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

(Vlog) Amazing everyday women: Big ideas, bodybuilding and TEDx

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Header image: Amazing everyday women: Big ideas, bodybuilding and TEDx featuring a black and white photo of Liu Batchelor, a woman in her early thirties wearing sportswear and jumping

About the Amazing everyday women series   I know a lot of amazing women. The sort of women who are perfect role models for my daughter. Strong, intelligent, confident, capable, inspiring. From engineers to business owners, sports champions to community heroes. These women totally rock, but do so without fame and fortune. They’re people you meet in everyday life, in the … Read More

Be kind! It’s never too late to blog it forward

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#BlogItForward was a challenge set by Wayfair to encourage people to do good deeds and spread some kindness into the world in December 2016. I saw Wendy from Naptime Natter’s post about it recently and, not realising it was a year old, excitedly sat down and wrote my post before the deadline of 31st January. What a nob. When I finally realised, I … Read More

Amazing everyday women: What’s it like to be a female engineer?

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I know a lot of amazing women. The sort of women who are perfect role models for my daughter. Strong, intelligent, confident, capable, inspiring. From engineers to business owners, sports champions to community heroes. These women totally rock, but do so without fame and fortune. They’re people you meet in everyday life, in the supermarket, in the pub, at the children’s … Read More

How to read more books as a busy parent

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I love reading but, since becoming a mum, I’ve struggled to find the time. I realised recently that I’d read just 1 book in 2.5 years… and it was about potty training… joy. Of course I’ve read countless children’s books, over and over again, but they don’t count. (Is there a record for the number of times one person has red … Read More

Dear Daughter: These things I promise you

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– I promise to give you more experiences than things, because things lose their novelty after a while but experiences can enrich your entire life. Experiences help you see the world from another perspective and step into someone else’s shoes. They open your eyes to the world and all it offers, all its ups and downs, and helps you maintain … Read More