Life

Life as a mum

Do you have a mama uniform? Are there certain items of clothing that you own that you wear over and over again? Please tell me I am not the only one who is guilty of having a mama uniform. I can usually be found wearing either jeans, leggings with shorts over, a denim dungaree dress or my dungarees. The top half is usually something with stripes on or a t-shirt from small independent company usually run by another mum. On…

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This week is Mental Health awareness week. I’ve spoken briefly about my history in this post but thought now would be a good time to talk about it more. I will add a trigger warning here. Some of the things I am going to talk about might need it. We all have mental health. Good mental health is an asset that helps us to thrive. This is not just the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think,…

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I’m sure by now you have probably seen, either on twitter or facebook people talking about the new Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why. A quick google search will bring up endless articles on why you should and shouldn’t be watching the show. I would just like to say, please do not read any further if you are triggered by any of the following subjects – bullying, rape, mental health, self-harm,  suicide, depression, revenge porn, drink driving. All of these topics…

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When it’s wet and grey outside there is only one thing I want to do – sit on the sofa with a blanket and watch tv. Having previously worked in Blockbusters and HMV, I’ve always been a big fan of tv/film. As a family we are also signed up to both Netflix and Amazon Prime so we have quite a lot to pick from. So I thought I would do a post about the top 5 tv shows I have…

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I make no secret of the fact that I have, in the past struggled with depression and self harm. The scars still remain, both physically and mentally. Which is why I feel that #timetotalk day is very important. Talking about mental health is one of the best things we can do. At the moment, too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless by other people’s reactions. But talking about mental health doesn’t need to be…

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