It's Mental Health Awareness week and this is a major factor that has featured in my own personal Confident Mum Project. Having been in a dark place for a number of years as a new mum, I sat down and thought about all the things I've STOPPED doing that have made a difference in my [...]
veryone says 'make time for you!' 'Put yourself first' but sometimes it's impossible to see HOW the heck you can do this when you don't actually have anyone to look after the kids for an hour or so. Nobody is offering. Nobody is coming to rescue you.
It's Autism Awareness Day today. I spent a long time wondering how I could contribute to the cause. Then I thought, there's a reason that they have Autism Awareness Week - nobody bloody understands what Autism is. This leads to many comments being made all the time to parents like myself. Not comments that are [...]
It had been a LOOONNNNNNGGGG time since I had felt the total freedom to just sit, breathe and be by myself. The feeling was really quite overwhelming, as I sat on the beach watching the sun set over Dubai's city skyline.
1) When They Sleep, You Sleep. The person who came up with this must have had a maid. 2) You'll Be Bored Senseless Not all the time, but some of the time. LIE. Most of the time. 3) Mess. Lots of Mess. Seriously. Where does it all come from?? It breeds! How do such little people [...]
I was recently speaking to a lady who was struggling with weight loss and wanted to stop procrastinating. Her New Year's resolution was to have lost nearly 1 stone by the end of March, but the truth is she's still exactly the same weight as she was on the 1st January. She's so frustrated with [...]
Why do we sometimes manage to lose weight successfully, and then end up putting on those same 10lb again? Or why do some women manage to lose it once, and never put it on again? The answer all lies in our associations. The people who succeed in weight loss learn to associate more pleasure with [...]
Got a Fussy Toddler at your dinner table? I remember like it was yesterday - nearly 3 years ago, trying to get our eldest to the dinner table. Screaming, kicking, throwing plates of food.... There are 2 massive elements at play with a child with autism who won't eat. Sensory processing issues and compliance issues. [...]
Back at the end of October I returned home after a Halloween party and decided I just wanted to kick the drink for a while. Lately I felt that alcohol had become a constant in my life, when really it should of been a 'now and again' thing. Rather than the odd glass of vino [...]