Feel the fear and do it anyway – encouraging my child to face her fears

Fear is a funny thing isn’t it? It can sneak up from nowhere or be built up over time getting worse and worse.   It can be a catalyst for change or stop you in your tracks. My 7 year old has recently starting declaring that she’s fearful of things that before never even bothered her. Take spiders for example, we’ve always been a spider friendly family (yes, that’s a thing..!) and the girls have…

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My fitness journey – February

So this month hasn’t quite gone to plan fitness and diet wise, my excuse is that with half term and then Center Parcs we’ve not really been in a good routine. I’ve not been consistently logging my food onto MyFitnessPal as I had wanted to and any weight that I lost in January I managed to put back on in February. I may have eaten everything in sight while at Center Parcs but on the…

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Our perfect stay at Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall

For the past few summers we’ve packed up the car and headed down to Cornwall to stay in my dad’s caravan and last summer was no exception. While we were there we met with friends that introduced us to Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay. Fresh from the beach, with wind swept hair, sandy feet and wet haired children we enjoyed a relaxing couple of hours in their living space. There were plenty of families around,…

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My fitness journey – January

At the beginning of January I wrote this post outlining my goals for this year which as ever revolved around losing weight and getting fitter. I took part in the Halfords #31fitterdays campaign and with the help of this nifty little gadget from Garmin, I got on my feet and got moving. I did really well for the first couple of weeks, I tracked my food on My Fitness Pal, I worked hard to reach…

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My fitness journey starting with #31fitterdays

This is the year I will get fit and lose weight, I know, I know I said this last year and my plan to get fit for 30 fell flat on its face BUT I am so determined that the change will happen this time. I am kicking myself that I didn’t stick to my plan last year, especially when my friend and fellow blogger Katie has achieved so much, I too could have seen…

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Motherhood – Remembering that comparison is the thief of joy

I feel silly admitting it, but often I find myself consumed with guilt. As a mum I can pretty much find myself feeling guilty about anything and everything. To feel like I’m just not ‘good enough’. When I’m in that place it can be so easy to fall into the trap of comparing myself to other mums that blog and look at the way they portray themselves and their families. To end up feeling defeated and…

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A letter to my Mum – the words I wish I could say

  Dear mum Another mother’s day has passed, another one without you. It’s hard not being able to just treat it as another day, to hide under the duvet away from all the words I just don’t get to say to you any more. Having two girls of my own means that it is a day that takes on new meaning, a day they want to spend with me. In fact this year Noo made…

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