...comes when you set goals and then don't do anything about it, or never get there....I was very disappointed in myself today looking back over the journal at goals from 2017 and subsequently... Also, this post from 2018 (!) I got a bit disheartened, I must say, that it appeared that I'm not very good… Continue reading The Problem with Goal Setting…
I have been the worst during this pandemic for just dropping off the face of the earth in a digital sense. I started off really well, working from home, and then when I got furloughed, I found other productive ways to fill my time. One of these was starting back up my Youtube Channel. I… Continue reading Switching Off, Logging Out
Everything has a season, and the beauty of that, is that seasons CHANGE.
Well 2019 was a bit sh*tty to be honest, for us. 2020 so far also leaves room for improvement! 2019 was the year we (myself and hubby) realised a few things: The way we were dealing with our finances was not sustainable.There is a lot more required to achieve balance after having a child, even… Continue reading 2019? Thank you, Next.
Childcare. Anna Whitehouse on LinkedIn said that " It’s a system that’s priced nearly half a million British mothers out of work according to think tank IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) " Childcare is like a swear word in our house. I won't go into it in detail, but the short version is that… Continue reading Working full-time without Childcare
Having a rough week? Have a read. You’re not alone!
That is indeed the question. I've had short hair now for the best part of the last ten years, with one or two blips (See below). I'm tired of it not looking fresh after 3-4 weeks after each cut and bleach, it's getting a little damaged at the ends, is a lot of maintenance that… Continue reading To Grow or Not to Grow?
No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth…I've just been going through a season where everything is slightly out of balance. Christian has been unsettled at night times and moany through the day, things have been going awry here there and everywhere (a bit of a mess that left us with the use… Continue reading Teething/ Sleepless nights/ Life
So this morning I took this feeling that this Sunday, instead of sitting in the house trying to find the energy to do anything at all, that I needed to go to church. Now and then this need grips me. Yes, I want to go other times too and go as often as I can… Continue reading Serenity/ Grace
Many of you may have heard of this in passing, as a distant idea or even tried it yourselves. It's down to individual judgement what you make of it, but I'd like to share my experience of it and a few resources I found useful! ***Disclaimer: I'm part of the Amazon Associates program, in that… Continue reading Hypnobirthing
Yoga is my happy place. It can serve so many purposes. Meditation, Mindfulness, Exercise, Relaxation and Pain Relief but to name a few. I started it when I was pregnant as a lower impact way to keep fit and flexible (versus going to the gym and lifting heavy sh*t like I would have preferred!)...
It's been awhile since I updated the bigger picture of the Fethers Family! It's been quite a whirlwind 8 months since the arrival of our son Christian. While I wouldn't change a single bit of it, things haven't always been easy, as you'll know from my previous blogs; Intimacy after birthThe Birth itselfPostpartum revelationsBad DaysLife… Continue reading Life Update: 8 Months Postpartum.
Lately I've been thinking about how social media only tends to show us one side of things - it's a snapshot of all the highlights. Some of it is intentional, to sell you something, by making you feel like your life should be like the images you see; which is very underhand, when you think… Continue reading Life can be sh*t, too.
This ones a little controversial. But I don't think it should be, and I think it should be talked about more supportively and openly! After all, how are babies made to begin with?! I had a noticeably absent mojo postpartum and I didn’t think it would ever come back - I felt a bit broken… Continue reading Sex after Birth: Intimacy Postpartum
I've loved writing little stories for as long as I've had a good enough grasp of the written and read English language to do so, and I have always avidly loved reading. I was one of those kids that eagerly awaited the Harry Potter books coming out and spent my entire Saturday/ weekend depending on the length of book devouring it.
It seems like only a short time ago that we were bringing Christian home from the hospital, and not too long before that waddling around with my bump, wondering if I would stay pregnant forever! (I went 1wk 6days past my due date before being induced). I've had 6 glorious months off, but we now… Continue reading Returning to Work After Baby
If there was one thing I heard more than anything else, when I was pregnant, it was "Get as much sleep as you can now, you'll not get any when baby comes!". I heard it so much I think I even put it on my list of "What not to say to pregnant women"! I'm… Continue reading 5 reasons to love night feeds – Why I don’t mind my baby not sleeping through all night.
It's not always the easiest now getting time to sit down and put together blogs with a four month old to look after now (as well as one Attention Addicted Dog and one Sometimes Incontinent Dog - I sympathise with him but he's a bit of a nightmare when he's having a bad day, bless… Continue reading Blogging – Goal setting for Winter
SO - you may have noticed that I sorta went into radio silence a bit over halfway through the pregnancy! All is fine - more on that in my other blog about the last few weeks of pregnancy, labour and birth here. But in this post, I want to talk about something that not many… Continue reading This is Postpartum – 7 things they don’t tell you about post-birth.
After a great and reasonably consistent year of starting blogging/ vlogging and using social media to promote my makeup/ beauty passion with some great results, some of you may have noticed that I sorta dropped off the face of the earth for the last 4 months. Some of you may even know why! if you've… Continue reading Why I’ve been noticeably absent (A bit of a hermit!) on all media…
So, I wanted to post up and remind myself as well as everyone else that my blog isn't just all about seriousness and mindfulness!!! It's also about having fun!!! and Makeup. So, without further ado, I've popped my latest video below of my take on the Harley Quinn makeup from Suicide Squad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuEEobSptTg Enjoy, and… Continue reading Harley Quinn Makeup
Today I saw a blog post, I think it was on LinkedIn or something, and it was titled something along the lines of; “How to have an amazing/ Theee best career as a PA” Now, let me first start by saying: I am a PA. I enjoy my job, the people I work with are… Continue reading Ambitions
Identifying Triggers: I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm finding this current state of play surprisingly hard. Logically I know we are doing all we can, and in our household, should we get Coronavirus, we will probably get it in a much milder way than some. This doesn't seem to ease the… Continue reading Anxiety in the midst of Covid-19