I'm currently reading I'm Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introvert's Year of Living Dangerously, which has made me laugh out loud and nod in hearty agreement lots, and I'm only a couple of chapters in. All of my adult life, I have been a shy introvert: or a Shintrovert, as Jessica … Continue reading Socially awkward introverts: how to get over social anxiety this “party season”
Social media is a wonderful tool. It has connected us in such amazing ways to information and support in the postnatal days, weeks, months and years, to help us feel like we're not alone, and to offer us 3am guidance when we're not sure if our baby's poo is the right colour or for solidarity … Continue reading I feel “not good enough” compared to mums on social media. Can I change my mindset?
It's been two months since I started my full-time job. Two months of a new work/life juggle, a new routine for the boys, a change in school gates running, a shift in identity about what type of mother I am now – a SAHM? A Freelance Mum? A WFHM (work from home mum)? A working … Continue reading Financial Self Care: Rituals and Positive Money Mindset
I've been freelance for 12 years. I was made redundant from my full-time job as a Managing Editor in book publishing, a job that I really enjoyed and that, honestly, I'd probably never have left had I not been pushed by circumstance. And that circumstance was a launching pad for me training to be a … Continue reading Goodbye freelance mum, hello Working Girl…?
Before having children, I didn't realise how many 'pillars' I had to help keep my mental and physical health ticking along nicely. I had, I now realise, artfully curated a wellness toolkit without actually realising that that's what it was. I taught Pilates and was a freelance writer and editor. I made sure that work … Continue reading How a self care toolkit can help us become happier and healthier
It's half term this week in the UK, which means I've got both boys with me full time, plus a load of admin to keep an eye on, and various other things I've no doubt forgotten... I have always felt that my stress levels peak uncomfortably when I have a collision of work/life/mothering with no … Continue reading My self care toolkit
Meditation. That word stresses lots of us out. I can't meditate, my mind is too busy. I don't have time to meditate. Sometimes there are just too many 'shoulds' beating down our doors so we forget that actually, we do have time we just choose not to use it for our own positive benefit. Think … Continue reading Pelvic floor meditation