Category: My chaotic life

Pinterest – Top Tips for Newbies

Like many of us, I joined Pinterest because it was new and seemed pretty.  I had no idea how to use it.  For the first six months, I wondered what all the hype was and why everyone seemed to be raving about it. Now, I am a social media junkie...

Happy New Year – 2015 goals and free download

Happy New Year I must be getting old because I cannot believe a year has passed since it was last New Year.  How have twelve months happened without me noticing?  Is this just an age thing do you think? I have set myself some personal goals this year, some I...

Parenting – how do you know you’re getting it right?

When you find out you’re pregnant, you wonder what sort of parent you will be.  When your child arrives, you wonder what sort of character they will be.  As they grow, you wonder if you are getting this parenting job right. Is your parenting helping your child to be confident...

Should motivational speakers make you feel like a failure?

I am a big fan of those books you find in “personal development” sections of a bookstore.  Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, Brene Brown, Jack Caulfield.  Bring them on.  The more, the merrier.  My hubby refers to me as his dippy hippy wife but he happily buys...

Getting Tough with David Blunkett

When J was young, we suspected that the day would come when he would say “I can’t do that because I am blind.” We knew, as his parents, we could encourage him, we could tell him that anything was possible but we also knew he was very bright and would realise...

Five goals for October

I love October, it is definitely one of my favourite months.  It’s that Autumn feel, it’s my wedding anniversary, it’s my twins’ birthday and it is halloween – my kids’ second favourite holiday. October brings dark evenings, leaves crunching under your feet and the countdown to Christmas – my kids’...