THE STORY OF THE ANGRY MAN

I was reminded of this story today and whilst it is short, and very sweet, it never fails to jolt me out of an angry inner rage at someone who really does not deserve my head space. Thought it was very worth sharing on here for you lovely lot…enjoy and spread the wisdom… THE STORY…

PARENTING: IS BRITAIN GETTING IT WRONG?

There was an interesting interview on This Morning today with best-selling Australian author Steve Siddulph and I’d love to hear your opinion on his thoughts about British parenting styles. The introduction on the This Morning website (rather scandalously) states that he couldn’t think of a worse upbringing than we, as Britons, aspire to for our…

PRINT OUT YOUR EASTER FOR FREE!

Okay – calling all parents, you need this post in your lives right now! Free printables to make your Easter efforts look super Pinterest friendly and even better – loads of fun! EASTER BUNNY BASKETS Collect your Eggs with these super cute, printable bunny baskets. Not only will it keep the kids occupied making and…

SUPERHERO CALL TO ACTION!

Ladies, and Gents…we need you! Like, we really need you… There is a little boy called Adam who has not been very lucky in his short life so far. He is an amazing little soul who like many other poorly children has the bravery of a superhero and the heart of a champion and so,…

LIFE LESSONS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE

Vanessa Aminian shares a recent discovery with us; a fabulous and magical way to talk about Big topics with Little minds… Children see the world in a truly magical way. They have a beautiful innocence, positivity and self-expression that fades with age when society begins to dictate our behaviour. Children can believe in magic, fairy…

APRIL FOOLS WE ALL BELIEVED

It’s nearly that moment in time where we have to second guess and double check everything we read before we believe it! Brace yourselves, it’s coming! Here are a few of my favourites from years gone by…. NO HOLE POLO MINTS 1995 saw many of us believing this hoax that the sweet would now be…

TAKE THE HAPPINESS CHALLENGE

Today, March 20th, is International Day of Happiness! This day was officially decreed in 2012 by the UN  and the idea behind it was quite simply to encourage the world to view happiness as a goal rather than an occasional side effect! So, join me today and take THE HAPPINESS CHALLENGE… HERE IS HOW… ⭐️SMILE…

ATTENTION BRIDES TO BE!

If you are getting married anytime in the near future, or know someone who is, then chances are you are deeply entrenched in a whole world of wedding organisation and are eating, sleeping and dreaming everything WEDDING! So, listen up, you need to be getting yourselves involved in WEDDING Q’s LIVE! Wedding Qs is a LIVE…

IN DANGER? CAN’T SPEAK? DIAL 55…

This is so very important ladies so please share around. Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself in an unthinkable situation and needed help without alerting your aggressor? There has been a recent update in the emergency services’ protocol to protect people who are in urgent need but cannot talk…

YOUR MONDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

I don’t believe I am alone in feeling existential angst every Monday as my alarm goes off? Otherwise known as THE FEAR….? If you are like me and find yourself questioning your ability to handle life every Monday then here is a quick and easy survival guide. Sharing is caring, spread the love. AFFIRM From the…

SUPERMUM GIVEAWAY

Ladies, we have a winner of our ‘Make Your mum A Star‘ competition and a new Mother’s Day giveaway too! The winner has been contacted but shall remain a secret until the article is published on Mother’s Day! Thanks to all who entered, I so enjoyed reading about your amazing Mums! Enter our new Mother’s…

WORLD BOOK DAY PARADE

Thanks for sharing all your fab World Book Day pictures with me, I really enjoyed seeing them all. Some genius ideas I will be saving for next year! There are more gorgeous pics on our facebook thread too, so come and join in the fun! STICK MAN GANGSTA GRANNY WHERE’S WALLY CAT IN THE HAT &…

IT’S OKAY…

A simple yet effective practice which I plan to share with you all regularly in the hope that you join in with me and spread the feel-good ‘we are all perfectly imperfect Super/Wonder Women vibe’. Thanks to the fabulous Airing My Dirty Laundry for the inspo! Nobody is doing it all on a daily basis…

WONDER WOMAN WINNER

Well, we have another Wonder Woman Winner amongst you ladies. Drumroll please…..   EMMA SMITH! You have won the Wonder Woman Pants & Mug Gift Set! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED….THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED. Congrats also to our previous winner of the amazing WW Havainas, Brenda Melaniphy, thanks for sharing your photo with us.…

HAVE YOU FILLED YOUR BUCKET TODAY?

During Children’s Mental Health Week recently, we were encouraged to start teaching our kids, if we weren’t already, to ‘spread a little kindness’. There are more and more cases of children, as young as nine, committing suicide. Shocking to even contemplate – but it is actually happening. As the main source of their worries seem to stem…

Challenging ‘Sexy’..

Another inspirational young woman in the news today… We all remember the horrific Alton Towers roller-coaster crash that saw two young women in the prime of their life lose a leg. I don’t think it’s a story we will forget anytime soon; the jolting realisation that something so fun could change a young life forever sent…

Why we need to love the hate!

Unfortunately life will always have it’s share of haters coming your way and with the evolution of a life lived online there is even more opportunity for those ‘keyboard warriors’ as they have become known, to anonymously attack and offend anyone they take a dislike to. Now, growing up I was always taught that if you can’t…

HOW VAIN ARE YOU?

I was chatting with a friend this morning and something in my brain clicked – monumentally so! It was literally like a light being switched on in a part of my mind and I swear I could feel my soul breathing a sigh of relief and saying ‘Thank Goodness for that – about time too!’ As…

THE ART OF GRATITUDE…

Have you heard this saying before? It’s something that’s becoming increasingly popular as the spotlight of humanity turns a little more towards Mental Health and quite rightly so. It’s unfortunately evermore present on the news; tales of teenagers who have barely begun to live but feel they can’t go on a minute more and the shock…

Lucy Day, The Modern Medium.

Our fantastic contributor Lucy Day, The Modern Medium on facing fears…. F.E.A.R.L.E.S.S. Impossible. Truly. There won’t ever be a time when you don’t fear ‘something’ be it something tough like failure, loneliness, unemployment, destitution, or something seemingly unachievable like success, financial security or commitment. There will always be something to fear. Anyone who tells you they…

Friends For life?

Friendship is a wonderful thing, after all, where would we be without our girl pals to make us giggle till we want to wee and let us moan and vent when our other halves could only offer ‘solutions’. Imagine a world where you couldn’t fire off a cryptic ‘in joke ‘text message and receive the…

Melissa Porter

Mum, TV Presenter, Life Coach and self confessed ‘People Junkie’ Melissa Porter on marriage and forgiving infidelity…   All men are idiots. Really? Did you interview all 3 ½ billion?! I reply mentally. I flash my thinking over to my son and wonder if he may have this inbuilt ‘doosh bag’ DNA spoken about. Are all…

To Elf or not to Elf?

If you haven’t seen this American inspired Christmas craze that has recently swept the nation then goodness me – where have you been? I jumped on the bandwagon several years ago being an avid Christmas lover and one of ‘those annoying mums’ (you get to start with this festive cheer a whole month early, what…

Eleanor’s Kitchen

Amanda Miles from Eleanor’skitchen.org talks us through her passion for cooking and how to recreate a little bit of heaven in our own homes… I started cooking when I was 13, not for any particular reason, I didn’t realise quite how obsessed I’d become to be honest. I’m not brilliant at many things but food…