Category: Me, beyond just being “mum”

Skincare kindness from MBbotanicals…

Since I turned 40 (which I am still in a large element of denial about) I have become much more conscious of my skin care, and looking after my skin. I have reached the point where I am sort of

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Helping the tween with clothes shopping…

Clothes shopping for my daughter has changed over the past year or two. Whereas before she would be happy to have me go shopping and choose things I thought she would like to wear, she is now hitting the pre

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My first Mammogram

I am pretty sure there isn’t a book written for women, facing this. There should be. With simple pictures and words explaining not just the physical procedure, but also how you may feel about what is happening to you, why

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Creating logos when you are not a creative person, with Logojoy.

I am not a creative person. When I say that, I mean I don’t have the skill or abilities to make things in a creative way. I am good at other things but will happily admit that when it comes

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Chocolate making and tasting with Red Letter Days

If you love chocolate (who doesn’t??) like me, and enjoy tasting different kinds, and appreciate really good quality chocolate, and also fancy a go at making things with chocoloate, then you will want to hear more about a chocolate tasting

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I cried at the grave of a man I never knew…

In a corner of a quiet war graveyard, down a street in an inconspicuous little town in Belgium, with fields of corn on one side, and storehouses crowding out the horizon on the other, not far from the border with

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The Workplace After Motherhood: What To Expect And How You Can Own It

Motherhood, whether planned or unexpected, can certainly change you as a person. You no longer feel the need to be selfish, not that you were ever before, but your priorities change and shift and no longer are you your number

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3 perfect nights out for mums who need to have a break

Being a mom is an incredibly demanding job. With all of the different tasks that you are required to do, it may be difficult to find a moment’s peace. If you have a lot on, you may start to feel

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Amazing Achievements You Can Still Pursue as a Mom

Read any of the stories on Parent 24 and you will quickly realize how powerful moms really are. They have stories about breast cancer survivors raising their children, moms who also take care of a big family while focusing on

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Gentle shampoo and hair conditioners from Pure Potions

 I am horribly fussy about the products I use on my hair, and over the years, have found things that work and things that don’t. I struggle with some issues with my skin and scalp including having a very dry,

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