Feel stress free with Thrive

I recently was asked to try out an app, to see how it worked when dealing with issues like stress, anxiety and depression. It’s a handy little app available to download to a mobile device. The developers of the program have come up with an app you can use to help you manage stress and cope […]

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Please don’t call me…

  And I won’t call you… Yup, that’s right.  I am not being rude, or maybe I am, but I can explain. I have a reason. It probably isn’t logical to you, but it’s real for me.  The problem is, is that I HATE talking on the phone. Truly, truly, I hate it. It brings […]

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This week I am a bad parent because…..

 Welcome to the Bad Parent blog post series.  I am FED up of the way parents, and actually mothers, to be honest, are put under so much pressure, to be perfect and to have this parenting thing under control and be able to do it all, and the constant judgement we are under. This parenting […]

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I got lost….

I’m not afraid of anything in this world There’s nothing you can throw at me that I haven’t already heard I’m just trying to find a decent melody A song that I can sing in my own company (U2 – Stuck In A Moment) My name is Karen, and I am someone who struggles with […]

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No bah humbug this year!

This year, my friends and family have been a little surprised at my change of attitude towards Christmas, and all things festive. I am known as being very bah humbug, get very stroppy at posts counting down to Christmas before it’s even December, and prone to making sarcastic remarks at people announcing they have done […]

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Reducing my use of media and communication – less e-mail!

So, my Twitter and Facebook Blackout  has gone pretty well. I have less than 2 weeks left. I am quite looking forward to getting back to Facebook and Twitter, although I will be drastically reducing both my friends list, and my usage and the amount of time I spend on there. Next on my hit list, […]

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So, what do you do?

When your child is one of those toddlers/children who is feisty,  has a healthy pair of lungs, and is going through that wonderful tantrum stage that those of us who have experienced know so well, and those of us who had children who never went through it, sigh with relief that it’s not their child turning […]

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