Category: Me, beyond just being “mum”

That’s me in the corner, baking bread…

When the going gets tough, or I am tired, or stressed, I don’t go shopping, I don’t get drunk, I don’t watch sad movies to allow myself to cry, or eat vast quantities of comfort foods.  I do things, productive

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Is it possible to not buy new clothes?

The alterative title to this blog post should be “I have a massive hole in the ass of my jeans and I REALLY don’t want to go clothes shopping” because I have been wondering lately, about clothes shopping. I don’t

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Every girl needs a pair of bling shoes (a giveaway)

*this is a collaborative post, I was kindly sent a pair of shoes to review, but all opinions are my own* I love shoes. Shoes are possibly one of my favourite items of clothing, and I think you can tell

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Project Linus quilt – update so far

So if you follow our blog, you will know that I am taking part in Project Linus and creating a quilt, with the tween’s help, to be part of a very worthy cause.  My mum taught me how to do

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Nope, I won’t fake it just to make other people feel comfortable.

Other people’s happiness and comfort is not my priority.  When I say that I don’t mean I don’t care. I am not saying I don’t want people to be comfortable and happy.  What I mean is that I am not

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It’s not me, it’s you…

  Something I have learned in my journey to dealing with my own mental health and getting myself into a more fixed better place is that not everyone wants you to be in that better place. Not everyone has grace

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My name is Karen, or at least I think it is… short term memory loss, the by product of sleep deprivation no one tells you about!

My name is Karen, or at least I think it is.  You see, I suffer from short term memory issues. It’s a problem I have had for a couple of years. I suffer from short term memory loss beyond the

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The Secret – a blog book tour…

It has been ages since I sat down and read a book, life has just been this side of crazy and I miss being able to read, it’s one of my favourite pastime. So being part of a blog tour

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Create a quilt for a special cause, a giveaway with Crafter’s Companion

*this is a partnership post, I have been kindly sent items to take part in this project to share about* I am going to tell you a little secret about me, something that may surprise people who think they know

Funerals, fries and football…

It’s my birthday, actually, it’s almost the end of my birthday. I am typing this as the kids go to bed. It’s the end of a long day.  I feel pretty ambivalent about my birthday, and have done for a

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