That 41 year, 10 month old wisdom

Last week I had some time to myself (I know! unheard of!) You see I was getting the car serviced and I sat in a cafe waiting for a lift for someone to take me home...I had about an hour or so, so I whacked up on Instagram one of those ask me a question thing. They are always so much fun to do - I … [Read more...]

Tweens and Teens and periods oh MY

https://www.gemmacorrell.com/products/awards-i-could-win-on-my-period I remember one of the first things that came into my mind when I delivered my children was “OF COURSE IT’S A GIRL!” and then I got to say that two further times. 3 girls. 3 lots of hormones and eye rolling and teenage years … [Read more...]

Me time when there’s no time

There's been a consistent theme for me so far this year, and right now moreso than ever. THERE'S NO TIME. I seem to be chasing my tail more than I ever have been before, literally from the moment I'm awake. it's game ON. This is no different to any of your lives, we are all the same, running our … [Read more...]

Face Stuff

It's been almost 3 years since I started to take looking after my skin properly. I knew once I hot my forties that the dodgy nivea moisturiser and not EVER washing or cleansing or toning was going to cut it anymore. I've spent lots of money on different things, I have had numerous and continuous … [Read more...]

What I’m reading, watching & listening to

Hello my friends, how ARE you? Feel like I haven't had a proper catch up with you in ages. What's been happening? I must say that today I have been struggling with all the news happening out there in the big bad world. It's all so depressing isn't it? No wonder I try not to pay too much attention to … [Read more...]

What I’m watching, reading & listening to

You guys how ARE you? Like really? I am EXHAUSTED. Like I have hit some sort of an emotional and mental capacity and am feeling truly out of it. I think the whole back to school stuff is hitting hard for me this year - so much change and new stuff to get my head around to then support the girls who … [Read more...]

The January Lament of mothers everywhere

I started my day at 3.30am this morning. I woke with Maggie calling out, wanting to go to the bathroom and while I hopped straight back into bed and willed myself back to sleep my mind had already started. "She's going to freak out at drop off today.""I'm going to have to be brave and strong and … [Read more...]

Putting the BE into Beth

I've been trying this new thing where I actually sit quietly with a notebook in hand and have a think about the new year. I am not someone to do this, I am not a goal setter (well not really, I definitely have plans and goals but I am not a print it out with pretty pictures and whack it on vision … [Read more...]

2018: The Recap episode

As we hurtle towards the end of another year I can't help but be reflective and think about the year that was. All the things I got done, the things that I didn't. I hate this "set new goals & intentions" that come at this time of the year that inevitably just make you feel a bit shit about … [Read more...]

On jumping out of your comfort zone

I always learn lessons from my kids and toddlers especially seem to be able to show us (very loudly and passionately) how our minds work without the filter of good manners. When Maggie is happy she is REALLY happy. When she is frustrated, man do we all know about it. There's very little in between … [Read more...]

7 reasons why you need a girl’s weekend away

Last weekend a group of friends from home escaped our homes and families for 3 nights of pure bliss....a girl's weekend! Now these things take planning. They take many, many whats app messages. They take time to plan, lots of text messages and effort that at times make you think "ah stuff it, it … [Read more...]

Every little thing

I don't know all that much about being married. I know that we spend a lot of time talking about bills, and scheduling diaries and not all that much laying in bed together, holding hands, talking of dreams and goals and generally being besotted with each other. It's not that we aren't besotted … [Read more...]

Some ways I beat the mid winter blues

I just had a trawl through my blog and it seems that EVERY year at around this time, I seem to get the mid winter blues. Huh. Well, it's mid for us down here because we really don't seem to see a change in the weather and temperatures until at least mid to late October. The endless fires and ash and … [Read more...]

A check in & some good things

Hello friends, how are you? I'm doing good, thanks for asking, and I know that so many of you have, you lovely people. I have had messages, emails, little things from you over the past month since I wrote this post and admitted that I was constantly feeling a bit bluergh and like a solid 5/10 most … [Read more...]

Skin Update: What I have been doing/using

I felt like I did this last update post not that long ago and I just checked and it's bang on 12 months. Huh! So maybe it was a long time... It's been about 2 years now since I tried to be a grown up and look after my skin. You can check out this series of posts to see a little about my trial … [Read more...]

The lies we tell ourselves

In my recent introspection and intention for more self care I've been thinking a little (sometimes a lot) about the way I speak to myself in my head. The way we all speak to ourselves in our heads. Our internal monologue which is often negative. I know mine contains quite a bit of swearing and FUCKS … [Read more...]

Lessons in rest

I just tried to stop Maggie from painting the hummus I gave her for lunch all over her cherry tomatoes, hands, arms. When I explained to her about the mess she was making her reply was simple, "but it feels good". And I bet it did. That's been my lesson in the past week that the universe has … [Read more...]

A check in: and feeling the feelings {Susan}

It's Tuesday morning here, just gone 6am, it's 0 degrees outside. There are 3 members of my family sleeping soundly in their beds, and one awake (sniffling and miserable with a cold) next to me on the couch watching Peter Rabbit. Can you guess which one? I wanted to check in on you, yes you, and … [Read more...]

January the 116th

Anyone else feeling a little like this is what the date should really be? Whether it's been the endless warm days, the long school term, whatever it is, I have those same January blues and I cannot seem to shake it. I'm feeling blocked creatively, vulnerable and panicked. Not sleeping at … [Read more...]

Sick kids? Here’s what I use

I have been a little MIA the last few days. Every one of the girls have gotten sick (just a cold nothing too bad) and a niggle I had in a tooth has blown out to a full scale blown face DISASTER that saw me at the dentist at 9am on a Sunday for an emergency X-ray and seriously excited about an … [Read more...]