

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Header image: white text on blue rectange, in the background is a smiling toddler girl wearing an orange tshirt and spiderman sunglasses and baseball cap. She is standing infront of a small waterfall. (Dear Daughter: A smile costs nothing - Letters to my Daughter)

Dear Daughter, You might not know but I used to work for an insulation company when I first finished uni. I was always very formal on the phone with customers and colleagues. I was a professional and wanted to play the part. Daddy still mocks me for my telephone voice! Then Shell came along. Shell was the person at head … Read More

BlogCrush week 67 – 25th May 2018

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Welcome to #BlogCrush week 67! BlogCrush crew, I’ve got something to tell you… This week is going to be my last week co-hosting Blog Crush (at least for now). I have LOVED being a core part of Blog Crush, but with other (very unexciting) things happening in my life at the moment I need to take a step back. Thank … Read More

The problem with feminism

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Header image: White background with bold black lines drawn in random straight edged pattern. A pink feminism symbol sits on top along with title in whit text on blue background. (The problem with feminism - Letters to my Daughter)

I know, I know, I’m a self proclaimed feminist parenting blogger, so can I really have a problem with feminism? Well, yes, and I’ll tell you why. I commented on a post about feminism the other day, and I said something like “feminism is great, but it’s radfems that spoil it for the rest of us and give feminism a … Read More

BlogCrush week 66 – 18th May 2018

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Welcome to #BlogCrush week 66! The old overwhelm has started to rear it’s ugly head again the last couple of weeks so I’m trying to be kind to myself. I skipped a blog post, I got take away, I said no to a couple of things… Dave finishes his exams this week though so will be footloose and fancy free … Read More

BlogCrush week 65 – 11th May 2018

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Welcome to #BlogCrush week 65! Happy Friday folks! Quick one this week because it’s my 10 year anniversary today (Thursday) so I’m scheduling and then hanging out with my love! On to Blog Crush…! If it’s you’re first time here… #BlogCrush is a unique linky party that encourages bloggers to big each other up and share some bloggy love. You link up … Read More

Mindful Monsters – Mindfulness for children

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Header image: Background of contents of Mindful Monsters pack (Mindful Monsters: Mindfulness for children - Letters to my Daughter)

Collaborative post. What is Mindful Monsters? Mindful Monsters is a monthly subscription pack created by Scope (my charity of the month by the way!), which encourages children to practice mindfulness. In my other job working in occupational health, I frequently preach about the benefits of mindfulness for adults. At our last staff away day, I arranged a mindfulness workshop for our … Read More