If you’ve been reading the blog recently you may have seen me talking about how anxiety has been kicking my arse a lot. I’ve been managing my mental health with fluoxetine for quite a few years now and I’ve always managed to get back into the swing of things quite quickly; not so much with this latest flare up though. It’s not the worst I’ve ever had, but it certainly does feel like the longest.
Just when I feel like I’m crawling up that hill to get back to the top again, I come tumbling back down. A bit like The Grand Old Duke of York I suppose. I’m told it will pass, and the thing is, I know it will. But right at that moment in time, it certainly doesn’t feel like it. It just feels like the tiny black hole that once was – as let’s face it, if you’re a sufferer like me it’s always there, even if in its smallest form – is getting bigger and bigger. Read more
There are many people who love being in the kitchen every night creating new recipes and having fun with flavours, and there are also people who have managed to burn a pan of boiling water in their lifetimes.
If you are a kitchen novice and you want to start learning how to cook for yourself and your family, there are many inventive kitchen cooking hacks which can help you through. Today we are going to look at just a few which you can use in the kitchen for an easier time cooking this week. Read more
Well, it’s been a while again; the last favourites post I wrote was for March which now feels like an age away! Once again, like for the first couple of months of this year, this is going to be a two in one post. I mentioned in a recent post that I haven’t been blogging a lot lately, but I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things.
I can’t believe it’s the last term of this school year though and it’ll soon be the summer holidays; it’s gone way too quick! And then, I’ll have both my boys at full time school – scary!
As I’ve been a stay-at-home mum ever since Jacob was born, we’ve never really had the need for childcare for working hours; as I’ve always been there. Of course, both boys have gone to either nursery or pre-school once their government funded hours have become available; but obviously these are only for so many hours a week. Noah still only attends for a half day, two days a week, and two full days.
Since I’ve started working from home I do find it difficult to concentrate and be productive when I still have Noah here (and both boys during the holidays!). The main work related issue I have is when I am invited to attend events and meetings; I often find it difficult due to pre-school hours and no other childcare so usually have to decline. Read more
The Mum’s have had their day, now it’s the turn of the Dad’s; it’ll soon be Father’s Day! I always struggle with what to buy for men, and with helping the boys choose something for Daddy. If it was left to them, he would just end up with toys – though I don’t think he’d mind, actually!
If you struggle like me, then you might want to check out some of the selection below. There’s something for a variety of budgets and interests. Read more